Excellent reliable work van
By kabinfeevr on
1996 Dodge Ram Van 1500 3dr Van
I bought this vehicle new and performed all scheduled maintenence as directed. Vehicle has been in for major cost service only once and that was to replace all belts, hoses and filters (voluntary) after 100000 miles. I use only Mobil-1 synthetic oil in all of my vehicles. I have hauled tons of equipment and supplies in this van and it never tires of the punishment. I still drive it 13 hours at a clip on I- 95 between VA and FL with no worries and no trouble. I also use it to tow my 21' cuddy-cabin sport fisherman. It is highway/road noisy, but remember folks, it IS a cargo van.
HD transmission, great 318 engine, typically excellent Chrysler/Dodge A/C system, chills the entire van with ease. Seats are surprisingly comfortable on long trips.
Could have used a better audio system. I replaced mine with an aftermarket system designed to overcome the road noise.