by midmo on Jan 2, 2005 Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 3dr Van
Bought a Mark 3 conversion with 77k miles a year ago for $6,500 - these Dodge Vans seem very cheap. Have used as both people hauler and for antique business for 10k miles with no problems. Expect to replace transmission eventually, heating/cooling controls have a mind of their own, interior & exterior trim are poor. The fuel injected 318 is smooth and solid, always starts. Interior space is fantastic. Gets surprising 17 mpg on freeway at 75. Buy one for $2.5k less than a Ford or GM, then put the money away for any possible repairs and you won't be disappointed. I also found the ride a little less truck-like than my old Ford Van. With the reliable 318 may be the best used van bargain.
by Christine Moruza on Jun 5, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 3dr Ext Van
1999 B2500. Everything that could go
wrong has. Van has 80,000 miles, had
to replace water pump, rear ABS
sensor, seals on front pump, power
train control module, intake manifold,
many gaskets. Total repair bills,
excluding brakes and routine tire,
oil, and coolant changes, over $5000.
Body fallen apart, interior and
exterior. Decorative side molding on
outside has come off, and interior
Noisy, gaskets around doors, supposed
to cut wind noise, don't. Just come
We will never buy another Dodge
by Paul in NOVA on Jan 3, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Maxi 3dr Ext Van
We bought this to replace our 97 8 (vs.
12) passenger B2500. There were
aspects of the 97 I liked better, but
overall the 99 is superior. Lots of
power; comfortable seating for the 7
kids, wife, and me; well equipped from
the factory. Only get 12 MPG :-( but
to be expected with the 5.9. Wish we
had the limited slip for pulling the
snowmobile trailer. Only real problem
has been bad ball joints early on, and
a rare, intermittant engine ignition
cut-out that the dealer can't diagnose.