This thing is a tank. Yea handling is kind of crappy but every thing on this truck in 110% reliable and other things can be improved. Bought for 400 dollars resale is (or will be) 2500-3500 once improvements are made. Repaint, Repair, some suspension mods, and it will compare with something much newer. Oh and mine is a 1989. Sold, April/2017.
this truck has been in the family since it was new been past around and worked hard. this is a real truck takes a beating and keeps tickin', I've never got stuck anywhere even where dune buggies can't go i crawl her in. a bit slow on take off but easy to fix. the truck sat for a year w/o being run and cranked on the first try. simply strong running truck simple interior. i learned to drive in this truck and now it's mine so I'm always gonna be partial to a dodge ram.
Have driven the older Rams for years. Being a Dodge Parts Manager since 1994, I have seen likes and dislikes for this truck. Transmissons where garbage but now aftermarket rebuilding packages make this a very good work truck. I have a diesel with 365,000 miles on it. and the owner before me had the transmission rebuilt with heavy duty torque converter and hard parts. He did disconnect the locking torque convertor.