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Failur is lurking in every corner
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By Guy
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2003 Dodge Ram Cargo Van 2500 3dr Ext Van (5.2L 8cyl 4A)


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Purchased the vehicle in 2003 second hand with 15000 miles from the owner (a one driver operator, not rental). This review was written in 2017 with only 110000 miles on it! It has been a great service van for my business but not without flaws. After warranty expired problems begin. Had to replace computer controller few times. Fuel hose went bad, chair adjustment lever broke, minor repairs here and there, water pump replaced, temperature control unit replaced, gas tank and pump replaced. Using a very accurate repair expenses controlled by business analysis I can say that the average repair cost is around $600 per year. This vehicle can't go farther than 10 trips without me worrying when would be the next problem. Dealer sticker say 12/15 miles per gallon but with very conservative driving my records show 17 miles per gallon. Overall I don't think it's the best value for vehicle but being optimistic as I am it is not the worst either. Hope this helps.


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Great Van
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By smithtp
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2003 Dodge Ram Cargo Van 1500 3dr Ext Van (3.9L 6cyl 3A)


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Bought used with 34k,the conversion package by Elk automotive is top rate. Has leather, cd, dvd, rear air, tv, rear stereo, all the goodies. Very easy to drive despite its size, ride is nice and quiet inside. With the 318 engines and regular service these things are allmost bullet-proof. As most manufacturers produce very few of the large van conversions any more and the new ones costing 50k that are available, I feel that for 20k I stole this thing. One of the best things is it's still under warranty with Chryslers 7/70 plan. These are the only way to travel, if you are buying for everyday use, it's probably not the right vehicle.


Best Features

Power folding rear sofa, 13 inch tv that is game ready.(a must for the kids.) Generally I feel these vans are the best looking of the big three.


Worst Features

Maybe a little more foot room up front. But,hey ,if you're not driving why not lay on the sofa and watch tv?


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2003 Conversion Van
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By Regency
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2003 Dodge Ram Cargo Van 1500 3dr Ext Van (3.9L 6cyl 3A)


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This is a left over new van. Great deal
especially with the 0 % interest. Van
is very comfortable for travel. The
built in antennae for the tv is awsome
for watching local chanels. Van is very
quiet and rides smooth. Regency does a
great job on their conversion packages.
Awsome family vehicle


Best Features

Conversion pkg.(tv dvd head phones etc..) driving comfort and overall quietness of the van due to the extensive insulation pkg from Regency


Worst Features

more power the 5.2 litre has a little trouble with the 5900lb. weight load. Fuel economy is not the best at 15 mpg on the highway.


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She's a looker!
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By Dodgem
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2003 Dodge Ram Cargo Van 1500 3dr Ext Van (3.9L 6cyl 3A)


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I bought the van new with a conversion
package, Raised roof, TV, VCR etc..
2003 leftover good deals still
available with zero financing. I have a
5.2 Ltr V-8, plenty of power, nice
tight smooth ride. A little short on
leg room but overall very comfortable.
Lots of windows, everyone gets a window
seat. It looks great, I've been getting
loads of compliments.You won't be
sorry.


Best Features

V-8 with towing package. The kids love the captain chairs and the television.


Worst Features

Too late for improvements they no longer make the van. This I think is a huge mistake. Dodge now makes a Sprinter looks more comercial than consumer.


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