I bought my 2000 Dodge SLT Laramie 4x2 used with 81,000 miles on it. I am the third owner and I LOVE my truck. It has enough power to pull the horse trailer and enough room for my family to take trips in it comfortably. Just note, you can not put 4 “tall” people in this truck comfortably. It works great for us because we have two family members over 5’7” and two under 5’7”. It has been my daily driver for the last six years and other than the horrible gas mileage of the 5.9 liter V8, I really can’t complain. No major mechanical issues and it wears tires very well. It’s starting to get that “old car” disease, where it’s needing maintenance due to age. I’ve replaced the belts, the tens
Mine is a 5.9L Auto/4x4, but that wasn't an option. Overall this truck has done its duty without any major issues. My dad bought it brand new and i bought it off him 3 years ago. Took good care of it but worked it hard too. They are good for what they are if taken care of. Even with the 5.9L it is underpowered vs newer trucks but we have towed all the way up to max capacity without issue. Gas mileage is atrocious but what do you expect? With 141k miles the only "major" issue is the evaporator went out a few years ago so the air doesnt work, and its an expensive repair. People don't seem to treat them right, but if you do find one that has been taken care of, you can't beat them for the price
I bought this truck after my older Dodge was totaled in an accident. I wouldn't feel safe in anything else. Never had any problems with either truck except BASIC upkeep. Water pump needed to be replaced at 100k miles because supposedly the 2000 were the first year they used a new one. Other then that, no problems. Gas mileage is around 18 mpg, doesn't suck gas like other trucks. Far better mpg then my fathers '07 Titan.
Excellent truck.This was my 4th truck since switching over from cars.This truck was very dependable.The down side is that it was a gas hog.Other than normal maintence,and replacing a fog lamp before 1 year I had no problems at all.I have driven other friends trucks an I had thought mine had power,but after driving theirs I realized mine was adequate,but not overwhelming if i was towin a boat etc.
This truck has been trouble free and very dependable. The 5.9 liter V-8 is quiet and very responsive. The truck has 42000 miles on it and I have replaced wearing items like front brakes and all tires. Other than those items and regular service I haven't spent anything on it. The paint and finish is very durable. When you wash the road salt and grime off from it it looks like new.