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
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.
I have to say that for my age (20), I have owned a lot of vehicles. And this one is by far the best one yet. I have to say that I love this truck. I have a 2000 Ram 1500 sport, with the 5.9 and while it is not the best on gas...averaging like 15mpg...it has been a great truck. With the exception of the axle joints, and an ABS sensor, I havent had to do a thing to this truck. It pulls well and the 4 wheel drive is excellent, even if im just playing in the mud with it. I would highly recommend one of these trucks to anyone, but know that no matter what you buy, there is a chance of getting a bad one, but when you get a good one like I did, its all worth it.