This is the worst vehicle I have ever owned. It gets worse fuel mileage than my 81 Chevy 4x4 with 4.10 gears and a carb! So much for 20 years of progress. The 5.2 motor is so gutless, overdrive is useless. This truck has 45000 miles on it and I have replaced the oil pump TWICE! The transmission has never shifted right, and four different Dodge dealers have been unable to find the problem. It backfires through the intake for no reason any dealer can find, and both top ball joints have gone bad. As soon as I can trade this sucker in and not risk financial ruin, it will be gone. If someone gave me a choice between another Dodge Ram and a blind mule, I would take the blind mule.
The interior is comfortable on long trips, assuming you can afford the gas to go on a long trip.
An oil pump that pumps oil, an engine with more torque than some lugnuts require, ball joints that last more than 40,000 miles, a transmission that shifts gears, an intake that doesn't backfire, and a fuel system that gets reasonable mileage.
I have had no problems with this truck of any kind. Owned it for two years. The interior is really comfortable for long drives. Fits both car seats in the back and tows anything I put on the back of it. Of course mileage is bad but most trucks do not get good mileage. If you want good mileage go buy a Metro and park the truck. My truck has the 5.2L.
Reliability is outstanding. Roomy interior is great. Easy to work on.
Everyone would like great gas mileage but then all the power for towing would go away. The improvement I would make is the ability to view traffic on my left over my shoulder. The A-arm pillars are rather large and bulky. Traffic can be hard to see around cab structure at times.
Very happy with this truck. The ride and handling are great. The styling is excellent (better than the new ones). Overall size and function are just what I wanted. Not impressed by the gas mileage, but it is as good as Ford or Chevy at least. It seems well put together, no squeaks or rattles. Nothing falling off, no minor glitches. I had a 1997 just like this one and it was also fun to drive, trouble free and gave me no reason not to buy this one, I only switched to get one with lower miles and the newer sport styling
Sport styling, size, ride, interior convenience is the best on the market. Hauls and pulls anything I want with no trouble or problems
Improve the fuel mileage (I only get 16-19 mpg) Don't like the outside door handles (they fixed that on the new ones)
This has been a work horse from day
one. I have not been easy on this
truck in the slightest, and it just
keeps begging for more. I will
definately be purchasing another one
if this one ever slows down, but
untill then, she has been the best
truck I have ever owned!!!!
Just plain Tough! Has put up with over
use and abuse with out complaint
Modular Divider system in the center
arm rest, for those of us that use it
like an office.
Have fought to get 18mpg on the
highway. Had the truck for 25000 miles
before the ECU was programmed
correctly. Before that the mileage was
16mpg highway. Dodge service is awful
in every shop I've been to.
The trip computer is AWESOME! The bed
is setup great for hauling motorcycles.
This would be a great truck with some
better quality control from the factory
and better support after the sale.