I have owned this vehicle since it was new. If I had to complain about anything it would be the brakes. I have full ABS brakes. I am doing the first brake job at 60k, My '92 had at least 50% brakes left when I traded it in at 85k. The truck has been very dependable and is comfortable to drive on long trips. Other than that I think the brakes are a little lacking, I love the truck.
The Cummins engine and the good ride on long trips.
Purchased the 2500 SLT LB - 2 w.d. primarily to get the Cummins Diesel. Unbelievable power - and I tow quite often. Interior roomy - back of truck is constantly packed with over 4000 lbs. of business equipment. Runs very very well. Fit and finish of Dodge chassis/body a little unimaginative - but then we've owned Mercedes and Toyatas in the past and are accustomed to a bit more in that area. Wish Cummins would sign a deal with the Dodge Sprinter folks to put one of those power packs in that model instead of the little 2.75 litre Mercedes Diesel. That would REEEEELY be a truck!
The Cummins Diesel - dependable and ever so powerful. Keep the oil changed and she'll run forever!
Stiffen up the body panels - they dent FAR TOO EASILY
Out of the three top American light duty
truck builders this 1999 Ram 2500 HD has
been the most dependable truck I have
ever owned. I curently have 192,000
miles on it and have had no problems
with it . I bought it 10 miles on it,
actually it had 3 miles on it I put 7 on
test driving it and I am the only one
who has driven it and I beleive this
truck will be with me a long time. I
have no intention of selling it . Lets
put it this way at 5 years old and
192,000 miles my cost of maintenance is
a little over $1800.00.
The body style and the cockpit design
very comfortable and all the dash
cotrols and guages easy to reach and read.
Power seat control location . Back seat
leg room not big enough for anyone over 5'3"