Underpowered base V6, quad cab lacks rear seat room when compared to GM full-size trucks.
The versatile Ram can handle everything from off-road bashing to towing an Airstream with ease, and still look good doing it.
The Dodge boys must have known they had a winner on their hands the second they unveiled their bold Ram Pickup in 1994. The risky love-it-or-hate-it styling turned nearly every head, and it takes two hands to count the number of look-alikes that have since debuted from other manufacturers.
The Ram Pickup comes in Regular, Club and Quad Cab half-, three-quarter- and one-ton configurations, and all are equipped with Magnum power, be it modest or mammoth. There's a practical-and-it-feels-that-way 3.9-liter V6 that makes 175 horsepower, and at the other extreme, heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 pickups can growl with an 8.0-liter V10, good for 310 horsepower (305 for California). Tucked in between for good measure is a 245-horse, 5.9-liter V8 and a 5.2-liter V8 worth 230 horsepower. A macho 5.9-liter, 24-valve inline-six turbodiesel is available if you like loads of torque (450 pound-feet), low-maintenance and the overly loud purr of a diesel, plus have about an extra five grand to spend. We've heard that 2002 will bring an aluminum-block 3.7-liter V6 based on the popular Grand Cherokee 4.7-liter V8, and there's also talk of 5.7-liter and 6.1-liter V8s.
The Regular Cab has bench seating for three, while the Club Cab can cram three both front and rear, although access to the rear for storage and seating is difficult. With the Quad Cab, rear-access doors on either side of the cab make that easier, yet they're not separate full-size doors like on the new Dakota Quad Cab. Inside, the Ram Pickup is fully modernized, with ergonomics that match the utility of the rest of the truck. The controls are properly placed and completely functional.
Automatic transmission shifts are firm, but not harsh, and the column-mounted shifter operates easily. The manual transmissions are simple to shift and the gates are perfectly spaced. The half-ton's manual tranny is a five-speed with overdrive, while the 3/4- and one-ton reap the rewards of a much beefier transmission that has a granny-low first gear for getting going while hauling a heavy load. Although it's a bulky vehicle, the Ram Pickup is surprisingly agile and reasonably surefooted, but think twice before making any quick maneuvers. Ride and handling are so competent you almost forget you're in a full-size pickup, except if you're in an unloaded 3/4- or one-ton, in which case you'll be reminded over every bump in the road.
Yes, it's a full-size truck, but it does extremely well on trails and other off-road excursions. Dodge is well aware of the Ram Pickup's capabilities and this year introduces the Ram Off-Road 4x4. Regular and Quad Cab short-bed 1500 four-wheel drives can take advantage of this off-road package that includes heavier-duty equipment, such as a limited slip, a recalibrated suspension for extra ground clearance, all-terrain tires and steering gear designed for low speeds.
An all-new platform and redesign is likely for 2002, and Dodge is again hoping to build another talk of both the town and the competition.
The Ram Pickup 1500 Club Cab models with the 8-foot bed box have been discontinued; also eliminated for 2000 are the 2500 Club Cabs. All Ram Pickups receive a new front suspension and steering system to improve ride quality and steering precision, and 2500s and 3500s have a revised rear suspension for a better ride when loaded. An off-road package is now available for the short-wheelbase four-wheel-drive 1500.
Read what other owners think about the Used 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Regular Cab.
My truck has 300k on odometer besides a transmission replacement and normal brakes tires etc maintenance truck runs great and spent 20 years hauling a cigarette boat and camper other days,it's a keeper body is still in near rust condition so a new paint job is in its future, engine still don't use oil or smoke but definitely will be replaced with a new long block, transmission was reply at 220000 with upgrades,only problem in this truck was dash board plastic has cracking issues and panels replacement but seats besides a small tear in driver's seat all is generally great condition,I rarely drove it in winter salted streets if I did it was spray washed off and every 2-3 years I sprayed the underside with black Rust-Oleum paint,and have no rust anywhere, I'll keep this truck another 20+ years,it's a great truck for the first 20 years and with normal maintenance she'll be great another 20 years and very roomy cab to boot.
Used 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Regular Cab Overview
The Used 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Regular Cab is offered in the following styles: SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.9L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.9L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), ST 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.9L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), and ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.9L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M).
Pre-owned Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Regular Cab models are available with a 5.9 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 245 hp, depending on engine type.
The Used 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Regular Cab comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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