Dodge Vans have always had very powerful, very dependable engines; so the passing power in my 360 equipped version while impressive (6000 Lb van) is not surprising; handles very well too! What is surprising is the interior arrangements and use of space. someone finally got it right. ususally I had to choose between large center console convenience (Ford) or ample foot space/ leg room (all others). Now Dodge has them both! and i just love the table top that flips out with an extension between drivier and passenger; plus cup holders that will easily hold a super gulp or 1 liter bottle, wow!! the outward visibility is excellent through very large windows, yet deep tinting allows for privacy.
This was my second Dodge family Van.
The first was a 1980 model, 250 3/4
ton, we had it for 10 years. Never let
us down, exceptional utility, good gas
mileage, prone to body rust. 1996 SLT
(Luxury) 2500 model 3/4 ton, has firm
good handling suspension,(1500 1/2 too
soft-wallows) 5.2L Magnum V8 AWESOME!
4 speed Torqueflite transmission, 3.55
ratio HD rear axle. 50,000 mile
average fuel economy 15.6 Roomy, good
looking vehicle, easy driver, great
visibility, no mechanical/electrical
problems, simple service, No rust.
Many 24hr. trips Mass. to Fla.
I admit it. I own a big blue van. The
big, 15-pass airport shuttle bus van.
I bought it because I race motorcycles
all over the country and I don't like
towing a trailer. I can fit two bikes,
all of my gear, my significant other,
and still have room to crawl in the
back seat and take a nap. Very noisy,
interior trim is very cheesy, and I've
broken a lot of plastic pieces.
However, the drivetrain seems bullet
proof. I almost ran it out of oil once
and I just refilled it with no
consequences. Has a lot of highway
power, but oviously slow off the line,
seeing how it's nearly 6,000 lb. dry.