The van gets terrible mileage 13 on highway, but it is a full conversion van. Seems to rattle a bit and doors do not close unless slammed. Also a constant clunking in the front that the dealer says is normal (yeah right)
We love our 2000 Dodge Ram van Glaval conversion. The ride is smooth and comfortable. We like the view from over other vehicles in case of traffic stops or bad road conditions. Our two concerns are: 1. We are over 70 and getting in and out are getting more difficult. 2. There is not enough foot room in the front. One foot has to rest on the wheel well while driving or riding as a passenger in the front.
I purchased this used with 75000 miles
on it 16 months ago and have put
100000 on it since. Although it cannot
be all things to everyone, it gets
pretty close for me. Power,
durability, road competence, and just
plain utility are excellent. There are
issues but not worth whining about
when price is factored. Overall value
is excellent. Strong towing vehicle.
The vehicle is just the right size for
our family of 7. It has taken us on
trips w/ lots of luggage & performed
well ... until lately. A bearing
sheared in the transaxle & the A/C
compressor went out. It had right at
50K miles on it at the time & cost me
about $2500 to fix. Neither of these
repairs should be seen in the first
100K in my opinion, much less at 50K.
Forgot to mention the front end has a
problem w/ wearing out shocks &
bushings. Am not impressed w/ the
quality of van overall, but hopefully
we have seen the worst.
I needed a big tough hauler.
This van is that. Not refined,
comfortable, quiet, easy to get into,
economic, but for some reason it feels
good TOWERING over everthing else
except semis. It's 5.9L engine pulls
this monster with seeming ease while
hauling HEAVY loads, the towing package
will pull trains. I had the standard
setup and it does fine. If you need to
get a lot of weight from here to there
and don't care a lot about comfort or
those irritating build/fit & finish
things, check this van out.