Have an '02 Ram Van 1500, Regency Conversion, 3.9l V6, 3 speed automatic. Bought it because it was roomy and relatively cheap ($19k brand new in Aug 03). I really like the van but my wife has trouble getting in and out of it. Passengers really, really like the 2nd row captain's chairs and 3rd row bench. I added a flip down TV and they really enjoy that. I thought the V6 would be underpowered but except for merging onto freeways I am satisfied. 4 speed auto might have helped. Fuel economy is acceptable, 15 mpg typical on the highway, 13 in town. Have gotten 17 mpg on the highway if I keep my speed down.
High driving position, overall passenger room, ride, value. I like the looks of the van, some people don't.
Better transmission gearing. Front seat legroom. Blind spots. Fuel economy.
This van has been wonderful for our
growing family. We took it on a trip
the summer of 2003 from GA to MN back
tom GA then to FL all in a 2.5 week
time. We had ample room for our family
of six and the vehicle performed
flawlessly. We also pulled a camper
from GA to AL and it had no troulbe. I
couldn't even tell the camper was
there. We love it!!!!!!
The interior room and towing
capabilities. We pull a camper or boat
around all summer.
Leg room for front seats is a bit
cramped, but so are all vans.
Purchased the van in Florida with 16,000 miles on the odometer ($16,000). At 25,000 miles the air conditioning quit and both front control arms broke. Both items were fixed by a dealer in Michigan at no cost to us. We purchased the van to pull a 3800 lb (empty) horse trailer. It does this with ease. It will carry a seemingly infinite amount of cargo (seats are back in Fla.) Overall my wife and I are happy with the vehicle.
I have only had the van for about 2
weeks. So far so good. I chose to
purchase the 5.2 Liter V8 over the 3.9
Liter V6. Glad I did. I also opted for
a conversion van which offered some
nice amenities. Dealershiop was
offering 0% financing for 60 months and
$10,000 dollars off.
5.2 Liter engine, front and rear
AC/Heat,Televison and DVD player.
Wish there was more leg(foot) room in
front. Also if available at the time I
would have chosen the longer wheel base
model which would have given us a
smoother ride and a little more cargo
room in back.