Dodge B250 Review from Finland

1989 Dodge B250 5.2

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired350000 kilometres
Most recent distance423000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Aspen

Summary:

Reliable of my cars

Faults:

When I bought it the timing chain was so bad shape that it barely run. Changed the timing chain and the car got new life!

Transmission was once already rebuilt-ed, but because of wrong use (a500 overdrive has o/d off button, not on button!) overdrive unit went broke after 30 000 kilometers with it.

General Comments:

Dodge has always brought me back home, even when the transmission failured, it rolled to home and then stopped.

Tough to drive, pretty well performance, maybe because torque converter changed to over 2000 rpm stall version.

Got it always running, even when temperature is -30 degrees of Celcius.

Very warm in cold winters of Finland.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2007

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review