Dodge Power Wagon Review from Italy

1967 Dodge Power Wagon W200 225 Slantsix

Model year1967
Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership1982
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 225 Slantsix Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired15800 miles
Most recent distance275000 miles
Previous carDodge Dodge D100

Summary:

The only vehicle I can't kill

Faults:

Not much wrong with it. The usual repairs for an old dog.

General Comments:

Dodge boys got it right when they built this baby. I have had it 23 years now and it still purrs like new. Walks away with anything I hitch it to. This truck has pulled Stumps, Trailers, Stuck Dozers, a House, even a large barn we moved to make way for a new road. It Climbs trees, over rocks as big as a freezer, fords rivers up to the door handles, and has pushed a snow plow with snow up to the headlights like it was cruising down sleepy hollow road in summer. It has been around the World with me where ever I get stationed. Right now it is in the garage below my Villa here in Sicily half way up Mt Etna. The beaches of Guam were no challenge for its 12ft wheel base either. One day they may bury me in it, but with Gods help that may not be for some time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th October, 2005

27th Nov 2005, 21:25

What amazes me is that Dodge can/did build trucks like these - as reliable and tough as anything ever built - but the rest of their products fall apart like cotton candy. What happened?

An ex-Omni owner.

20th Dec 2005, 11:24

I also have a 1978 Dodge W200 power wagon. It will go anywhere I want to put it. And of course it will because it is not a chevy or a ford. I think dodge builds the toughest trucks in the world.

1974 Dodge Charger owner Too!

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review