A heavy duty hauling machine!
A solid, reliable work truck. Yes, it has a rough ride and sits high, and the turning radius is like an ocean liner, but it wasn't designed to be a yuppie ride. The solid Dana axles and leaf springs are made for WORK!
The Cummins turbo diesel is nothing short of amazing! It has the power to haul and/or pull almost anything you want. My truck is a dually 4x4 automatic with 4.10 gears that still gets 15mpg on the highway, which is 2mpg more than my light duty 1995 F150 4x4 previously got! I am very pleased so far, and highly recommend a 1st generation Ram diesel to anyone who wants a serious hauler and doesn't mind a "solid" ride.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th September, 2003