1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 3.9 Gasoline
Most reliable truck I've ever had
PVC Valve clogged at about 120,000 miles.
My Ram 1500 has been a wonderful vehicle. I bought it new and have had almost no maintenance costs. This vehicle has taken me over 139,000 miles on the original engine and transmission. I still drive it daily. This truck has never failed me in 3 years.
I have moved cross country towing a trailer behind it, and only then did I wish it had more power. In most other instances, it does fine though it is only a 6 cylinder engine. I often haul heavy loads, go off-road, and launch boats with it. Despite my habits, I have not seen the transmission issues that I so often hear about these trucks.
My truck has been the most reliable I have had. It still has the factory starter, alternator, fuel pump, etc. These are items that I expect to replace relatively often, but have not had to on the Ram.
My issues with the truck are few. I have had a hard time finding air filters for it. It seems to fall out of alignment fast than most, and pulls a little one way or the other when you hit the brakes hard. Lastly, there could be alittle more room behind the seat.
All in all a great vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th July, 2001