1999 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT Laramie Magnum 360 V8
A thirsty, but reliable and powerful truck
The EVS alarm System once was triggered by hooking the battery back up after working on the vehicle. We didn't have the remote for it, so it sat for a week until we figured out how to reset it.
The governor pressure solenoid in the transmission began acting up and causing the gears to slip and sometimes stay stuck in third gear. $150 later, it runs fine.
The clear coat has begun to start fading (typical Dodge problem), as well as a cracked dashboard (another Dodge problem).
Great and reliable vehicle to have.
For a 360 cubic inch V8, it has plenty of power (great for pulling out my neighbor's Ford).
Gas mileage, surprisingly, is about 15 MPG.
The truck rides comfortably and has never failed.
It has a few cosmetic issues, but typical for a sixteen year old truck. The body is rock-solid, but heavy. Not a lot of room in the back seats.
I would recommend buying a second generation Dodge Ram 1500.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2015