2001 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 360


Won't buy another Dodge truck. They need to address their defects


Most recent, the hood flew up while driving, causing severe damage to the hood, windshield, both hinges. A factory recall on this latch system was too late for me, as the truck was bought less than 1 year ago, and I did not know about it.

A/C compressor failed in June.

Evap. coil under dash board leaking in July.

A/C pressure switch & canister, both bad in July.

Dashboard fell apart in several pieces; also a factory problem.

Lost both front wheel bearings in August.

Water pump failed, due to a leak in a small hose you cannot see between the pump & manifold, in July.

2 weeks later, the radiator started leaking at its base. August.

Very bad noise in Reverse has just started, but only when cold? October.

Severe rust on brake lines below brake booster under hood. September.

Rust bad on the top caps that support the front shocks under the hood. September.

General Comments:

I bought this truck in November of 2011, and have had it less than 1 year.

It has been up on a roll back and in the shop more than on the road.

It had been painted in October 2011, and looked and ran great at that time. Still having to make payments is hard when so much is failing on this truck.

The hood latch should never fail on any vehicle, causing the hood to fly up while driving. 2000-2001 trucks were recalled by Dodge per NHTSA with defective hood latches.

The engine is strong and the trans seems solid for now.

Seats are comfortable, even on long trips, with good leg and head room. The design of truck is what sold me on the Dodge Ram.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th October, 2012

14th Oct 2012, 09:06

Yeah, & with *only* 188,000 miles - how dare they not offer a lifetime warranty!

2001 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT Laramie 8.0 V10


1 year of beatings.. Still runs good!!


Had this truck for exactly 1 year, and only just regular oil changes are needed. No problems after a year of beating on this truck.

General Comments:

Got on heck of a deal on this V10 QC 2 WD. The previous owner had some warranty issues when new, that the dealer could not remedy. The owner sued Chrysler and they bought it back under Ca lemon law, and it was sold at auction. I'm not sure what was the original problem, but I took a very "calculated" risk and bought this truck. I figured that was over 150,000 miles ago, and someone in their right mind could fix it??

Knock on wood after 5000 miles and a long winter, hot summer, and countless beatings, this truck has been very good. My 2.4 little Nissan was a far cry when it comes to reliability, power, room, and comfort. I love this truck! 305 HP and 450ft torque in a gasser? That's roughly the same power as a non-H.O. Cummins, but without the turbo lag. Power is instant with the V10. Time will tell if I truly have a lemon or not, but I will still be reluctant to sell this odd ball V10 Dodge dreamed of.

The only caveat with these trucks is the gas MPG... But hey, it will tow a house if needed.

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

Review Date: 17th September, 2012

2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Work Special 3.9 V6


Reliable, gas guzzling, powerful V6 work truck!!


Needed all new bulbs for the tail lights and brakes, including the 3rd light.

Replaced the distributor cap, plugs and wires the second day of owning, because it did not start the next day. (First time the plugs were ever changed!! Very corroded)


Coil spring is cracked, but it still drives perfect!

General Comments:

This truck has been very reliable, starts every time, and goes anywhere I point the front end, from up curbs to gravel bumpy roads, to the wooden trails, and the long road trips.

I have the 3.9 V6 2wd long bed work truck, and the engine has some power and torque, but sucks down the gas like no tomorrow. I average 11 MPG high/city driving, and never exceed 3000 RPM, but still only get 140 miles per half of a tank, and I have the 36 gallon tank!!

All in all, this is a great truck! You can see the engine and work on it, parts are cheaper, it has plenty of power and torque, and is built in the USA!!! Great truck if you can afford to put gas in this V6; yes, I said V6 2wd long bed. I guess the 5.9 gets better MPG than this. But if you want something reliable, that has a good amount of power, then get the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 WS regular cab!

I installed a Thrush Welded, and this V6 sounds like a V8 idling and driving. It also improved my low end torque and MPG.

Being a work truck, to clean the interior, all you need is a broom and a wet rag, plus no power locks and windows mean no electrical issues down the road.

If you want better MPG, go with the 4.7, 5.2, or the 5.9 Magnum. The V6 uses way more gas for some reason, but has power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2011

2nd Nov 2011, 19:22

The 3.9 V6 uses more gas than the V8s, because the engine has to work like hell to go the same speed that the V8s loaf at.