Not much has gone wrong with the Ramcharger, considering it's now got 375,000Km on it. It's worn out like any vehicle would be at this point, but still the most reliable vehicle I've had.
~ Gas gauge doesn't work, and hasn't for several years.
~ Seatbelts are worn out and take a few tugs to tighten up.
~ Front lights are very dim.
~ All of the doors need to be slammed hard, and in the right place, to shut all the way.
~ Has a small oil leak.
~ Needs tranny fluid at least once a week.
~ front passenger seat is broken, flips all the way forward (the reason the windshield is broken -- the seat hit it)
~ Tends to be sluggish when you want to be speedy.
~ Takes at least 5-10 seconds to start it up, depending on how long it's been sitting. Will start right away if it's been very recently used (within a 2-3 hour period).
~ Cloth interiors attract dog hair easily.
~ Difficult to pull the car seat from back seat.
Can't go wrong with this unit. It's tough and reliable. I never worry about getting hit in this vehicle.
This truck has never once broken down on me, and it can go for some time without propane. Because it's on propane, it's relatively inexpensive to drive.
This is a great winter truck and can take you anywhere, on or off roads. This is probably the reason they are tough to find in decent shape -- people beat on them because the truck can handle it. They make great mudboggers.
There is a ton of space inside the truck -- so much room, and very comfortable. Lots of room for the dogs in the back.
A/C has never failed us, and the heater is amazing.
This is my second Ram Charger (first was an '84) and this one has had far less issues than the first. The first had ALL the problems listed above (right down to the broken seat -- except that one actually came unattached from the floor), but engine issues as well. Our 89 Ramcharger has never let us down. The engine is getting a bit worn out, and I'd like to replace it, but I'll never get rid of this truck. It's fun, it's tough, and it's reliable. Highly recommended if you can find one.