1982 Dodge Rampage NA 2.2L 4 cylinder.
Fun, utilitarian ride
Carburetor, The vacuum system and that little Weber carburetor are junk. I keep an extra freshly overhauled carburetor on hand. I wish they could have used fuel injection.
I love they way it handles and the excellent fuel mileage. This is my second one. I put over 150,000 on the first one. Both get over 30 mpg on the highway and handle very well in the snow during our winter months. It will actually haul 1/2 ton. I know because I've done it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th November, 2008
15th Aug 2013, 18:42
First off, I love mine. It's an 84 and it runs great.
I don't know about the previous comment on Webber carbs, because mine and all the ones I have ever seen have Holley carbs on them; even all the Omni / Horizions I've seen. But that's neither here nor there. Fuel injection would have been nice, but alas Chrysler didn't want to use it till they were forced to.
I really can't complain about mine. The ride is nice, and the handling is good, but it totally lacks power. That's why it gets 30 MPG I guess. I don't abuse mine and it's been rust checked every year since new. I guess that's why I still have it. I just wish they had made more of them. They are a cool little truck, and I'm lucky I own one.