1984 Dodge W150 Prospector 318
Slow, reliable, and rugged
Radiator blew around the seal at 72,250.
Two freeze plugs went.
Heater core at 74,109.
Other than the minor repairs, this has been a great road truck. The previous owner bought it from a guy who had it sitting in a shed for about 6-7 years. He put a battery in, some gas, oil, and cleaned the damn thing, and she drove home.
When I bought it, she needed a little TLC done to the motor as he used it for a snow plow. He wrecked it and it has major damage to the drivers side front from a small car or a telephone pole.
She's slow and rugged, but she's reliable. She gets 8 mpg even if she's to the floor uphill or coasting on the other side with the wind to her back.
She has the most comfortable bucket seat in the world, which makes up for the leaf springs.
I give her a 10 out of 10.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th August, 2009