1988 Dodge D150 Reviews

1988 Dodge D150 Regular Cab 318 5.2 from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 318 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 miles
Most recent distance657000 miles


The very best truck out there


Replaced rear end and rebuild trans.

Seats need to be redone.

General Comments:

Best truck ever made. Will be rebuilding the engine very soon. Still running with 657000 miles on the engine.

Have had it since I was 16, and it's still a daily driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2012

29th Oct 2012, 18:04

Daily driver indeed at 185 miles per day, 7 days a week, for six years.

1988 Dodge D150 318 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 318 V8 Automatic
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles


Good work truck


I bought the truck in 2007, from the original owner, with only 88,000 miles. Paid $800.

I purchased it knowing that the automatic trans. would sometimes act like it was going into neutral when shifting from 1st to 2nd. The mechanic at the trans. shop stated that this could be due to a hardened seal, and suggested that I try pouring a few ounces of brake fluid into the trans. (note: brake fluid tends to make rubber get soft and swell up). I got lucky. After pouring in 10 ounces of brake fluid and driving a few miles, the problem went away and the truck now has 144,000 miles and still shifts perfectly.

The old truck looks a little rough, but has been super dependable. It's made a 2,200 mile round trip from N. Carolina to Minnesota and a 1,600? mile round trip to Michigan without missing a beat. Both times towing a trailer and loaded down with household stuff.


- Trans. "neutralizing". Fixed with $3 bottle of brake fluid.

- Replaced starter.

- Windshield wiper linkage bushings worn out. $5 in parts but what a PAIN to install.

- Replaced radiator.

- Replaced water pump.

- Turn signal switch broken.

- A/C not working.

- Normal maintenance. Brakes, oil, tires, etc.

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

Review Date: 4th July, 2009

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews