1991 Dodge D150 Reviews

1991 Dodge D150 SE 5.2 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres

Summary:

Great buy I'm very happy

Faults:

This truck has a shake once you reach 100km which I believe to be the u-joints.

But my real complaint is that there is no after market items for this truck no box liners,no tonneau covers, no lowering suspension parts. basically between 1987 & 1993 there is nothing not even from the dealer.

General Comments:

This was a one owner truck and was well taken care of it runs like a dream and has no rust I just wish it had a little more get up and go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2006

1991 Dodge D150 D150LE 318 V8 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 318 V8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Solid, strong, truck

Faults:

Truck went underwater (over the roof!) from hurricane Katrina. Dried it out, still runs great!

Electrical options, windows, locks, radio no longer work because of flooding.

General Comments:

One tough truck. Engine very strong w/manual transmission.

Solid, tough truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2006

1991 Dodge D150 2WD 318 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 318 V8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Tough Classic Looking Truck

Faults:

Climate Control System not functioning (have not had a chance to investitate the cause yet)

Nothing else: Only drive the truck a few times a month.

General Comments:

I bought this truck as a second vehicle, and to satisfy my need to have a truck around.

I have had several vehicles, but this truck is my all time favorite.

I have it around to do work with, and also to serve as a spare vehicle. If I had to drive this truck every day, it would put me in the poor house, due to its horrible fuel economy. But, I knew that going in, and again, I drive the truck infrequently by design.

This truck has an excellent engine/transmission combination. The '91 TBI 318 V8 is a very durable, good running engine. The transmission is a NP435 four speed manual, with an ultra low "creeper" first gear, for getting heavy loads moving. Around town, without a load, you essentially drive it as a 3 speed, starting in second gear. First gear is unsynchronized (as is reverse), so you must come to a complete stop before engaging it.

The transmission is a great heavy duty truck unit, with big heavy gears, that you must to know how to operate correctly. As with any manual transmission including this one, if you unload the driveline for the shift and match RPM's, it will fall into and out of gear with ease. The NP435 though, will be a lot less forgiving than a regular car transmission if you do not know what you are doing. Know your machine, and wait on the equipment and you will be fine. I have no problems at all with mine, as I know and utilize proper technique.

I can get my 18 foot boat moving under tow with the truck idling in first gear, without even being able to tell it is back there. All around, this truck is great for towing. It can carry a heavy load without no sweat, and generally inspires a lot of confidence in its abilities.

I would not trade this truck for anything, and would highly recommend this vintage Dodge Truck. If anything were to happen to this truck, I would definitely seek out another one just like it.

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

Review Date: 19th March, 2005

19th Feb 2007, 16:36

I'm in agreement with the article's info for I have a 91 Dodge D150 with a 318 V8 and NP435 4 speed manual transmission. The 318 V8 and NP435 4 speed transmission has been very reliable for me over the years since I purchased the truck new and am the original owner. I've hauled a lot of stuff and never once did I have a problem with the NP435. When something is a good product the manufacture should stick with it.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews