1993 Dodge D150 Review

1993 Dodge D150 318 V8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 318 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carFord F100

Summary:

Bulletproof truck that will last

Faults:

Interior of the car was taken out by the previous owner. There is no carpet or headliner.

Somehow I managed to throw a brake shoe on the front brakes; it's a mystery. Easily fixed.

Paint was badly flaking when purchased. I repainted myself.

Tires, oil, and other general maintenance things.

General Comments:

I purchased this truck to move myself and my wife down to Florida. When I bought it I thought I'll get down there, then sell it and get something cheaper.

Now I'm having serious second thoughts.

This truck hauls like nothing else I've driven. You can't break it, and you can't screw it up short of trying or getting into an accident.

The general maintenance on it is easy; the high ground clearance makes it simple to roll underneath and change the oil and filter. The engine compartment is as spacious as the 1970's trucks I'd been driving up until I bought this one.

The 318 V-8 makes the truck a powerful contender for horsepower and torque, but also hurts my wallet every time I fill up the tank. I suppose there is a tradeoff there that I find comfortable.

Although the carpet and headliner are gone, the bench seat in this one is surprisingly comfortable. I really don't think I'll be getting rid of it as I've driven other cars and trucks since, but nothing is quite as comfortable or as spacious as this truck has been.

I have to agree that this truck might end up becoming a classic, and most will live to see it in decent condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2008

2nd Feb 2014, 06:00

The real mystery is how you managed to "throw a 'brake' shoe on the front brakes" considering that the front brakes are discs not drums.

Average review marks: 9.5 / 10, based on 1 review