1981 Dodge D50 Base from North America
Sturdy Little Bugger!
Needed new brakes, battery and spark plugs when I bought it. The auto adjuster for the rear brakes was kind of impossible to find, so I swapped it out with a similar one from a Nissan Hardbody. Worked great. Had some compression problems, but that was my fault. I was 16 and extra stupid. I decided one day to pull the head bolts so I could get a better looksie of what was inside. Now I know...
This was my first car. When I got this pickup, I didn't know anything at all about what routine maintenance was. It never had an oil change once in the time that I had it. It had sat for 4 years before I bought it without ever being turned over. New battery, plugs and a whole lot of starter fluid, and off she went.
I did a lot of stupid things with/to this truck, but she never gave up the ghost. I jumped her a few times, routinely drove to Canada (1200 miles round trip), and took her places only a 4 x 4 should even think about going.
The car continued to drive even after I pulled the head cover off and put it back on without renewing/replacing the gaskets.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd September, 2011