1985 Dodge D50 Reviews

1985 Dodge D50 Standard 2.0 liter I-4 from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter I-4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles

Summary:

A good bargain

Faults:

Fuel pump had to be replaced, Tires needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

I like the truck a lot, it is very reliable. It has never broken down on me while I was driving. I just got a kickass sound system for it. It needs a new paint job, but I still love it. It handles really well, but, it is very bumpy. I really love the truck though, and I only paid five hundred for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2004

23rd Aug 2004, 19:24

Thanks for the information.

I recently purchased the same type of truck for $500.00, and had doubts. The comments on this site helped.

1985 Dodge D50 Sport 2.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.6L Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles

Summary:

Well worth the money paid

Faults:

Carburetor went bad in 2000.

Exhaust pipe rusted away and fell off in 1998.

Gas tank rusted badly and had to be replaced in 2000.

General Comments:

The truck handles extremely well.

The engine is practically bullet proof.

The truck does awesome off-road, considering the stock height of the truck.

The cab of the truck is kind of small, but rather comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2003

16th Jun 2008, 23:38

This was my very first vehicle I ever owned. All in all, I really did like it. Unfortunately my dad had proceeded to neglect and ruin the poor thing during the 7 years he owned it; but even after the headgasket started to go, that truck still would start, run, and go in all 4 directions. The body was literally falling off from it by the time I acquired it (rust belt, NY) the electrical wiring was rapidly deteriorating, metal brake lines were blowing open, so it only lasted me about 10K miles before the entire head cracked and the engine seized. But seeing as it had been abused and beaten it owed us nothing for dying at around 112K miles on the clock. I think it would have done at least double that had my non-mechanically inclined dad been able to take better care of it.

I later bought an '85 2.0 D50 with much less mileage, and used the remains of the 2.6 D50 to put the 2.0 truck back on the road, but that motor was a dog and wouldn't get out of it's own way. The body also fell off from that one, too.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews