The tire rod broke soon after I got it only because I hit a pot hole on a clay road driving pretty fast.
Rear seal in the transfer case went bad at about 159000.
Dash cracking do to the heat in Florida.
Poor speaker mounts.
Very powerful for a 4 cylinder.
Handles awesome for off-road experiences (gotten me out of a lot of mud holes)
Expect to run it another 100,000 miles.
I love everything about this truck and would never trade it for anything in the world (except for a ford)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th September, 2005
1986 Dodge D50 Sport 2.6 litre from North America
A very very good truck to have
Before I owned the truck, the engine blew an oil seal on the highway, lost all of it's oil, and the engine seized. The engine was replaced right before I bought it, and since then the only problems I have had are:
Fuel pump started leaking and had to be replaced. ($30 at local auto parts store, in stock)
Two nuts loosened on the exhaust manifold and the gasket warped. ($14 at the local auto parts store, in stock)
Valve cover gasket started leaking slightly. ($12 at local parts store, in stock)
Auto locking hubs needed to be repacked with grease.
By far the worst problem is the factory carburetor. It caused vapor locking, hard starting, poor fuel economy, and no power. I replaced it with a Weber two barrel carburetor conversion ($400 on-line from Weber) and it made a night and day difference, and corrected all of the problems. The kit was very easy to install, and came with all the parts needed.
This is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. For the most part, it is very reliable and has put up with a lot of abuse without flinching.
It is second vehicle and my daily driver. I use it to haul around Go-karts, dirt bikes and whatever else all the time.
The truck is also surprisingly capable off road, and in bad weather.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th June, 2004
26th Feb 2006, 22:11
What would a 1986 dodge ram 50 be worth.
I am looking to buy already picked it out just need to figure a reasonable price.
27th Feb 2006, 11:48
You can get an idea of the truck's worth by visiting the Kelly Blue Book website at www.kbb.com. Choose the used car option, with the private party resale value. $200 if beat, maybe up to $600 if decent. Surely under $1,000 though.
8th Jun 2006, 01:12
Which Weber Carb. did you use? I have a 2.6 liter 4x4.