True, tough American made truck, just like the old days
Radiator replaced by dealer at 13,000 miles under warranty (well, actually off, but it was defective and they replaced free)
Leaky front axle seals in first 2 years. Replaced under warranty.
Starter at 150,000 miles.
2 sets blown rear brake lines
Recent front blown brake lines. Be careful of steel brake lines rusting. Check periodically.
Paint flaking somewhat.
Recent water leak in drivers side. Sealed cab seams with silicone and now good to go.
This truck, as its predecessor was (1988 Dodge Dakota), is an incredible machine.
Tough as nails.
Still runs like new and gets 20 miles per gallon combined.
Fast with manual transmission.
Nice throaty exhaust.
Hauls with ease.
Excellent and seamless 4 wheel drive system.
Very, very inexpensive to maintain. Except for a couple unexpected things, the only replacement part that wore out was the starter and that was at 150,000 miles.
Very comfortable bench seat, which shows almost no wear.
Unbelievable air conditioner. NEVER recharged.
Comfortable ride, but definitely a truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th October, 2005