Installed after market alarm system at 5k miles electrical system acted funny. Not sure if was installations fault. Truck wouldn't turn over then eventually killed battery. Replaced battery at 20k miles no problems since.
Replaced front dash cup holder at 25K. Not sturdy enough ripped bolts right out of plastic.
Constantly rotating tires every 10k miles. Trucks rear wheels get eaten up due the the high torque. Seem like I'm always spinning out when trying to get into traffic.
Replaced windshield four times. Seem like it's a magnet for rocks.
Bad points about this truck is the turning radius. Hard to do you turns and park. Especially since it's a extended cab. Glad Dodge fixed problem with the 1997 model.
Door rear view mirrors howl after doing 70 MPH or in high winds. Dealer warned me about design flaw and I signed a waiver. Rarely go that fast, but easily remedied; roll down the windows a bit.
Good points about this truck is highly dependable. Very comfortable and spacious interior room especially the head room. 1997 model lost a lot of this due to the new more rounded cab design and add ons of interior moldings.
Has more that enough power for me and the V6 doesn't suck down the gas. It's also nice to know I can drop the V8 5.2 liter in there later on if I want more power or towing capacity.
First thing I would recommend is adding on, and are very inexpensive, are mud flaps. The high torque of the wheels send mud and road tar up the side of the truck and if you want to save your paint job it's a good idea.