1988 Dodge Ram 50 Sport 2.6 i4 from North America
My lifelong companion
The stock carburetor was absolute junk, but once replaced with the Weber conversion, no problems.
Rebuilt the engine at 375,000.
I bought this truck as my first truck, when I was 15. I have literally tried to destroy it, but I can't even hurt it! Every time I jump in, and turn the key, it starts right up, no exceptions. It has never broken down or left me stranded.
It's absolutely tiny, but has a crap load of room in the cab, and it's only a regular cab!
It handles like a sports car without the speed. I can take turns at 20 mph that most people have to slow down to 8 mph for. It's not too slow, though. I have gotten it up to 120 mph at one point, in Utah. I've never wrecked it, and never gotten a ticket in it either.
I absolutely love this trucklet! I have done everything in this truck, and it has been everywhere. My longest road trip was from northern Idaho down to Mexico, then out to Boston, then back to northern Idaho. The winters in Idaho are hard, but I have never gotten stuck! No rust either! well, other than a little surface rust.
I have hauled literally 3/4 of a ton with this truck, and got it up to 65 mph! The front tires didn't touch the ground much, but we got home.
I will never sell this truck. If it ever needs anything fixed, not likely, I will fix it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd September, 2011