1994 Dodge Ram Laramie SLT Chrysler 318 V8 from North America


Overall a good vehicle, despite a few anticipated problems


Clear-coat on hood and roof was bad when I bought it. Common on '94 model Chrysler vehicles.

Ball joints at 195,000.

Possibly a blown head gasket. Results coming from mechanic in a few days. I was told by one mechanic that the 318 is known for gasket problems. I have no way of knowing this for sure.

General Comments:

Overall a good vehicle. Not the greatest cosmetic shape, but about what you could expect for a truck that's 15 years old.

The previous owner put a new transmission, radiator, and intake manifold gasket into it. He said the transmission went out at about 182,000 miles. Chrysler transmissions are known for this sort of thing.

It's performed well for me up to this point. Pulls 7,700 lbs. (the max tow rating for an automatic) almost effortlessly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th February, 2009