1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.8 from North America
Reliable, powerful truck
Only problem encountered was a rattle caused by a defective catalytic converter - that was replaced under warranty by the dealer.
A reliable truck that has excellent power. I use it to pull a car trailer regularly and get 13MPG towing a 3800 lb car on a 1700 lb trailer.
Best looking truck on the American market. Fords are a poor copy of Dodge styling and General Motor's products are just boring.
Has a large cab with excellent ergonomics. Air conditioning works great, fair sound system: (I should have gotten the upgraded sound system).
Paint is holding up very nicely. Interior is doing very nicely also.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th June, 2003
3rd Oct 2003, 19:47
I have a 1997 Ram 1500 with a 5.2 liter. It has been a real workhorse for me. I constantly haul heavy loads in it and allow my teenage daughter to commute to her school functions in it. At the time of this writing it has 91,000 miles on it and is now ready for its first water pump replacement. Other than this, it has been problem free except for a pitman arm replacement. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Dodge truck when the necessity arises.
Seems like most of the people having trouble are the ones with 5.9's, guess that should be an indication of what not to buy.