1999 Dodge Ram Reviews

1999 Dodge Ram SLT Laramie 5.2 liter from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 5.2 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Best truck on the road

Faults:

The only bad thing about the truck is the seats start to wear after a long time, and the dash (under the wind shield) is made of cheap plastic, and tends to crack and break.

General Comments:

I love my Dodge Ram! This truck is amazing, sounds great with straight pipes, and has more power than you would expect.

My truck has a ton of miles on it, and I have had no problems whatsoever.

The cab is roomy and comfortable, and it gets warm in the truck pretty fast, even with the heat off.

No matter how large your load is, it will tow it.

I'm getting 22 mpg in the city and on country roads, and 24 on the highway. Sounds crazy I know, but I have calculated it, and the overhead computer tells me it's true.

It will outrun a Ford or a Chevy any day of the week.

Anyone that has bought a Ram and is having problems with it, is either not taking care of it, or the previous owner beat the crap out of it and didn't take care of it. If you take care of your truck, the truck will take care of you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2012

1999 Dodge Ram Magnum V8 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Magnum V8 Automatic
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carNissan 300ZX

Summary:

Love it, would buy another one

Faults:

I, like many others, had ABS light on, check engine light on, and speedometer was not working. Heard about the ABS speed sensor, and it was the one on the middle of the rear axle, you have to look for it, unplug it and twist it off and out of the axle, The new one was around $25.00, and went in much easier. After putting it on, I took the negative battery cable off and turned the key over 2 or 3 times, this resets the codes. All lights went off, and the speedometer started working again. For those of you with this problem, it is not the sensor on the transmission, and you have to undo your battery cable and do the key to reset your codes. Hope this helps!!

General Comments:

Very nice looking truck, drives very good, have had very little problems with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2011

1999 Dodge Ram LX V8 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Great Truck, will buy another Dodge 1500 Quad Cab

Faults:

Actually the only problem I have had is the A. C drain out is leaking onto my floor board. I love my Dodge, I do not love the gas mileage, but that is to be expected when you have a V-8 in it. And oh yes the drivers seat is already worn out.

General Comments:

"Seats need to be re-designed" they are made "Cheaply"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2005

1999 Dodge Ram SLT 4X4 5.9L/360cid from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.9L/360cid Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Poor quality vehicle

Faults:

The engine developed a miss at about 20,000 miles.

Head gaskets replaced at 22,000 miles.

New heads at about 30,000 miles.

Engine started using oil after the new heads were installed.

37,000 miles a new engine had to be installed.

76,000 miles transfer case rear housing cracked and the chain was starting to make noise.

Now at 84,000 miles the rear end is starting to whine.

General Comments:

The truck is very comfortable inside and runs good when it is not broken.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th May, 2004

1999 Dodge Ram SLT 5.9L from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.9L Automatic
Distance when acquired15400 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carDodge Ramcharger

Summary:

Truck problems have out-weighted the enjoyment of ownership

Faults:

To date these are the problems I have experienced with the 1999 Ram SLT Laraime extended cab.

10,000 - Replaced Steering Column, clicking when turning - Warranty.

33,000 - Replaced Steering Column - Warranty.

36,000 - Rear Wheel Speen Sensor Replaced, $225+

37,000 - Started burning oil, rear cylinder plugs oil contaminated.

46,000 - Intake manifold gasket replaced. Reference Technical Service Bulletin 18-48-98, Self Repaired $19+ Cheap compared to the $583 for my 1998 Ram.

60,000 - Randomly quits running over a two-week period. Gages goes to "0" and then pulses. Engine turns over, but will not start. Problem isolated to connector at ignition switch. Self Repaired.

64,000 - Experiencing a Differential problem now. Sometimes the truck shutters when turning left or right and a popping noise present when backing uphill.

General Comments:

How many others are experiencing differential problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th October, 2003

26th Nov 2003, 10:55

I have a 1999 dodge van full size-i have had the rear end rebuild three time in 80.000 miles the last costing me $1800 dollors.larry.

24th Jan 2004, 11:43

I have a 1999 Dodge Ram SLT extended cab 5.9L with the tow package. I have had the usual backing up sounds from the differential (there is a TSB (#?) about the problem, but Dodge says the problem won't damage anything). Just recently after having the lower ball joints replaced at 76,000 miles the differential has started making a whining noise that sounds like it's gear-related, not a bearing squeal. It doesn't seem to get louder at speed; it speeds up at higher driving speeds with no change in pitch during gear changes. I am interested in finding out what is causing this problem. My friend at work has a 1997 Dodge model like mine and he says it has had the same differential whine ever since he's owned it.

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 10 reviews