1994 Dodge Ram Pickup Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1994 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 5.9 gas from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.9 gas Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1200 miles
Most recent distance189000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Best truck that you can buy

Faults:

Bad paint from day one.

Fuel pump around 110,000 miles.

General Comments:

Best vehicle that I have ever owned. Just wish that the cab was bigger, I'm 6'6".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th December, 2003

1994 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 5.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Nice truck

Faults:

1. Fuel Pump went out at 45,000 miles.

2. Air conditioner evaporator started leaking at 69,000 miles. This apparently has happen to all truck owners I spoke to.

3. Transmission went out at 93,000 miles.

4. Water pump went out at 91,000 miles.

5. Mater cylinder was changed at 30,000 miles.

6. Dash cracked after dealer changed the evaporator and passenger side floor gets all wet.

General Comments:

Dodge should had recall the trucks for the evaporator problem since it seems to be happening to all the trucks.

Dealer brakes more items when you take it to them.

Dealer tells you that your truck has items worn or broken when there is nothing wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th April, 2003

4th Dec 2007, 07:42

You don't happen to live in Mattoon Il do you? I have had the exact same evaporator problem on mine and the stupid dealer broke my ash tray when they tore the dash apart.

1994 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 4x4 5.9 liter 360 cubic inch from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.9 liter 360 cubic inch Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance123325 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Economy in a pickup

Faults:

When I first got it I replaced the Valve cover gaskets, you could smell the oil burning off a little bit, but could barely notice any fluid loss. Replaced and just like new. Being that I live in Ohio salt got to the exhaust, so I had it replaced. Other than that this has been a great truck.

General Comments:

Very reliable. A great little pickup. 25 miles to the gallon. You can't ask for much more.

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

Review Date: 26th January, 2003

1994 Dodge Ram Pickup XLT Laramie 5.9L from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.9L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance119000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Solid, roomy, comfortable and feels safe

Faults:

After about 90,000 miles the brake rotors needed turning.

After 100,000 miles the power door lock switch needed replacing.

Shortly thereafter the air conditioner developed a leak in the condenser coil.

After 110,000 miles the (2) doors started to rust at the bottom.

General Comments:

When I bought this truck it was 2 years old with 70,000 miles on it. I thought I was taking a huge risk, but I got lucky. It drove and felt like new despite the mileage.

After adding another 50,000 miles it still looks excellent and is reasonably solid.

The only real complaint I have is that the brakes are inferior for the weight of this vehicle.

I'm trading it in for a new one in a couple of days. The new ones are unbelievable. I hope I can say that after having it for a while.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2002

1994 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 5.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.9 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

Not mechanically road-worthy

Faults:

Dodge cars and trucks seem to have very bad automatic transmission problems, and I had my transmission rebuilt. It went out again after about 5,000 miles, they rebuilt the over-drive unit, because it had melted, due to a mechanical failure of a cooling fluid valve, which is what caused it in the first place.

Now they are supposed to have removed the valve, but I had to take it back again because it drove for 1 day before it has begun a series of maladies including irregular noise, and shifting.

General Comments:

I thought that I had gotten a good deal on the truck, but now I know why they sold it to me so cheap, the transmission is very bad. I have had around 5 recall notices on the truck, some unfulfilled because I am disgusted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th May, 2001

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 13 reviews