1995 Dodge Ram Pickup Laramie 5.2 V8 from North America
I like Dodge Ram pickups, and love the power Dodge has in its engines
I had a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 for over 5 years, auto transmission and V6 engine. The only thing I ever replaced was tires, and regular maintenance like oil and anti freeze. It was a very good running truck, then it was demolished in a F5 tornado on May 24th, 2011.
About a month later, I bought a 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 from an individual who doesn't know how to take care of vehicles. It had almost pure water in the radiator. The front ball joints are worn, tires were bald. The rear axle suddenly went out my 3rd time driving it. The previous owner did some "self painting" even with magic markers - so you can see my point. I have pretty much R&R'ed this truck, but the oil pressure light comes on once in a while while idling.
I like the 1995 Dodge Ram over the 2001 Dodge, in that it's a standard transmission, V8 engine. It actually gets better fuel mileage than my 2001 did with a V6. The 1995 also has electric windows and locks, all that work, and chrome rims.
I think others have said it best. You buy a truck from someone who took care of it - you get a good vehicle. But you buy - like in my case - from someone who doesn't take care of a vehicle - it will cost.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2011