1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 5.9L Cummins turbo diesel from North America
Absolutely amazing truck, would definitely get another
The truck hasn't had many problems, but the head gasket has blown several times, which was expensive to fix.
The clutch went out once, but it was my fault because I got into the habit of not using it... not a good idea!
There is some cracking on the top of the roof and the hood which I would guess is sun damage. A new paint job would do wonders.
I have loved this truck ever since I bought it. The power and torque this thing puts out is incredible. I have a buddy who has a V-10 version of my truck and we have fun "arguing" about who's is better.
The truck is mostly comfortable, but since it's a diesel, long distance drives can get uncomfortable due to the vibration and noise.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2005
7th Feb 2005, 16:10
Not using the clutch caused you to need to replace it???
6th Feb 2010, 19:13
I have owned my '96 Cummins 2500 CC, LB, 4X4 for 8 years now. with 213,000 miles on the clock, I have only had to replace the front disk brakes, front hubs assemblies. I had a very rare occurrence with the injection pump sticking, so I just re-built it to produce 60 more HP than stock. That's it! Nothing more has gone wrong with this gem & it's done more than its fair share of pulling/towing/traveling. Don't even get me started on the issues that I have had with Phord & Chebbie trucks!
MoPar or no car baby!