1996 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 4x4 5.2 318 from North America
I love her
The heads on the motor mushroomed around 130000 miles. This called for a total rebuild of the motor.
The fuel filter did not perform as intended. This cause dirt to get to the fuel injectors and lean the motor out. This in turn, warped the valves and they did not seat properly. I had to have them re-machined around 175000 miles and the total package of having them re-machined and finding the problem was around 1800 dollars.
Next the fuel pump went out. The most probable cause was the amount of dirt in the fuel tank. This cost me 300 dollars at Advanced Auto. The dealership wanted 450 dollars, so I saved 150 dollars and got a lifetime warranty.
Just recently at 209000 miles, the passenger side seal in the front end started leaking.
The truck overall has been a good truck. It gets stuck easily because it is so heavy, but I use it to pull a 24 foot goose-neck horse trailer and sometimes I can't hold her back. She has vasts amounts of power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th February, 2003