1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Quad Cab 5.9 V8 from North America
Best vehicle I've ever owned
This has been a very reliable truck, no breakdowns yet! I ordered the truck new in 1998, and have maintained it religiously. Even my mechanic at Music City Dodge in Nashville TN said nobody's ever been so regular with the maintenance as what he's seen on my truck. So that might be why.
I have pro-actively replaced some things to prevent normal part wear, such as belts, shocks, battery after 6.5 years and 120 K miles! and fuel pump at 120K miles, next on my list is the water pump, which is still original. But never a breakdown or problem.
I now have a very minor leak from the coolant tank which I plan to have fixed later this year.
This engine (5.9 V8) is solidly build and if properly maintained and driven normally, should last 200K+ miles.
The ride is smooth, the engine runs like brand new.
My only complaint is that the front bumper bleached out to gray in the sun after 6 years or so.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th April, 2005
13th Jul 2007, 16:08
Bought 1998 Dodge Ram Quad-cab new from dealership. 61,000 miles the rear end had to be replaced. 20,000 miles later same thing. 20,000 miles later, again the rear end had to be replaced.
I'm now at 140,000 miles and guess what? Yep, the rear end is going again. I bought a truck with all heavy duty parts from the lot, including the tow package, but I have never towed anything heavier than a couple of dogs.
I'm really disappointed in this model of truck and won't be buying another one.