I have a 1999 QC 1500 Sport 5.9L/360 now with 200k + miles. Bought at 14,000 miles in 2000 in Texas.
The transmission 'failed' at 18,000, under warranty so the dealer 'rebuilt' it, couldn't even get it home out of second gear. I went straight back to the dealer who replaced the transmission solenoids, and 1 hour later - FIXED! Doubt it needed a 'rebuild', but it was under warranty, so the dealer got a freebie I guess. The transmission was slipping 2 years later; another mechanic shop changed the transmission solenoids, no problems since.
It had a leak at the manifold gasket at 22k. Repaired. No oil consumption, gas mileage about 20 mpg highway at 75 mph in AZ.
AC compressor out at 180k and 200k.
Electrical - extra DC port not working - not a fuse. Front push switch interior lights - broken switch - would not turn off. Amplified speaker system is crap.
Quadcab door latches failed. Back doors will not open from inside or out. Repaired once at bodyshop. Latches broke again. **Anybody have a permanent fix for this?**
Front end: Have replaced U&L ball joints, pitman arm, swaybar, you name it - everything. The brake rotors cracked, pins broke. Hood latch questionable - hood bounce at 65-75 mph. Goes through speed and temp rated tires like crazy, even though alignment is perfect and tire pressure, rotation and balance is maintained properly.
Paint on door posts peeled. Headlight covers filmy and not cleanable/even with rubbing compound-like products from road salt while in NY. Clearcoat paint peeling. Leather seats wearing badly, although maintained and conditioned regularly. Cupholder broke several times at plastic pins. I had to fabricate a fix for this with metal washers.
This is a truck that has been babied. Or, at least maintained/repaired on a regular basis. The maintenance/repair costs alone could have paid for a DIFFERENT vehicle! I will never buy Dodge again.