1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 3.9L V6 from North America
A truck worthy of the Dodge name
I bought the truck knowing it had its quirks.
Replaced the water pump shortly after my purchase.
I let the truck sit for around a week during the financing process of the purchase; went out to start it, and the truck would not start. It would turn over, but not fire up until I gave it gas while cranking the engine. I got into the throttle body and found it to be disgusting. Using a lot of throttle body cleaner, I thoroughly cleaned it, rather than doing the big job of replacing it. Now works fine.
After some work shortly after buying the truck, it is very dependable. I give Chrysler high marks on the design and build quality of this vehicle (the fixes I mentioned earlier were more than likely from neglect).
The 3.9L V6 is a very good engine, even though it is underpowered.
Working at a Chrysler dealership and doing my own work to the truck, I have found that computer updates and flashes do help with the performance, not to mention a full tune up was also a big help. The previous owner had Auto-Lite spark plugs on this engine, which caused it to miss like no other. ALWAYS use Champion spark plugs on Chrysler products.
The interior is nicely designed and the seats are very comfortable. This is a great truck, and I would highly recommend a Dodge Ram truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th July, 2010