1999 Dodge Ram Pickup Reviews - Page 2 of 12

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 3.9L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.9L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance168000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

A truck worthy of the Dodge name

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup Quad Cab SLT 5.2 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired159000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Reliable and tough

Faults:

Nothing but brake pads, oil changes and tuneups.

All these bad reviews puzzle me. Maybe they beat their vehicles up? Who knows?

I had this truck for 10 years and it still runs great.

If you do all the regular maintenance and don't beat the heck out of a truck, it will last and last.

Oh I forgot, the dash got a crack in it recently. But after 10 years, what can you expect.

General Comments:

Great truck, and will never own anything but a Dodge.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2010

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 5.2 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carFord Expedition

Summary:

Decent truck

Faults:

Good work truck. At 175k it's running well like it had 50k on it.

The heater core just went, but its almost summer so I'm not worried about that right now.

Besides getting oil changes and regular maintenance, it has been good to me.

I don't like all the rust for a 10 year old vehicle.

My driver's seat is worn badly, but the rest of interior is clean.

General Comments:

Maybe a new Dodge is worth it, but for a good work truck this Dodge will do. It is a good work truck for the money and will take a beating.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th March, 2009

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Most recent distance97400 miles
Previous carDodge Pickup

Summary:

Take care of the vehicle and it will last

Faults:

Fog light switch.

Rust around fender welds.

Dash cover cracked.

General Comments:

I've installed performance parts on the truck, and the truck performs better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2009

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 5.9 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.9 Automatic
Previous carDodge D150

Summary:

Dependable

General Comments:

I have a 1999 Dodge ram 1500 Quad cab 5.9..125,000 miles, Honestly only major thing has been rear piston (?) bearing (that was a pretty penny @ $800) Other than that, wheel bearings and a speed senser..However, I think as of today, I may have a fuel filter or fuel pump problem.. You can't just go in and change the fuel filter out on these beasts like you can older trucks!..Fuel filter and pump is IN the gas tank.. If it's a pump, Im lookin at another $800 bucks!

Otherwise, my baby has been good to me and no rust, no cracking of dashboard etc.. shes still pretty even at 9 yrs old!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2008

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Very poor!

Faults:

Our 16 yr. old son, who is a good, but inexperienced driver, drives this pickup which has been at the Dodge dealer 6 times in the past three months for stalling problems. While the service manager is very nice and equally frustrated, they cannot determine what the exact problem is. Every time the vehicle is towed to them, it's there a week with no problems. We get it home and have to tow it back again. Dropped $760.00 to replace the brain - yesterday - and the vehicle stalled today in the middle of a busy intersection (again)!

I would trade it, but couldn't live with seeing some other person in the paper after an accident.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th September, 2007

20th Dec 2007, 13:37

I also have a 1999 Ram with 150,000 plus miles. I was told to clean the "idler valve" located in the back of the throttle body. It was hard to get to without removing the throttle body. Carburetor cleaner worked well. Although I did not have the stalling problem commonly attributed to this truck it did idle a little smoother. Hope this helps.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 42 reviews