1999 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 5.2 from North America
Compared option to option to other leading brands you can't get a better deal
Driver side seat belt broke at about 10,000 miles.
Power steering Pump had a shaft that broke off at 32,000 miles.
Ball joints and universal joints had to be replaced at 95,000 miles.
Electronic Torque converter went bad at 98,000 mile.
Magnesium rim got cracked at about 100,000 on a pot hole.
Transmission went bad at 131,000 miles.
I have a small rust spot on the bottom of the drivers door.
I bought this truck new in 1999. This has been the best vehicle I have ever owned. Please don't let the broken parts list scare you off. I abused this truck since the day I bought it and other than the quarter size rust spot on the bottom of the door it looks very clean inside and out.
This truck is a pleasure to drive. I do wish it had a little more horse power, it is a little under powered for the weight of the vehicle.
I like the feel of the brakes, but they don't last to long. I have to change the front about every 20,000 miles.
At over 135,000 miles I still don't burn oil. I do leak very little, but barely noticeable and I still change.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th May, 2004
23rd Jun 2004, 05:18
I think can help with that speedometer problem. My '99 Dodge Ram 1500 (5.9L) also wouldn't register speed from 0-20 or 25 MPH, accelerating or decelerating. Had to take the truck in to replace the rear ABS sensor. The shop wiped the onboard computer and reset to factory specs. Speedometer works fine now. (This might help other electrical problems, too.)