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2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Sport 5.9L from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.9L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

Great truck... if you can afford to get rid of it before it hits 30,000 miles

Faults:

Air Conditioning system began to leak at 30,000 miles.

Right rear speaker shorted out at 42,000 miles. Right front speaker began working intermittently at 43,000 miles.

Upper dash pad began to crack at 44,000 miles. At the current 52,000 miles. it looks like a spider web.

Water pump blew at 46,000 miles.

Transmission cooler lines leak.

Front crankshaft seal leaks.

Within the past 3 days:

ABS and brake lights came on

Speedometer quit working

Check engine light came on.

General Comments:

I have been a professional mechanic since 1982. I keep my vehicles well maintained. This one, I cannot keep up with.

A huge disappointment. It's a beautiful truck to look at. Rides and handles like a dream. Too bad I can't trust it.

My '88 Bronco was in better mechanical condition at 100,000 miles. than this truck was at 45,000.

I WILL be trading this truck next week when the most current problems are corrected. Back to Fords for me, never to stray again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd July, 2004

19th Aug 2004, 16:33

I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 club cab with 56,000 miles on it. I agree with your comment that it is a very good looking truck and rides like a dream. I also agree with your comment on the dash pad. Mine began to crack at 55,500 for no reason and now looks like a spider web. It's obviously a defect in material, but I guess we live with what we have.

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT Quad Cab 6.9L Cummins turbo diesel from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6.9L Cummins turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

High priced vehicle, but an underlying great value

Faults:

The engine light came on repeatedly with in the first 100 miles of operation. This was taken care of after much hassle with the dealer and Chrysler. An engineer was assigned to my specific case and the problem was solved after about 2 weeks.

With in the first 10,000 miles the air conditioner leaked out all of the refrigerant from a section of tube that had wore a hole due to vibration. The warranty covered this item and was repaired.

At approx. 30,000 miles I received a recall notice and took my truck in to the dealer. After the dealer had my truck for 4 business days and a weekend. I was told that the recall did not apply to my vehicle. I blame Chrysler and the dealer for the inconvenience.

The brakes on this vehicle have lasted 60,000 miles before being replaced. I only had to replace the pads and not the rotors. I would call this a miracle due to the fact that I tow quite often with this vehicle.

Some small cosmetic things have occurred with interior items on the truck, but it is still quite "livable".

General Comments:

This vehicle has pleased me very much as I get great fuel economy and good torque for towing and pulling big loads.

I have had no major problems with the vehicle and would definitely recommend the vehicle for someone who needs dependable work horse.

My truck was a little on the expensive side, but well worth it to me. It has many bells and whistles that I paid for that I rarely need. (mirror defrosters on a California vehicle)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2004

10th Jun 2004, 19:56

If you received a recall notice, that would mean the recall DID apply to your truck.

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 5.9 Litre V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.9 Litre V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Powerful reliability

Faults:

Transmission grinds occasionally, when going into reverse.

General Comments:

The engine is incredibly powerful.

The ride is smooth and quiet.

She can take quite a beating, and still go on.

She handles rather well for a vehicle of her size, let alone a truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2004

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup Ram 1500 5.2 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

The most dependable vehicle I've ever owned

Faults:

The Goodyear tires began to separate at 30000 miles. Goodyear replaced them.

General Comments:

Absolutely no problems with this truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2004

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 5.2 Liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.2 Liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance70036 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

A decent truck with a poor transmission

Faults:

The ABS sensor on the rear end needed to be replaced at 50k miles.

The factory tires needed to be replaced at 35k miles.

The auto transmission began to slip between shifts 2 and 3 at 65k miles even though I ordered the heavy duty tow package with the transmission cooler. I never towed anything and had the transmission serviced per recommended maintenance schedule. The transmission now needs to be rebuilt.

General Comments:

I had been somewhat pleased with this truck until the transmission and ABS problem began. I have been a loyal dodge owner, but after the problems I had with this truck I am looking at other makes for my next purchase.

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

Review Date: 19th March, 2004

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 22 reviews