2000 Dodge Ram Pickup Reviews - Page 6 of 6

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup Sport 2.5 Cummins diesel from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 Cummins diesel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired29876 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Outstanding protection in a collision

Faults:

The transmission would sometimes not change gears.

General Comments:

Great power, it handles trailers really well.

The seats are not very comfortable for long journeys.

Because of being high up it gives great protection from a head on collision.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2001

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup Lariat 5.9L (Magnum 360) from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.9L (Magnum 360) Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carToyota Tacoma

Summary:

Purchased the truck as a loss leader. Great bargain made even better with a few mods

Faults:

No issues to report. This truck has been a solid performer. Expect it will be for years to come.

General Comments:

The 4x4 short bed is stylish. Looks great with the 33" BFG T/A KO tires, a 2" leveling kit, and Hellwig rear helper springs.

The engine is quick and strong. I made it more so by adding a Poweraid throttle body spacer, a twin K&N filter intake performance kit made by Rock-It and sold by Turbo City, a JET stage 2 performance computer module, and a 3" Magna Flow muffler and free flow exhaust system. The end result? 300 (+/-) HP and 400 (+/-) lb ft of torque.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2001

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 4x4 Offroad 5.9 liter 360 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.9 liter 360 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

Great looking torque monster!

Faults:

Nothing bad has gone wrong, front end had some rattles, but they were fixed promptly...

General Comments:

Very nice truck. Nice high stance, but sucky slick tires. Decent ride, so-so gas mileage.

It's a torque monster compared to my two previously owned Z-71's with its 4.10 gear ratio.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2001

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Sport 5.9 litre V-8 (360 ci) from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.9 litre V-8 (360 ci) Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles

Summary:

Won't buy another one

Faults:

The original truck was finally replaced after 8 weeks, numerous letters to the dealer, district manager, and arbitration. I had paid cash, and did not have a vehicle for that time, not much for customer relations.

Wouldn't run worth a damn at the high altitudes where I live in Colorado, gutless, stalling, rough running. Unfortunately it had run OK where I purchased it at a much lower altitude. No-one could figure it out, they thought I was being picky, until several other customers also complained. Was a smog device, O2 sensor issue according to the dealer, (they thought it sounded good eh)???

Plastic interior parts are cracking already, no hard use, they just get too brittle in the 0 degree winter weather. You would think in a $35,000 truck they would use better quality materials.

Pop's out of 4 wheel drive when shifting from reverse to forward. Transmission sticks in LOW in cold weather, will not up-shift. Very hard to put in 4 wheel drive when below 32 degrees, sometimes impossible.

Decent power, OK gas mileage for a full size truck. Will look at a Toyota for sure next time around. Was warned ahead of time by other truck owners.

General Comments:

The truck is OK, I made the mistake of buying it for it's good looks. Just like on women, it's the inside that counts, but you don't find out till it's too late.

Shop around, and if you mind is set on the Dodge, take it for a serious test drive first, not just down the street. If the dealer balks, MOVE ON.

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

Review Date: 24th February, 2001

10th Apr 2001, 19:34

I hope you can help me. I need all the information I can get on the Dodge Ram 1500 V-8 2000 model. I am especially interested in problems with the transmission. I have a new truck 45,000 miles and the transmission went out. Dodge told me "Sorry" not under warranty. I know of 4 other people that have have this same problem. Any information you can provide would be very helpful. E-mail to: willis99@kih.net.

Thanks for your help.

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