2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Work Special 3.9 V6 from North America
Reliable, gas guzzling, powerful V6 work truck!!
Needed all new bulbs for the tail lights and brakes, including the 3rd light.
Replaced the distributor cap, plugs and wires the second day of owning, because it did not start the next day. (First time the plugs were ever changed!! Very corroded)
Coil spring is cracked, but it still drives perfect!
This truck has been very reliable, starts every time, and goes anywhere I point the front end, from up curbs to gravel bumpy roads, to the wooden trails, and the long road trips.
I have the 3.9 V6 2wd long bed work truck, and the engine has some power and torque, but sucks down the gas like no tomorrow. I average 11 MPG high/city driving, and never exceed 3000 RPM, but still only get 140 miles per half of a tank, and I have the 36 gallon tank!!
All in all, this is a great truck! You can see the engine and work on it, parts are cheaper, it has plenty of power and torque, and is built in the USA!!! Great truck if you can afford to put gas in this V6; yes, I said V6 2wd long bed. I guess the 5.9 gets better MPG than this. But if you want something reliable, that has a good amount of power, then get the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 WS regular cab!
I installed a Thrush Welded, and this V6 sounds like a V8 idling and driving. It also improved my low end torque and MPG.
Being a work truck, to clean the interior, all you need is a broom and a wet rag, plus no power locks and windows mean no electrical issues down the road.
If you want better MPG, go with the 4.7, 5.2, or the 5.9 Magnum. The V6 uses way more gas for some reason, but has power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th October, 2011