I am a proud owner of a 2001 Ram 1500 Quad Cab. It has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I purchased it used with only 12000 miles on it. It has taken me to southern California numerous times and the the ride is so smooth. The best part about driving my truck is to see the look on peoples faces (especially the drivers of sports cars!) as I pass them up. I would most definitely purchase another Dodge truck. In my opinion it is the best truck ever made.
I can fill this whole web page up with horror stories of GM PRODUCTS as well as FORD. I mean new vehicles as well as used ones. Everybody gets a bad one every once in a while, so don't blame a whole corporation for a few mistakes, they all make them.
I have a 2000 dodge dakota 4 door 4x4 and ever had a problem. it now haves 86,000 mile and keeps going. I take it offroad when ever I get a chance.
I too have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 with suicide doors. I traded in a Chevy Astro Van 1993 for it. I can truthfully say now that I regret the trade in. I got great gas mileage from the Astro Van and never any problems, just regular maintenance. However, with the Dodge Ram the engine light stays on constantly even after several trips to the dealership and them "resetting" the computer chip. The transmission is a constant problem. The truck is sluggish, has no power, and eats gas like crazy. It is fine for driving on side streets, but get it on the expressway and you are in trouble. It just has no get up and go. I bought it the year it was made 2001. It had only 12k miles, now it has 36k and I just keep taking it back to the dealership to have it fixed. I am not sure if its the make and model or the mechanics. But I will confess that I will NEVER purchase a Dodge Ram again. No wonder I see the used car lots full of them.
I own a 99 Ram 1500 with a 5.9, it runs great and will tow anything, the gas mileage isn't great, but its is dead reliable. I have only replaced the battery (the original MOPAR unit from the date of purchase. The truck is serviced regularly and driven daily. I drive this truck and use it as such, it is lifted and sees off road use as well as long distance hauls (Alaska to Arizona and Arizona to Pennsylvania) and I love it. If someone were to tell me they were shopping for a good used truck I would highly recommend a Ram. The person who posted to stay away obviously purchased a vehicle that was not take care of and abused regularly.
I own a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. It is without a doubt the worst truck I've ever owned.
At 75k the trans started to go.
The engine has a small knock to it when it's warming up.
Transfer case had a big leak.
Transmission started to leak 3 months after Dodge installed a new one.
Rear end leaks.
The paint is rusting and chipping in certain spots.
On the highway the truck drifts all over the place.
The 5.9 engine has no power. It's a 360! My old Ford 302 used to smoke the tires, this thing won't even chirp them. What junk.
I love the new Dodges, cars and trucks, but I would be an idiot to buy one after the crap I've been through with this thing.
Dodge trucks used to be a contender for #1, but now all they're worth is a brown #2. Dodge sucks!
I own 2001 dodge ram 4x4 with the 318 (5.2L) and a 5 speed and truck has tons of power I can light up my 33" tall tires while run stock 3.55 gears. And Now has 250,000km on the original trans, clutch, motor and axles and transfer case. It uses no oil or leaks anything and I get 14 mpg hauling a 6000 lb trailer.
It's been the best truck I every bought And I just do regular maintenance on it and I do pound on it.
We own a 2001 Ram 1500 and have had numerous problems with it. The transmission went out and thank GOD for the extended warranty. The dash has cracked and now has gaping holes in it. From what I've been able to find on the web, this is a systemic problem that Dodge is aware of and has chose to ignore hoping time will make it all go away. To date, Dodge has not attempted to correct the problem and simply offers to replace the dash for approx. $1500. If you have to work on it, good luck. I have never seen a worse piece of automotive engineering in my life. What would take an hour on a Chevy takes approx. three hours on a Dodge and once again, GOD help you if the work involves anything major. I will not ever own another Dodge product. It's no wonder the foreign makers are taking over the market given the garbage that the domestics are turning out.
I own two Dodge trucks, a 1991 Dakota and a 2003 Ram and a Dodge Stratus. Just love all three of them, the Dakota is a family heirloom, it has gone from my Father to me to my Daughter and now my Son who is driving it today. No major problems just good old general maintenance, like mufflers, brakes, bodywork...
Won't hesitate to purchase another Dodge!!!
I have owned Dodge trucks my whole life, and I've had 5 of the now, and not one of them have gave me problems. The secret is they love to be driven hard, and don't baby them. Keep up regular maintenance and stuff your foot in the rad. If you complain about Dodge products, try another brand and you'll be back complaining again. Anyway, they all have their faults.
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 360 and I have never had to replace a thing on it... it has 134,503 miles on it. You probably just haven't taken very good care of your truck. no matter what truck you have it depends on how you take care of it. You must not have done very good at that.
I have a 95' Dodge Ram 1500 (5.9 360) reg cab short bed and it is the best truck I have ever owned. It only has 62,000 miles, ya that's all.
I have towed many trailers with way more weight than I should've, but it hauls like a champ.
I take it off road whenever I can, and have never had problems.
The only thing I have ever had to do is change the oil, and I've done that ever since I got it (every 3,000 miles), and I bought the truck when it had around 38,000 miles. Like I said, best truck ever.