1987 Dodge Ramcharger 150 318 V8 from North America


Best Mopar SUV I ever drove


Since I have owned the truck I have had to replace the water pump, alternator, and both rear u-joints.

The headliner is starting to droop.

General Comments:

This truck is the best truck I have ever owned.

It's starting to rust through the rear quarters, but, still runs great.

I drive 30 miles round trip everyday back and forth to work and have never had any problems.

I can take the truck anywhere I would want to go, on or off road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2004

1987 Dodge Ramcharger LX 5.2L 318 V8 from North America


This truck is awesome


Replaced my transmission at 129,000 miles.

Replaced alternator at 130,000 miles.

Put in carpet when I bought it.

And other than basic maintenance its been a great truck.

General Comments:

The truck handles like a car.

I have got the truck 2 feet into the air over a railroad tracks.

Also got a flat next to the railroad tracks.

The interior is huge.

A 2wd truck that can go on a 4wd trip.

The back seat is big (hey hey)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2003

16th Mar 2005, 18:10

Hey I have a 1987 Dodge Ramcharger and it is one heck of a truck. It has ran into a problem though. When I Hit the gas even a little it starts to over charge my battery. I have someone who wants to give me 100 dollars and her 1992 Dodge Dynasty that is in great condition, I would like to know if that is a good deal or would I get good money for the truck?

25th Oct 2005, 17:28

I just wanted to direct a comment to the responder with the over-charging battery. It sounds like your only problem is a faulty voltage regulator. That's fairly diagnostic, when you hit the gas, the amp needle pegs, and when you let off the gas, the amp needle drops to the other end of the scale on discharge. You can check it with a multi-meter voltage tester by following directions in the Haynes Manual or even the pamphlet that comes with a multi-meter tester. I'd hate to see you lose a nice truck for want of a 12-dollar part. I swear by the Haynes Manuals--I was ready to junk my Ramcharger until the manual walked me through the circuit testing and helped me figure out why it would mysteriously not get spark once in a while.

7th Jul 2008, 21:46

Hey, I have a 1987 Dodge Ramcharger that caught fire and was wondering if you knew anyone that had one for sell that was beat up or motor blown in it, because I need the wiring harness and the dash, and everything under the hood, to restore mine.

1987 Dodge Ramcharger LE 318 from North America


The most reliable, most capable truck made


The only thing that has gone bad on my truck has been the u-joints, from previous owner neglect.

General Comments:

Wonderful truck, it has been extremely reliable. Drove it from Va Beach to nags head and drove around the beaches for a weekend, pulled lots of people out of the sand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2002

1987 Dodge Ramcharger LE 150 5.2 from North America


Built like a tank!


The seals in the steering gear box let go at 115,000 miles and needed to be replaced.

There were some minor electrical problems with the power windows and door locks which required replacing the motor on the drivers window.

2 fuel pumps, the first at 50,000 miles, the second at 80,000 miles.

The motor is tired and burns a little oil.

No other major problems.

General Comments:

I have driven this truck daily since the day my parents brought it home new. I was 16 years old then.

For 15 years it has been my main source of transportation.

It is extremely reliable, very tough, and is a sure footed workhorse off-road or in the snow.

Unfortunately, time is slowing taking it's toll and the vehicle struggles each year to pass California emissions testing. This may be the last year for me and my Ramcharger : (

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2002

1st Feb 2003, 21:02

I would hate to see a Ramcharger parked because of fascist emission testing. My '85 Ramcharger with 185,000 miles and leaky valves had difficulty passing the high altitude emission test in Denver, which may be even more difficult than California. It was able to pass by changing the oil, which is a big deal for emissions, and also doing a complete tune-up (including plugs, cap and rotor, and air cleaner) immediately before the test. Also, make sure that smog pump and EGR valve are working.

26th Mar 2015, 19:00

I hate emission tests. I'm glad that in Wisconsin, cars older that 1996 don't require emission tests, because my 1988 Dodge Ramcharger would probably not pass.