1988 Dodge Ramcharger SE Royal 318 from North America
A great truck from the 80s. Poor fuel mileage, but it's reliable
Not much has went wrong.
- The fuel return line had to be replaced.
- Driver's bucket seat was worn & was replaced.
- The fuel pump went out and had to be replaced.
It is a very reliable car, and it has been in the family since 1988. It still drives like it is brand new, and it has pulled out many cars out of the ditch. People will almost never cut in front of you, & when they do it will be their car that has the damage.
It turns heads when you drive it down the street (why wouldn't it); there are not many big old trucks at our school. It stands out in the parking lot.
Though it is basically a tank, it handles pretty well.
It gets around 12 MPG, but the 35 gallon gas tank makes up for that.
It has its kinks, but that's pretty normal for being 27 years.
Overall it's a great truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th March, 2015
26th Mar 2015, 06:11
Sounds like a great old truck! Take good care of it and it will last you, and a lot more to come as well. These older trucks are very simple to fix and maintain, very little computers, sensors, etc...
I prefer real trucks and don't need leather seating, wood grain, touchscreens, DVD entertainment console, 10 cupholders, chrome package etc...
All I need is that the truck have an 8 foot box, bench seat, manual windows, AM/FM radio, body on frame, rear wheel drive, and have a powerful and reliable V-8 engine that is easy to service. Since no manufacturers are interested in making these anymore, I'm hanging onto my 2 80s Chevy pickups forever!