Many parts have already been replaced on this vehicle before I bought it. The previous owner stated that the transmission was replaced a year ago and that the rear hatch lift struts, power window actuators, and fuel pump were replaced within the last two years.
So far, I have already or need to replace the following:
Headlights (they were dim, probably as old as the truck itself)
Water Pump (It leaks a bit of fluid)
Steering intermediate shaft (going to Borgeson shaft)
4x4 indicator light has a short that I need to fix so it does not blink intermittently when in 4 wheel drive.
I bought this truck just a few weeks ago with just over 190,000 miles on it, but you wouldn't guess it from the looks of it. The engine is clean and it purrs like a kitten. The Ramcharger is very fast and has a lot of giddy-up for one so old; due to the EFI, no carb. The engine is very throaty and I can hear the raw Mopar power when I gun it.
The vehicle is shockingly nimble for such a large SUV; approximately 5,000 lbs. Other than the loose steering around top center, this rig is very responsive to commands and it goes where I point it, as fast as I want it, and it brakes firmly.
Fuel economy is decent for a vehicle this old. It gets approximately 12 mpg in the city. I have not driven enough on the highway to really get an idea of its cross country performance, but the previous owner said about 14 mpg is the average; not bad at all.
The paint is in very good condition. It is shiny and only has a few dings on the door. The hood is the only place where the paint has faded a bit, but I have yet to see a Dodge/Plymouth SUV with OE paint that hasn't faded in that location.
The interior is immaculate, with only minor wear and tear on the carpet and controls. Hard to believe that the odometer reads 190,000+.
Overall, I am happy with this purchase. You can't beat a Dodge and this vehicle is living proof that they will never die!