1991 Dodge Ramcharger Review

1991 Dodge Ramcharger LE 5.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance148983 miles

Summary:

The Ramcharger will out live you

Faults:

I had to replace the fuel pump and sending unit at around 110000 miles.

I have also replaced most of the universal joints in the drive train.

Last weekend I replaced the power steering lines dew to sever corrosion.

I replaced the fan clutch and belts.

Lots of body rot. I needed to replace the rocker panels and the area behind the rear wheels.

I have replaced the tires only twice since I have owned the truck.

The paint is still like new.

General Comments:

The truck is underpowered. I believe it could use 30-40hp more. I have the 318cid Engine with electronic fuel injection. I think if the truck had the 360cid motor it would have a great power/weight ratio. Another thing, when put in low range 4WD this truck is unstoppable. It's as reliable as the sun and as rugged as leather. No truck built today will ever compare to the Ramcharger.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th February, 2004

30th Nov 2008, 19:06

Performance headers and dual exhausts along with a K&N air filter for good measure would nicely perk up your 318.

I just started working on my '78 Ramcharger, just need to give it a tune up and fix the hole in the floor and it'll be roadworthy again.

I've not driven my RC much yet, but it's amazing in 4L, just plows through the snow! :)

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review