1975 Dodge Van Review

1975 Dodge Van TRADSMAN B200 4 BAREL 440 GAS from Italy

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership1980
Engine and transmission 4 BAREL 440 GAS Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45043 miles
Most recent distance416078 miles

Summary:

My first car and best can I ever drove

Faults:

Just the normal Dodge van problems, Had to replace starter every 2 years, Had to replace the right side idler arm 3 times over the years. Water pump went out at about 130,000 miles. Replaced Timing chain at 246,987 miles and replace carburetor with new holly, installed H.o. Crane cam. Trans started sliping at 375,000 after letting girlfriend drive van in a lake. Rebuilt 440 & 727 trans, Rebuilt front suspension. Still has the normal Dodge van steering play great van over all.

General Comments:

The van has great power and handling doe to the 3/4 ton suspension,109" wheel base and the 440 CID engine. I do need over-drive because the van gets 12 miles to a gallon on the high way and 6 miles in town. still a fun car to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2007

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review