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|Max Seating: 5|
|Engine: 6-Cyl, Turbo Diesel, HO, 5.9 Liter||Transmission: Automatic|
|Country of Origin: United States||Country of Assembly: United States|
By FirstGenCummins (Nevada) on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"There is no question in my mind that these are the best trucks ever built. There is nothing they don't offer, with the exception of a soft ride (the leaf springs are constructed to haul a house). The 12 valve Cummins engine is simple, and incredibly reliable and long lived, as well as being a strong performer. All one needs to do is look at the number of trucks still going with more than 400,000 miles to realize that its durability is unmatched in the world of light trucks. While the newer diesel trucks may be longer on comfort and speed, the old 12 valve Dodge will get there EVERY time. This truck simply DOES NOT BREAK DOWN. You can hammer it at full throttle up the mountain pass with a 7500 lb trailer, all day long, and it does not blink. Put it to work on a ranch, an oil field, in Alaska, it doesn't matter. This truck will keep going, and going, and going so long as you make sure to change the oil and filters. The straight axles are virtually maintenance and trouble free, and the gear driven NP205 transfer case is bullet proof. It has been known to keep going when bone dry (though that's not recommended). The weakest link is the transmission, both manual and automatic, but care for it and it will last quite some time, too. There really is nothing bad to say about this truck, save for the incredibly stiff ride. Not a lot of bells and whistles compared to the newer stuff, but my "almost 20 year old" truck will still be running when the 2011 Duramax is in the boneyard. Take that to the bank."
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By birdman (mich) on Thursday, March 25, 2010
overall rating 7 of 10rating details
"Truck always started even when the temp was below 0. Sat for a year, then started right up. a very dependable truck. parts are expensive and it is a little noisy, but it is reliable. Powerfull towing truck."
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By marker (lewiston, ID) on Sunday, July 12, 2009
overall rating 3 of 10rating details
"overall its good for low end torque. so if you are towing or just trying to get from one place to another in good time this is a fair vehicle."
By Haulaway (Chas. SC and Punta Gorda FL) on Monday, May 25, 2009
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
"I have had this truck for three years. Only repair was when starter stuck and would not disengage without pulling battery cable. Speedometer and odometer broke when I bought it. Found some records in glove box which leads me to conclusion it has over 300,000 miles. Fastest cranking vehicle I have ever owned. Ride feels like you have been kicked by a mule over bumps, but this is a work truck that doesn't sag when loaded. Economy is not known because of odometer, but it goes a long way on a tank."
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By Dwight (Portland, Or) on Friday, January 09, 2009
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
"I trust my 91 dodge 2wd dully D350 and love to drive it. It pulls loads great, however a little under powered for loads over 10,000lbs. The drive train and overall body are great. The eletrical? A night mirror. This is typial for these trucks. Stay away from all the power options if possible. My power mirrors - broken Power windows - giving fits rear bed light - broken rear break lights - sometimes decide to stay on until I pump them, but you better check before you park it for too long! HEADLIGHTS! - some electrical short somewhere that causes them to shut off at random. I gotta do "tricks" to get them back on. The eletrical system is also underpowered if youve got alot of extra lights on your trailer. Other than electrical? I love it!!! oh, and it gets about 20-24 depending on driving. Even with the dully!"
By cowboy (Tow, Tx) on Tuesday, November 25, 2008
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"This is the best truck I have ever owned. 25mpg highway, and I can pull anything. It is comfortable and handles great!"