"Love my truck, It is chipped, has airbags and goose neck flip hitch, trailer brakes, very tight truck, awesome turning radius and 27 mpg! Towed a 27' 5th wheel didn't even know it was back there over multiple passes."
"Truck is perfect, and strong mechanically.
4 wheel drive is great, although not used very often.
Inside is ok needs dash replaced
outside needs paint/ sun damage. no rust
new front bumper and shroud
bed liner and cap
not used for heavy "work"
only towed a 27 ft. camper a few times. Otherwise, just used for carrying "yard" plants etc.
Tow package (factory) rated 10.000 lbs.
just don't need it anymore."
"Old School! Cast Iron Block & Cylinder heads that LAST! These will survive neglect and keep GOING. Rear main oil seal leaks and valve covers and oil pan gaskets as with all seals will dry and lose pliability and leak. Otherwise, change the seals keep the engine serviced and clean and it will keep you on the road."
"Have owned this truck for about 10 years now and it has been very good to us. We have had some repair work over the years with the overhaul of the fuel system being the biggest but overall it is awesome."
Pros: "Great price excellent to drive mechanically good"
Cons: "has typical body rust for year"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"New brakes all around in last 6,000 miles,pads, rotors, drums, brake lines. Fuel sending unit in tank, and fuel lines within 12,000 miles. Ball joints, drive shaft u joints at 196,000 miles, trans tailstock support, trans filter and fluid within latest 5,000miles; new muffler and tailpipe within last 6,000 miles. Runs very good starts good dependable. Michelin tires with over50% Also has 8 ft box with Fiberglass cap."
Pros: "Fun and reliable. Rides great. Power is great!"
Cons: "can't get some interior replacement parts"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought my truck brand new in 1998 - ordered it equipped and styled for my preferences. This truck has EVERYTHING. It is bright blue - and I just love this truck. It's been great for towing my boat, I have camped in it, gone to the snow in it, taken it off road in the desert. Every year I think, wow - maybe it's time to get a new Ram 1500 4x4 --- but to me, there is just no reason! I am going to drive this thing until it wants to give up. The paint job has stayed great - I keep it waxed. Its only now starting to show a little fade on the 'plastic' grill that was painted to match the truck, and in a couple of places the clear coat has a chip in it. Other than that - she's perfect. I love this truck and I would buy another one in a heart beat -- but not until this truck says she's done! Buy one - you won't be disappointed. If the owner took care of it - it will run forever I believe! Review written in 2016. Owned Truck since 1998."