yep. i have had three. the first was a 1500 gasser. it pinged like
hell but ran super. no other warranty problems.
next was an '01 2500 diesel. never had a warranty issue with that
now i have an '03 3500 diesel. best of the bunch. had the tach stop
working, it was a bad sending unit. big deal. no other warranty
all have been automatics. i have towed with all of them. no warranty
problems so far with the tranny's.
of course, i keep up on the maintenance. keep the oil and filter
changed every 3 to 5,000 miles (3 on the old ones, have gone as far as
5 on the new one but its heavy duty oil change cycle is listed at 7500
miles), fuel filters every 7500 miles and have kept the tranny
serviced. pretty cheap insurance. i also keep a decent coat of wax
on the paint. a lot of the problems that i see and read about come on
from poor upkeep or bombing. outside of that, the didge have a
tremendous repair record.
Not sure I believe this web site. I could write the same thing about
ford. It may be true, but I'm not yet convinced.
I purchased a '95 Ram new in '94.
Warrenty repairs: 0
Out of warrenty repairs: 0
Rountine maint only
I traded it in at 85K miles for a new '01 Dakota QC on '00
Warrenty repairs: 0
Out of warrenty repairs: 0
Routine maint only.
Now at 70K miles and going strong.
That's been my personal experiance with Dodge. Would I buy another new new
No, but only because I don't like the new styling or engine choices. I like my
magnum so I'll keep it until it dies, and then rebuild it. If my truck were to
destroyed in an accident, or stolen, I'd be at the Dodge dealer the next day
for another one.
You have had bad luck, sack up, quit whining, cut your losses, sell
your POS Dodge, and buy a Ford. Be Happy!
I have a 92 diesel with AT with almost 200k miles on it. Most of those
miles were towing a load right up close to the weight limit. To call
this truck a workhorse is a misnomer, this thing is a Mule. It pulls
and makes it seem easy.
speed limit)and 65 in Az. We wave hi/bye to a lot of trucks either in
low and slow, or parked on the side with the hood up. None of them are
At 120k the rear main seal started leaking. I saw this as a fluke and
so did the dealer. Sometimes 'Shit Happens', but more often when you
climb into a Dodge truck you 'Make Shit Happen'. When the seal went
SWMBO wanted a new blue dually truck until she saw the price. Missing
all the comforts is easier to take after you see the new price. After
that, she decided that we should wear out the 92 first. And that is
not an easy thing to do if you keep them maintained properly.
The new ones are awesome inside, a daughter has a blue hemi with every
bell and whistle and commutes in it. She says it intimidates almost
everything on the road and its size and weight makes her safer. The
downside is: you don't get into it, you have to climb into it. I tell
her she needs a set of power steps, she tells me to "climb old man, you
need the execcise."
I had rather be under my Dodge with tools in hand than be driving a
Ford or Chevy. I think that that is the sentiment of most people here.
My grandpa started the Dodge trend in our family (he had a 36 PU for 20
years and sold it for more than he paid) and there has never been
anything to change our minds. Our dodges have always out performed the
other brands that are just now trying to play catch-up.
So call your truck a lemon, call it a POS, piss and moan. Sell your POS
Dodge, cut your losses. Life is too short to stay all worked up over
your past Dodge problems. Try something else, however,I suspect that
your troubles will follow you no matter what you drive. So try the the
others, then you may be wishing for your Dodge back.
They have these sites for every manufacturer. People get crappy vehicles
sometimes and the companies will try to keep from fixing it.
My 2003 Ram has been one of the best vehicles I have ever had, the best,
hands down, was a 1982 Chevy Blazer. A broken trim piece was it,
anything else I did (Like break the rear window track). My 1988 S10
Blazer was nearly as good.
My 85 Caravan was ok, with the exception of cracking an AC condensor
every two years, same thing on my 93 Grand Cherokee, all were fixed for
free. The 99 Grand Cherokee had awful seats and I hated it more than
anything I have ever owned, but except for warped brakes, it was totally
As a new guy I've been wanting
to write something about my 4WD 2001
Dakota with the 4.7 V-8. This thread gives me the opportunity.
This is the best vehicle I've ever owned with absolutely zero
defects to date. The only area in
which I was a little disappointed was the gas mileage, but now I
feel better. Mine is 18, except in the summer when it does better.
It is not used much for short trips though, unless you count about a
mile of off-road most weekends. A friend with a 2WD
version gets 19.
I could also apply this note to the thread from justme. His sounds
like a case of abuse.
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Not only does Dodge sell junk........they are killing people
Latest Gen3 Unlatching Claims Two Lives
DaimlerChrysler Denies Safety Problems
DaimlerChrysler has started a vigorous public relations campaign to
deny safety problems with the Gen3 seat belt buckle. Furthermore, they
have begun issuing a statement to the media that the GEN3 "passes all
federal safety standards." But federal regulations require that seat
belt buckles "be designed to minimize the possibility of accidental
release," and the Gen-3 buckle does not minimize the possibility of
Two women were killed and a child seriously injured in a roll-over
accident Dec. 28, 2002, near Beeville, Texas. This brings the total
number of deaths to 17 and serious injuries to 27 in accidents in which
Gen3 buckles are believed to have unlatched.
I have been a DODGE boy all my life. This still don't change my mind. You
dig deep enough into any of them you'll find the same thing.
Dodge,chevy,ford,hell mazada it don't matter they all have problems and
they all break down!!!
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