2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Reviews

2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Reviews and Owner Comments

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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 (4 Reviews)
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I bought my 2000 quad cab in late 1999 and have had very limited amount of trouble. At 198,000 miles it still has the original ball joints,tie rods,most U joints,and original build on the transmission. I am not one to baby any truck but this one has taken it like a brute. The only real problems I had were the lift pump ( which Dodge has done away with) and a injector pump which failed from the lift pumps. I also dealt with the typical rust but dodge replaced my dors at 98,000 miles free of charge.
Great truck and powerful engine. havnt had any horrible problems very reliable and i know its gonna last however i have had a starter problem which cost me a $1000 but other than that its a wonderful truck looks great and drives great and gets wonderful gas mileage definetly recomend dodge diesels!
Where do I start? This vehicle reinforces my impression that US made cars/trucks are poorly made. I bought my 2000 Quad Cab 4x4 w/ Cummins diesel brand new and it has cost me about $1000 per year in repairs every year. I've had the A/C malfunction at least 5 times, once under warranty. My 6 speed transmission failed at 70,000 miles - cost me $4000 to replace. Two crankshaft position sensors, a lift pump and injector pump, leaking seals at both differentials, axles etc - axle seal leak required an otherwise unnecessary brake job. Four wheel drive vacuum switch failed and now all the vacuum lines on the 4 wheel drive actuator and the pump itself need to be replaced - cha ching. Oh yes, both the overhead pushbutton interior light switches have broken as well. This vehicle has had so many problems that the times I've brought it to the dealer, the mechanics always say "this shouldn't happen" and look both disgusted and embarrassed. The Cummins itself seems like a good motor - Dodge just found a way to wrap it in garbage. Where's Lee Iococca?
I pull heavy loads, 9,000 trailer to 12,800 5th wheel. I have 98,500 miles on the truck (bought it new). I got 11.7 mpg pulling the 5th wheel,AZ to MN to AZ., total weight was 18,660 lbs. It drives and handles great! I use an automatic slider hitch, an excellent unit. I have the automatic xmsn., 4X4, HD with Off Road and Trailer pkgs. 10 yrs old in 10/09 and looks and runs great!