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Old 04-20-2017, 12:35 PM   #1
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I have a chance at buying a dodge, but don't know anything really about them (chevy/ford guy). Surely someone on here has one or owned one. Its a 1999 ram 1500 extended cab with 90,000 miles. It would be used as a ranch truck.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:45 PM   #2
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it will have a cracked dash if its a real dodge lol
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:47 PM   #3
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it will have a cracked dash if its a real dodge lol


And the frond end will be wore smooth out.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:49 PM   #4
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Had one in 95, NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:52 PM   #5
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I know if you put dual exhaust on one its a whole new level of loud.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:54 PM   #6
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Had a 95 4X4 and traded it in at 195,000. No cracked dashboard but transmission leaked all the time after 150,000.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:55 PM   #7
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Not sure about 95 but have 2012 with over 100,000 and I wouldn't trade it for anything.


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Old 04-20-2017, 12:55 PM   #8
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Figured haha. I had a pretty good deal on it, but don't wanna deal with problems
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:55 PM   #9
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Had a 97 3/4 ton 4x4 and it was a total piece of crap. I gave Dodge/Chrysler 2 more chances after that... never own one again!
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:56 PM   #10
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Not sure about 95 but have 2012 with over 100,000 and I wouldn't trade it for anything.


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Old 04-20-2017, 01:00 PM   #11
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It will need a new transmission if it hasn't already been replaced.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:18 PM   #12
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As long as you have no use for the front end, transmission or AC you will be fine!
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:20 PM   #13
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If you don't buy it would you forward me the info?

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Old 04-20-2017, 01:27 PM   #14
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Like others have said, teams lasts 100,000 and plan for rebuild.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:31 PM   #15
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If it has the 5.9L gas engine, it's probably a good deal. If it's auto, just get the tranny checked out. Front ends wear out on all trucks and a/c normally isn't an issue on a ranch truck.

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Old 04-20-2017, 01:33 PM   #16
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I had an '88 (360 w/4 speed), a '94 (v10 auto) and an '05 (Cummins auto). All were 3/4 ton 4x4's. All were dang good trucks and none of them had bad front ends or cracked dashes.

What is your question?
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:45 PM   #17
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I had an '88 (360 w/4 speed), a '94 (v10 auto) and an '05 (Cummins auto). All were 3/4 ton 4x4's. All were dang good trucks and none of them had bad front ends or cracked dashes.

What is your question?
If it's worth it or not?
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:50 PM   #18
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If it's worth it or not?
Depends what the asking price is.Standard/auto.AC work?4x4 0r 2wd.

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Old 04-20-2017, 01:52 PM   #19
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I had a 99 1/2 ton 4x4 for a company truck way back when I first hired on. I got it new and it was a total piece of crap. Actually all the dodge trucks we had back then were garbage. I never even reached 100K before they got tired of throwing money at it and replaced mine. Normal replacement mileage was 125K. The next year they got rid of all the dodge company trucks we had and have not gone back to them yet. I would run away fast!!!!
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:55 PM   #20
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Had a 01 4x4 "off-road" May need a head gasket soon if it's a 5.9. Rebuilt trans at 140 and front end around 150. Mine had the 410 gears. Never got stuck except at every gas station you pass! Sold it at 177, shouldn't have.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:58 PM   #21
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My dodge truck is 2002 and has 318,000 miles. I rebuilt the engine at 300k. Have never had a problem with front end. Dash did crack. I have put in a tranny. This truck has never stranded me. I use my 4-wheel drive a lot and have never had an issue. Original A/C. I am a Ford guy at heart but would drive another Dodge in a heart beat! I think it is all in how you treat it and keep up the maintenance like anything else. My truck is the 5.9L.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:05 PM   #22
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Had a 2000...front end go out yet?
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:26 PM   #23
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My wife has a 2000 gas burner with 178,000 and she loves that truck. She bought a new Toyota a few years ago but wouldn't sell her Dodge. She still drives it most of the time.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:06 PM   #24
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Mechanically my 04 dodge has been the best truck I've ever owned. I will buy one again here soon. I'm rough on trucks and this one has answered the challenge.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:48 PM   #25
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I don't know how y'all guys break your dodge trucks but they are definitely not as bad as some of you make it sound.
We've had 3 dodge trucks,the two gas we had had well over 200,000 miles on them and the diesel we have now has a bit over 200k and we've never had a problem with any of them.
My uncle also has a 1999 dodge diesel with over 400,000 miles and the only thing he's done on it is replace the clutch.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:59 PM   #26
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If it's worth it or not?
Price? Motor? Drivetrain? Body style? All difference makers!
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:27 PM   #27
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I bought an 05 Laramie four door with the 5.7 hemi magnum once. Only dodge truck I've ever owned. Also a ford guy. I will say that it had great power, best fuel mileage of any 1/2 ton I've ever owned, did pretty much whatever I asked it to do and was an all around good truck for me. Only real engine problem I had with it was the power steering pump and a short in the a/c. I put a little over 200k on it before I bought my F250. Sold it to one of my hands and he still drives it daily for work. He has put about 50 k on it himself. I believe it has around 275k on it now. I'd say it's been a real good gasser. I love my F250 powerstroke but actually would not hesitate on buying another dodge if I ever go back to a 1/2 ton gasser
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:42 PM   #28
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Wife drives a 2012 Dodge Avenger. The motor seems ok but the interior is pure JUNK. Will be our first and last Dodge. Knobs loose and trim rings popping off under 10,000 miles. Electric seat broke at 40,000 miles. Wife is 135 soaking wet. I have driven the car no more the 10 times so I know its not me. Never again!
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:55 AM   #29
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Price? Motor? Drivetrain? Body style? All difference makers!
We are still negotiating a price, its a 5.9. Gas. Not sure on body style.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:16 AM   #30
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Isn't the real name FIAT Dodge Ram now?
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:27 AM   #31
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Isn't the real name FIAT Dodge Ram now?
Not for a 1999 year model.

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Old 04-21-2017, 12:42 PM   #32
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My '05 1500 4x4 is still going strong with 203k miles on it...no transmission or engine problems. And yes, the dash remains uncracked (can't say the same for the windshield ). I've kept regular maintenance on it and its been a great truck since day 1 with very few minor problems.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:07 PM   #33
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I had a '04 3/4-ton with a 5.7L HEMI for 8 years and put 309,000 miles on it. Spent less than $2K keeping it on the road all those years. Had a '12 with 6.7L Cummins and similar results. That being said, Dodge has never put a decent front end under their trucks and your power door lock actuators will go out.

I miss both those trucks.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:24 PM   #34
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I guess I have been lucky for the last 750k miles I have put on Dodge and Ram 4x4's since I bought the first new one in 94.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:35 PM   #35
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I had 2003 1500. Was a good truck. Would still have it if we didn't need a towable for the motorhome.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:33 PM   #36
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1999 is a good year for ram. Had one with 160k on it, a 4x4, and I traded it in to buy my wife a Yukon. All trucks last if you treat them right, except ford, Ford sucks, lol

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Old 05-02-2017, 09:50 PM   #37
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Had a 99....went through 2 tranny's before 150k or so. Also blew a head gasket around 100k
Had an 04 that ate tranny's early as well. (Like 70k early) Switched to Chevy and my 07 has 160 without the motor/tranny beng touched so far

I did but both dodges used though with about 50k on them and unsure how they were taken care of before I owned them

My old job used dodges diesels and they were driven all over, out of state weekly long haul etc and they were great

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Old 05-02-2017, 10:16 PM   #38
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Engine size?
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:28 AM   #39
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Bought a 99 dodge 1500 quad cab 4X4 5.9 and put about 225,000 on it and then sold it to my brothers kid. He drove it another 75,000 before he sold. Had only some minor problems. Tranny was still good. It was a darn good truck and that is why I bought a 2005 dodge 1500 4 door 4X4 5.7 hemi and still have the 2005 because I don't drive near as much now and only have 118,000 on it. Only real problems I've had with this one is the front end but it's not the trucks fault since our ranch roads tear any trucks front end up. I always buy dash covers a seat covers so never had a problem with dashes cracking. Will probably by another.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:51 AM   #40
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I'd buy it depending on price.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:57 AM   #41
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Not exactly the same, but I had a 2000 QC Dakota with a 5.9. One of the exhaust manifolds cracked around 130K, transmission started having serious issues about 160K. That's when I traded it in.


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Old 05-03-2017, 10:57 AM   #42
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Cracked dash? Must be a Chevy then!
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