Re: Dodge Trucks with Cummins Diesel, which model year is best?
The ruputation for Dodge Trucks of that era is that the Cummins will outlast the rest of the truck, and also that build quality of the body especially wasn't as good as equivalent Chevy and Fords. If I were going that old and looking for a diesel I think I'd look for a Ford for overall quality, the Chevy diesels were crap until they went to their Duramax motors after year 2002 or so.
Originally Posted by BrianM
FWIW, I know you didn't ask. . . I've owned a bunch of full size Chevy trucks and in my opinion the gas motor 1500 4x4 Silverado extended cabs from 1995 to 1999 were the best trucks they ever made quality wise. This was before they started making thrid door models or weakening the frames to meet crash standards. Very solid trucks.
Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.