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Useful Features Of Used Dodge Trucks
by: Robert Hallen

There are many options and styles of used Dodge trucks although some are harder to find than others. There is the popular Ram series that has been around for many years. The Ram is Dodges full sized trucks. There is the Ram 1500 1/2 ton, 2500 3/4 truck and the 3500 1 ton truck.

The 3500 can be had with a single or dual rear tire (commonly called a dualie) configuration depending on your needs. Engine options are wide spread as well. A 1500 2 wheel drive comes with V-6 and V-8 options. For those with a serious need for power you can opt for the SRT V-10.

The SRT10 is the fastest production pick up you can buy. If V-10 power is more than you need the Rumble Bee with the 5.7 liter Hemi was also available, For those that need pulling a hauling power the 3500 can be found with the Cummins turbo diesel motor.

Down from the Ram series is the Dakota. When first introduce it was billed as a mid-sized pick up. Slightly bigger than a compact but smaller than a full size. The Dakota was available with V-6 and V-8 options. The Dakota was the first mid sized truck to be available with a V-8 engine which made it very popular. It was available in 2 and 4 wheel drive.

Dodge no longer produces the D50. It was a true compact pickup. Available with a 4 cylinder engine and either a manual or automatic transmission. The D50 was a joint venture between Chrysler and Mitsubishi. When opening the hood on a D50 the rocker cover on top of the engine said Mitsubishi, not Dodge.

One step further down the size ladder was the Dodge Rampage. This was a short lived model that was half car, half truck. It was a compact car with a small truck bed on the back. It was a mini El Camino style vehicle.

One model that is not so easy to find is the Dodge Ramcharger. This was a vehicle that was built to compete against the Chevrolet full size K5 Blazer and the full size Ford Bronco.

The Ramcharger leads me to the next vehicle which is the Dodge Durango. This vehicle was introduced in the mid 90's. It is a truck based Sport Utility Vehicle that was built on a truck frame. It was available in either 2 or 4 wheel drive. Engine options were either a V-6 or a choice of V-8's. The Durango was slightly smaller than the full size SUV's on the market such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, also the Ford Excursion and Expedition. The Durango was a very popular choice as it could seat seven or eight people comfortably in a smaller package. The Durango had ample power and was also easier to park at the mall or grocery store.

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