Originally Posted by GreyRay
What Joe4d said...
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I had only scanned what he wrote before, but I actually read it now. I will say that the tranny in my '99 Dakota was original and sound. The truck itself was in fine running order. The only issues I had with it was electrical [ABS and e-brake light always on, and the speedometer didn't work until 30mph]. A friend with the EXACT SAME truck had the same issue but it otherwise drove fine. My truck was easy to drive, and had incredible maneuverability.
Same friend also had a '98 Ram that decided it didn't like it's transmission this month, but I'm not entirely sure it was the original. That truck was also driven into the ground it's whole life, previous owner did a lot of off-roading in it, so I'm not sure the transmission issue was really the Ram's fault.
I have heard great things about the Cummins, never got to drive one, but when I can afford a new big truck, that's what I want.