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A Rare Collectible 1/2 Ton Rated Sharp Looking Trucklet — Economical, great leg room, it was the first extended cab, Stowage behind seat, Peppy 2.2 motor, excellent visibility with no blind spots, 4 speed stick shift. all original equipment, upgraded two barrel Holley carb..29 mpg in the city average prior to rebuild. 160 on complete premium rebuild, and still breaking in

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Front wheel drive gets around great in the snow.... Gets compliments all the time. .. manual steering feels likes a sports car going down the road.

Cons: manual steering   is exercise while turning in tight parking lot spots

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Great Learner Car. — Def. not my fastest four cylinder vehicle. But by no means the slowest, either. after fresh brakes, shocks, and carb, trucklet runs and handles great. If you want to get double takes and thumbs up everywhere you go, find a rampage in someone's back yard and buy it off em.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: competent, torque filled four cylinder that gets 28 mpg.

Cons: its turning 30, by its build date, so EVERYTHING needs to be refreshed.

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Fantastic — One owner, no rust,no dents. Kept in garage. Complete Shelby drivetrain. Fresh ground up restoration. Body and paint perfect,Origional interior like new. New racing seats with 5 point harneses. Excellent performance, 300 horse power. ten thousand RPM tach, 160 MPH speedometer.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: I love it

Cons: none

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Great Commuter Vehicle — Loved this little Pickup. 2.2L Engine was easy work on and it was great in the snow. Wouldn't mind having another one as a little weekend runabout. Great little pickup truck. I've hauled over 8 sheets of drywall and it never missed a step.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: FWD, good fuel miliage

Cons: Little room - two passengers only. Timing belt needs to be replaced about every 30-35,000 miles

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I'd Own More Of Them If I Didn't Have Family To Haul Around. — Performance -I Love this thing...Is it a car? Is it a truck? It's actually a better Truck that you'd think. It's payload is rated @ 1,100 pounds and it does pull it not real well up the Mountains here in PA but, what can you say, it's a fwd 4 cylinder. Build Quality - Not too bad it has rust issues here in the North but the Struccture isn't bad. Appearance - I love the looks that it gets as I drive it down the road. Mine is not a show piece but I'd take it if I had the time to finish it about half decent just because I want to see the reactions to it. Cost of Ownership - It's a 2.2 Chrysler Parts are cheap and easy to find. Body Parts...not so much Rampage specific Parts are getting really difficult.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: Just for the Fun of it.

Cons: Hard to find Rampage Body parts now.

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Dodge Ramage — I owned a 1982 Ramage and then a 1983 Plymouth Scamp. I had a job where I was doing a lot of windshield time and had to carry a small load of tools. I drove those vehicles each over 200,000 with minimal problems and excellent fuel economy. They handled very well and were a delight to drive. I live in Montana where we have serious winters and the front wheel drive was wonderful in getting around. The only significant negative was that they had the lousiest carburetors in the world and I was constantly changing and/or overhauling them. They should have been fuel injected like the later 2.5 liter engine. I liked them so well that I am restoring one now to use as a personal daily driver.

Pros: Handling, Convenience

Cons: Carburetor

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Better Than An El Camino — I still have the old Rampage. It was great to drive, faster than hell for a 80's front driver. Too bad Chrysler had no idea what rust protection is.

Pros: 4 speed manual so you don't need to shift out of overdrive to pass, has a pickup box, gets 30 mpg, surprisingly fast

Cons: You need a tetanus shot to drive it, crappy stereo.

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The Rampage Is The Best Driving Truck Every Made. — I have driven a rampage for the last fifteen years,and their are maney reasons why i think it is the best truck ever made.First it drives and handles great,it is very easy to get in and out of.The doors open very wide,also you can put things behind the seats {the first exstended cab].You can put things in the back of the truck very easy without streaching over the sides. The gas mileage is great ,i get 26 to 31 miles per gallon.

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Great Starter Vehicle — had my eye on this car from the time i was in grade 10. i bought it a few months after i turned 18. i love it for its uniqueness. i had plans fror rebuilding a turbo II for it. after only having it a short while i ended up losing it on loose gravel and dropping it of a 30 ft cliff.

Pros: easy to work on, bullet proof 4 speed, easily modified to compete with camaros and mustangs, parts availibility. one of the best motors ever made.

Cons: rust, FWD, old tired stock motor was pretty weak.

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Free Collector, What Can I Say? — Its a trustworthy car. Its light but I wont exceed 85. It gets me from point A to point B

Pros: Great gas mileage

Cons: No power and my girlfriend hates it.

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1984 Dodge Rampage Reviews

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