Yeah, I'm the one who hated my 89 dodge with the cummins.
Easy to say "I'd make it my truck." It was the top (I guess) of the line truck for Dodge that year. Dually, two toned paint, chrome stuff, & I'd say it had a 4.10 or 4.11 whatever rear end. It would tow anything, but if you were towing a car or a truck (I towed a f/s F250 from California to Washington) you'd better load the bed with a half ton of sand, or the towed vehicle would drive the towing vehicle.
It was the first year of the Cummins. It had a set of throttle springs that would break your leg, struggled to do 72 mph, got about 17 mpg, had no cruise control, regular cab and a poorly designed bench seat with no headrests (so your head in an accident would go through the rear window) and painful to sit in for any length of time. It was bad quality, switches stopped working (windows that go down and up are important,) the paint had defects, and cheap a-s-s Chrysler Corp didn't even deign to include a spare tire or a jack & tire wrench.
At the time I said it was a decent running gear attached to the worst excuse for a truck possible.
I've had lots of trucks, including the aformentioned F250, that I couldn't keep a working engine in. The D350 was my least favorite.
And, as I said, I'm a fan of my 96 Club Cab Dakota. Even with the 4wd and the 5.2, it gets 20ish mpg on the highway (because it has 3.55 gearing) and has moderately comfortable seating and more room than the big truck. I still think that Chrysler, over the years, has been run by bean counting *******, but I'm happy with the little truck.