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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 User Reviews

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 40 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"big car" 3 reviews
"sound" 3 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"steering" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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toohawg writes:
1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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form, function, reliability

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fuel economy

toohawg
55

Tough Quality Truck With Thirsty Engine (5.9) — I have tortured and abused this truck, The cat has been plugged for about 60,000 miles, the tranny ran for about 3,000 without fluid until I made that discovery, I neglected oil changes, tune up and pretty much destroyed this truck due to neglect and complete lack of money. The truck has around 120,000 hard non freeway miles, just tuned it up, changed the water pump, and fixed the catalytic converter, and I'm breaking rubber and growling down the road again. This truck has never let me down and I'll keep it forever. The gas mileage has cost me my rent money a couple times....

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SavTeacher writes:
1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr WS Standard Cab LB Review
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4

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Great big truck, that says it all. Long bed, crew cab, bed liner, console, lots of power.

Cons

It takes a lot of fuel to run, but with the power it is worth if you have a boat or trailer to pull

SavTeacher
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Great Big Truck — 1996 Dodge Ram Long bed Pick up, 5 sp manual. This is a Magnum v8 with large radiator and towing package with hitch.Great work truck. It has large console can be used an in-truck desk. Great on the road, feels like a boat on glass water. It can be hard to park in the city and tight turns can be a hand full, but face it, this is a big ole work truck and it mean to be in the dirt on a construction site, out on dirt roads, or back a big bass boat into the lake. This not a truck for a soccer mom or driving back and fourth to school. Like a good race horse, it needs to be run and worked. It can take it.

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

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DodgeRam6985 writes:
1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr ST Extended Cab LB Review
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5

Pros

Its a dodge

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Its 2wd, but plan on changing that.

DodgeRam6985
35

Good First Vehicle — Its a great truck, it would be 100% perfect if it was 4wd, but that will soon be changing. I have alot of ideas for this truck. I want to keep it til it cant run no more. I want to be able to show my kids in the future that hard work def does pay off.

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aztec626bf writes:
1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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3

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Very reliable, starts in any weather/temp. 227,000 miles still runs great.

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Poor mileage, prone to excessive rust.

aztec626bf
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Good Vehicle For Pulling On And Off Road. — Truck works great for pulling. Works very well for off road. Starts in any climate. I have 227,000 miles and still runs great. Still looks pretty good with some rust showing in usual places. Get 17 mpg highway, 12 city and 13 pulling 8000 lb. load.

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

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LTCRTD writes:
1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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solid and dependable

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Steering sucks

LTCRTD
25

I Would Buy Another — Steering is loosy goosy but I love the truck it rides well and always starts right up. The vehicle is susceptible to rust. spare tire is in a bad place under the bed of the truck, Bad steering seems to be a Ram thing

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

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Brandon_38 writes:
1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review
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It's a great truck and it's some what stylish and it's gotten me through my teenage years

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Bad gas milegage, repairs have been very expensive and very common, about every other month it's in the shop

Brandon_38
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Pleased — I like having a truck and being higher off the ground, although she's old I still love my truck and it would be very hard for me to sell her, but I would like to have some better gas mileage . . . . . .

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oilfieldangel writes:
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3

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pulls anything i need can haul 2x is gross wt for a truck it is good on gas

Cons

wish i could fix it

oilfieldangel
25

It Dies Out On Me — wish my doge would dodge the repair shop its a good solid truck but when something does go wrong with it good luck finding the right anwers the first time when trying to do a home repair without a college education

Primary Use: Family transportation

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KrisDeJong writes:
1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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5

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the truck never gave up, everything was great on it

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back seats are too small for a tall guy like me

KrisDeJong
55

Awesome — the truck was mint condition with a 4x4 gear box replaced with a heavy duty gear box, the truck had a 12 inch lift, magnaflow dual exhaust with 6 inch chrome tips, and the turck sound like a beastly hot rod, i loved driving it and i would do again and again

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

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Tony writes:
1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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Mopar

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nothing

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Buy Nothing But Dodge — I use this truck for headin up north (Wisconsin). I pull my camper and pontoon no problem to any lake. Its a 1/2 ton, but I put diferent springs in the back to carry the load, and a 5.9 (360) to pull the load

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

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Nathan writes:
1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB Review
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monster horsepower

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gas milage

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Dodge Lovin — i love this truck taken it trough everything i wish i had my 5.9 instead of the 5.2 and i want a new exhaust and someday super charge it. chopped right now cops dont like it. rainy days suck in this truck i get alot of wheel spin and she needs new paint.

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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Single Cab By mhamblin

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Awesome Truck! By lalagirl86

Handles well, great for moving things, space in cab is very open and roomy. The gas mileage is not that great, but when driving a truck you don't expect that great of mileage. This truck also has an a... Read More

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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Love Hate Relationship By rds0523

I absolutely love my truck - as much as my dog and almost as much as at wife but for all the things i love about it the repair costs and games played by chrysler are starting to get old. It's quite li... Read More

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