1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 User Reviews

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review Ratings

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  • 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
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"sound" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"steering" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SB Review
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Great looks, reliable (except that darned transmission!), fun to own

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Gas mileage sucks, went through 4 transmissions

duanecwhite
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I Loved This Truck — This was a great truck. I bought it brand new and put all but maybe 2000 of it's 220,000 miles on it during my 13 years with it. I always took care of it and the truck looked awesome when I finally traded it in for a family car. If I could find that truck again, I think I would still buy it back, probably in any condition. Lots of memories, and a great truck overall!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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solid and dependable

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Steering sucks

LTCRTD
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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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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr ST Extended Cab LB Review
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Its a dodge

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Its 2wd, but plan on changing that.

DodgeRam6985
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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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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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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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Truck has 235, 000 ans run like  new

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Trans hard to get into 4H or 4L

cuz
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Good Overall — I need answer to why it is hard going into 4x4 mode. I like the looks annd how it drives on Hywh. It sits hight and level so no problem seeing around you. The gas milage is very poor and can cost 100.00 per wk just going 150 miles. This is not a truck for a kid in school.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

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wish i could fix it

oilfieldangel
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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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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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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
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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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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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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr WS Standard Cab LB Review
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Great big truck, that says it all. Long bed, crew cab, bed liner, console, lots of power.

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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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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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