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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"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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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
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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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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
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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.

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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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Cody writes:
1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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good vision, great braking, fast, good for moving stuff

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unreliable, gas-hog, steering could be better

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Nice, If It Was Reliable — ok, this isnt mine exactly, its my dads but i drive it a lot so theres my creditability. it has a nice acceleration, top speep, and braking, but the steering has a lot of play and it isnt the easiest truck to control. its been very unreliable for my dad and i as we've both had numerous problems such as, the ignition locking up, and being unable to go into 4WD sometimes.

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duanecwhite writes:
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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LTCRTD writes:
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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Brandon_38 writes:
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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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cuz writes:
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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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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oilfieldangel writes:
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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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1994 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Great Truck By Leaston

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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Best Truck Ive Ever Had By mjwiita

I love the fact it can go anywhere and through anything and still be a great everyday driver the comfort and ride of this truck is great along side with the saftry and dependability. This truck will n... Read More

I Love It Cause It Mine By rose2134

it gets me to were i need to go only sometimes i dont know what else to say cause it is crappy sometimes......... so if this was a car to recommend big mistake not as good as you would think Read More

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

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1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Its A Dodge. Im A Dodge Fanatic. By NamELesSNinjALo

I love it. It has plenty of power and response. Dodges are far more reliable, as well as easier to maintain if you purchase them relatively new and keep the maintenance up on them. Any vehicle is. Thi... Read More

Always Having People Look By DodgeRam6985

Really cant wait to get the truck back so I can get back to driving it. Nothing like being the biggest on the road and having it all to yourself. Drove it to mrytle beach n back n loved every minute e... Read More

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