1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 User Reviews

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"reliable car" 9 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"big car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 25 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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mjwiita writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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5

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Great truck little maintenance and really reliable

Cons

Just the mpg. But that's expected with trucks

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Best Truck Ive Ever Had — 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 not fail you

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Perry writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Rugged, reliable, comfortable, well handling, power on tap when needed.

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If you dont need a truck and value smaller, super high fuel economy cars...don't buy this vehicle

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Stellar Performer. The Best Vehicle Ive Ever Owned, Hands Down! — My Ram has taken me all over this great country, to both coasts and everywhere in between. It has a been a rock solid and dependable machine with impressive ergonomics and performance. The truck is now showing 190,000 on the odometer with a near-perfect record as regards reliability. It has never left me stranded. It still looks decent and runs strong. With proper maintenance I see no reason that this truck couldn't go another 100,000 miles or more. It is fun to drive and with great styling I would have no problems recommend owning one of these great trucks to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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the power

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fuel economy

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Ram — its a beast! its been in my family since '97 and has never let us down. its amazing in the winter and off-roading. the fuel economy could use a lot of improvement but thats the only problem with it. the braking is perfect!

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

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Bradley writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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4

Pros

powerfull

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gas milage

925

Trucks Gotta Love Em — pretty good engine plenty of power lots of fun and works rather well as a daily driver just not perfectly guzzles gas and as it's old it costs a bit to maintain parts are pretty inexpensive and it's pretty easy to work on

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bradley writes:
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4

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been good to me

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wasn't very well taken care of by previous owners

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Great First Truck — It's old and has a lot of miles, but it got me across country to drop my kids off with family in Arizona from Savannah so it can't be all bad. they just don't make trucks like they used to

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

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Joe writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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Reliable and best truck I've owned so far. No problems if you treat it right and maintance it.

Cons

Nothing really. It has a 360 so its not that good on gas

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Bad Ass Truck — Performance is good on the truck. Braking is good, so far the handling is good as well and acceleration is good for a stock motor. Appearance is beautiful inside andout. Hasn't had any major repairs. It costs the same or less than any other full size truck. This truck is a blast to drive.

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Kevin writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

off road and towing capability

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gas mileage

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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 — great truck for someone on a budget rides great. There are maintanence issues but it is a 16 year old work truck. Gas guzzler but good power out of it. Ton of fun off road mine has personally pulled out many jeeps and a hummer from some off road spots.

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

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Andy writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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5

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The power that helps me pass people.

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Its very very old.

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The Tank — I like it has character. Such as, the dents, rust, and straches. Dislike how much I have to pay of gas and repairs. I feel the body is not the way it used to be at all. It needs a lot of work. I feel with the proper care and handling the truck could get a lot more years. The truck has 180,000 miles and thats awesome. I put it through a lot of abuse over the years.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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scscsc writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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5

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4 wheel drive when you need it

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just a good ole truck

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Everyone Needs A 4x4 In The Fleet — Winter in Michigan without a 4x4 would be foolish, this truck is always ready to go when its called upon, was sluggish until the catalytic converter was changed, ball joints are always an issue with the Dodge trucks but chalk that up to maintenance and move on

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Jered writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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4

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The pros are it looks good, drives good.

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The gas mpg is awful...

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Great, Kind Of Expensive To Have Though. — Well i like how it looks but i don't like how much i have to work on the engine so much and how much it cost to fill it. love how it drives with the 4x4 it can climb in speed and make the girls go crazy for you. overall its a great truck to drive if you have the right kind of money!

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

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1994 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Great Truck By Leaston

Great truck, i have done lots of work on it and put alot of money into itt. reliable truck it just needed some tender loving care and thats what it got. could never ask for a better first truck than t... Read More

Great Over All Working Truck By junkyarddog135

Like the room in side the cab. The comfy seats and ride that it gives. Not like most trucks where it seems like your driving a lumber wagon. Great body style. Only thing I have a complaint with is the... Read More

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1995 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Great If You Can Get A Hold Of A 360 By Dan

performance even with 35" tires the 360ci is amazing with acceleration and it handles like a truck if you know anything about a dodge around 90's era you know the trans only last 150k out to inside i... Read More

It's Defently A Ram . By Jeromey

that it has a lot of after market stuff to put on . I use it some times for halling stuff in the back . I help friends also move with it sometimes . And sometimes i hall dirtbikes around to different ... Read More

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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

I Loved This Truck By duanecwhite

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 t... Read More

I Would Buy Another By LTCRTD

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... Read More

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Wife Named It Rambo, Plus Buying Tips For Almost Any Car/truck/suv By ichap003

Truck, I have had many a car in my time, since i started driving at 16. I have had Honda's Acura's, one in the same of course, Toyotas, BMW's, Subaru's and Ford truck. I can't really find much wrong ... Read More

Beast By Anarchy32

This vehicle was a great vehicle. It ran great and drove smooth. It was very nice looking and clean. It was really roomy and comfortable to drive. There was a lot of storage space. Overall just a grea... Read More

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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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