1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 User Reviews

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

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powerfull

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gas milage

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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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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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5

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Reliable and best truck I've owned so far. No problems if you treat it right and maintance it.

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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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off road and towing capability

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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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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:
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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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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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John writes:
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It's a truck. Every one needs a truck for something

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gas guzzler only about 14 to 16 MPG

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It's A Truck — Well I like that I only paid about 500 bucks for it. I borrowed it from my Father-in-law for a few months before I bought it. while borrowing I put about 800 bucks worth of repairs so in reality I got it for about $1300. It's a good all around truck for hauling things and getting work done around the house.

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

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