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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 User Reviews

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 45 reviews

  • 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 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" 24 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"transmission" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews

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Displaying 31 - 40 of 45 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 reviews.

John writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT Standard Cab LB Review
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4

Pros

Good gas mileage and it's a truck

Cons

its 2wd would prefer a 4wd

25

1997 Dodge 1500 318mag 5.2l 2dr 2wd — performance wise its alright for a truck the acceleration is alright wish it was faster, braking is amazing, handling is good except on sharp corners. Build Quality it has needed repairs-replaced the radiator, water pump, and head gaskets, interior is brown and light brown wish it was a different color exterior is brown and silver/light grey, it has aluminum wheels, i have added performance plugs and a k&n cold air intake makes the gas mileage better gets around 18 mpg, and if you add lucas oil fuel additive runs smoothly and adding lucas oil stabilzer to your oil runs nicely.

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

Pros

workhorse

Cons

hard to get dirty

25

Strong Beautiful Truck — It fits me well, strong and beautiful just like me. The truck is very efficent in towing, and driving in the snow, it has been very cost efficent about maintiance, both the interior and exterior are in superb condition, this truck is very fun to drive in the high mountains.

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

Pros

POWER!

Cons

mpg

35

Dram — loved it miss it..... Build of the Dodge was great... from how tough the truck was built it pretty much saved my life in a pretty bad accident.. One complaint is the gas mileage. It got pretty bad with 13mpg with gas rising.. It was a fun truck to own. I was proud to own it.

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Jake writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr SS/T Standard Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

Look unreal, sounds great, V8,

Cons

seat can get uncomfertable after a while, sticks out to cops,

35

1997dodge Ram 1500 Ss/t — Great car thats a real head turner, has a 5.9 litter V8, about 300 horsepower. suckes up gass like a little kid in the summer 13 city 18 highway. Got to love the stock Red with t silver stripes. the truck is prety much stock. except the air cleaner and the exaust. HUGE cab my friends who have extend cabs say that my cab is only a little bit smaller than theirs. i love driving this truck the horsepower isnt crazy but enough to have some fun.

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Patrick661 writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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5

Pros

318, handling, maneuverability

Cons

Reliability of the transmission

35

First Love — Beautiful truck, could take pretty much everything you would throw at it, suspension was great, however there were some mechanical issues. The O2 sensor failed and the transmission had some issues. Otherwise it was great.

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Grant writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

V8 Power, 1,000 pound payload

Cons

It's a pickup made for towing not racing, but that really isn't that bad of a thing.

35

I Love My Pickup — I LOVE my pickup

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

Pros

Power.  Capacity.

Cons

Nothing besides mpg

35

Pwerful 5.9l V8. Reliable. — Nice large truck capable of anything. The large 360 cu.in. V8 needs nothing except maybe a straw to dringk thorugh. Otherwise it gulps gas.

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

Pros

magnum,great heater,great truck desighn

Cons

getting knocked out by airbag deployment.lol never had a air bag so hopefully it will not go off if i hit a hard bump

coolhandluke
25

Excellent — love the semi look. been waiting to get one since they came out. always have been a mopar guy. 360 kicks butt have a 87 dakota aswell. great work trucks.i haul a lot of metal and does the job and doesnt strain on heavy loads. handles really well and a good turning radius. i think that the cup holder is cheasy and the corners of the windhield should have been narrower. but overall i love it.one more thing the knobs on the heater control should be made more durable. went to the salvage yatd to get two and not less than 5 minuts later a lady came in and needed the same ones aswell. coincadince?

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,400

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tekstrand24 writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

Great truck

Cons

none

tekstrand24
25

Great And Reliable Truck — I have had this thing since 1997. Has 111,647 and still running strong... Great Truck all around

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entertainer writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB Review
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entertainer
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This Truck Is Reliable To A Certain Extent — This truck is good in all types of weather, the milage is high 166,000 but with the exception of an engine sputter I would recommend this truck to anyone

Owner for 4 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:30,000

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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Great Vehicle, Wish It Had Better Gas Mileage By tonyaquinto

This truck has everything i wanted in a truck. The only catch is the amont of gas i use. I drive 75 miles a day and am getting 12.4 miles to the gallon. other than that, the truck is great. Read More

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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Ram 1500 By kevjus07

I have liked the look of the Rams and after checking out Ford and Chevy (was previously a Chevy guy) went for my 09 1500 4WD. Just love the power (but not gas mileage) and looks of the truck but Ra... Read More

I Love This Truck For It's Spacious Interior And Performance. By 75sausage

I bought this truck as a replacement for our previous minivan with a double duty as a boat hauler. The truck is awesome to drive and in the Laramie trim has all of the modern gadgets making it favorit... Read More

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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Single Cab By mhamblin

I enjoyed having the 5.7 Hemi when I needed to tow something. I also liked the SLT package becuase of the larger wheels and tires. The only downside was the single cab, as this is not ideal for a fami... Read More

It's A Truck. Capital T, Period At The End. By cynr1023

It's been fun to own, gets me around and allows me to move my motorcycle when I need to. There's nothing special about it other than the fact that Dodge has the most features on their base model truc... Read More

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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

V8 Monster W A Classy Look By HotdawgIII

I love the v8 power! I had it lifted and feel at a good height in traffic. The front seats are comfortable and excellent on long trips. Im not too keen on the gas milage or the dash cracks that tend... 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

Great Vehicle! By Country860

This truck has plenty of power and plenty of room. I have towed pretty big boats with it and never had a problem. The 4x4 is a must have for snow and mud. I like the power sliding back glass. The 6 fo... Read More

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