1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 User Reviews

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 46 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: 4.5 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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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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It's big

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It's not fuel efficient

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I Like It — I love my truck, it's not perfect, but neither am i. it runs great, it's built GREAT, it looks pretty good, it costs a bit, and it's tons of fun to drive. I am a happy owner, and would recomend this car to most people

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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Fast, fun to drive

Cons

gas mileage

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My Ram 1500 — Mine is an X-DPS truck. It isn't the most economical truck but it is fast and fun to drive. People give you the right of way because it is a black and white. lol... I'll keep it for a few more years...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT Standard Cab LB Review
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Good gas mileage and it's a truck

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its 2wd would prefer a 4wd

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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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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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workhorse

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hard to get dirty

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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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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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POWER!

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mpg

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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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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr SS/T Standard Cab SB Review
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Look unreal, sounds great, V8,

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

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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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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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318, handling, maneuverability

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Reliability of the transmission

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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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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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V8 Power, 1,000 pound payload

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

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I Love My Pickup — I LOVE my pickup

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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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Power.  Capacity.

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Nothing besides mpg

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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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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB Review
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magnum,great heater,great truck desighn

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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
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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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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

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