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
"expressway" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Missy writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

It's a TRUCK!

Cons

It's rear whell drive

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My Truck — I'm a dodge woman and wouldn't have it any other way, I do wish it was a 4x4 though.....then I wouldn't get stuck in the mud lol. Other than Dodge's transmissions aren't the greatest mine hasn't gone yet with 73,000 miles on it (knock on wood)

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

Pros

good performance with great ride

Cons

Gas

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Its My All Time Favorite Truck — very smooth ride coupled with good performance (for a truck) make it the best generation of the dodge ram in my opinion. premium leather interior and sound system make it a good riding truck and the small-block Magnum V8 make it a good work-horse. invest a grand or two into it and you've got a very formidable engine set-up. but it is a truck so don't expect it to go easy on the gas.

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

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

Pros

It's big

Cons

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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Johnny1112 writes:
1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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,

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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