1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 User Reviews

1998 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:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 20 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"transmission" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews

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Scott writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Pulling trees out by the roots, the look on the guy's face in the new silverado after i lay the smack down on him.

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gas mileage

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One Badass Pickup — I love my truck! It has over 230K miles on it and runs great. Original motor and trans! Very dependable and rugged. Bed is very beat up from previous owner. This truck has a 360 C.I. engine (5.9L) and is a beast. It is equipped with MSD ignition, CAI and Flowmaster muffler (LOUD). Regularly tows 5k pound boat trailer and much more. Loves to eat gas! 12-13 MPG. This truck is very versatile being a pickup, but it also seats up to 6 people. Very fun truck and as a side-note it has been stolen and used in a robbery in the past.

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Dan writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr ST Standard Cab LB Review
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Its my truck and i dont want to sell it.

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It is only 2wd, it would be nice to have a 4wd for bad winters.

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Great Truck, Worth The Money. — It is a great truck, Yes it has a small v6 for a truck but it has plenty of power and gets good mpg. It has been very reliable. It did have the torque converter go bad 2 years ago but that was the only major problem it has had.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joe writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Great truck.

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gas mileage, but its a truck so i knew that going into it.

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Great First Car — Love it, gas mileage could be better, but with a V8 you cant expect much. with that being said, my ex had a camry 4cyl, and my truck was our road trip car. we fit all of our stuff plus our two small dogs (and dog car seats) in the back seat with plenty of room in the front for her to stretch out and relax while i drove. there are a few comon problems, plenum gasket, transmission (although i havent had any problems with it yet). drivers side seat springs break (not bad though just makes the seat like a bucket seat). definately a fun truck to drive. I upgraded the brakes when i got the big tires. I actually talked a friend into getting a 4X4 st, he then moved to alaska and said he was glad to have the truck.

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

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Blake writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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4

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it can go through ALOT

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it gets terrible gas mileage

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Huh? — it accelerates really well, very smooth gear shifts. It doesnt lack power and the four wheel drive works well the exterior is holding up well other than a little rust under the fender wells. it gets roughly twelve miles a gallon

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Danyale writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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haul anything

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scratched and has 250000 miles!!!

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Aight — the steering is ok not the best truck i ever drove. it tends to move back and forth in the lane and doesnt hold speed very well up small inclines

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Coronajeep writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Plenty of power for everything I always needed it for, the trails, Great for campin in or hauling things in, or just lookin good drivin around town! Has comfort & reliability I liked and enough room and fit for a taller guy like myself. Has plenty of cup holders, a bench seat I liked, cruise control and step bar too! Definitely holds it's value as well!

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Fuel mileage stinks, but, it's a truck, what can you expect, ya know, about it really

Coronajeep
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Great Lookin', Fun To Drive, Beefy & Great Lookin' Truck! — Great all around truck, want to get another one some day. Just need to make sure plugs are all changed & tune ups done and all so it won't run a little rough. You can do a lot of add ons too to these

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dbravo66 writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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3

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decent power, good interior space and cargo capacity

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harsh , noisy ride, dash board cracked at 4 years, so-so fuel economy

dbravo66
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Good Truck For Light To Medium Duty Work — bought this truck in 2004, had some issues in the first year like the heater core and the master cylinder both had to be replaced a few months apart. Since then there have been no major problems, truck is starting to show its age(154,000 mi) though

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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From a Ford guy I had to take my hat off to this truck because I loved it and the power and performance was outstanding but it comes at a high price with todays fuel costs. Over all, it got the job done and I loved it.

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The front end, bushing & ball joints just don't hold up even with the grease fittings. The body/sheet metal was week and took a real beating in a hail storm one year so that was a bit depressing but, it did not effect the great performance one bit. I'd buy one again if I had the need.

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Awesome Truck For The Price... — From a Ford guy I had to take my hat off to this truck because I loved it and the power and performance was outstanding but it comes at a high price with todays fuel costs. Over all, it got the job done and I loved it. The front end, bushing & ball joints just don't hold up even with the grease fittings. The body/sheet metal was week and took a real beating in a hail storm one year so that was a bit depressing but, it did not effect the great performance one bit. I'd buy one again if I had the need.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Josh writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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It's what I want in an off-road hunting rig.

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the transmission

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Great Project Truck — It's a good truck for having over 214k on it...I need to fix the transmission and the suspension on it yet...this truck went through hell before I got it. It was my dream truck and I plan on doing a lot to it.

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

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tntweber writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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It will get you places you want to go and out of places you didn't mean to be in..

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Love My Truck. — Over all I am very pleased with this ram 1500 4 x 4. With the bigger tires it seems to be a bit under powered, but with the change of gears it should perform better and increase mpg. Even though it has 200000 miles on it the motor still seems to be very strong.

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

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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Classic Dodge Ram Comfort, Power And Elegance By ccsddic

There is nothing to dislike about this truck. It has been faithful and problem free since day one. There is plenty of interior space and plenty of cargo space in the back. Fuel economy has improved... Read More

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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

The Best Truck On The Road By JohnJCinq

My third Ram in many years and I am loyal to the brand and will not buy any other. This particular truck has been very good to me and gets decent gas mileage and the ride is excellent. Tons of room in... Read More

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