1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 User Reviews

1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review Ratings

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  • 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:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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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"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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Great and reliable diesel, probably the best out there.

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Electrical system has some odd quirks

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One Of The Best Trucks I've Owned — As of now I have over 230,000 miles on the truck and the engine is solid. Have some issues with the tranny right now but the 4 wheel drive with auto lockout hubs is awesome and reliable. This thing will pull a tank!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST 4WD 4dr Extended Cab SB Review
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She was a sexy beast

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8mpg's sucked with a 45 gallon tank. $$$

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Bad Ass!!!!! — This truck had a 8.0ltr V-10, dual Exhaust, 8" lift on 35" tires. This truck had more torque, and Horse power than a Dodge Ram diesel. This truck was a blast to drive, and handled great on and off road. Started every time, and never left me stranded.

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

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Has a lot of POWER

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Body is a little weak.

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Awesome Truck — This thing drives and pulls Awesome 17 mpg city and 23 mpg Hwy 425hp and 850ft lbs of torque. 35'' Nitto tires fit perfectly on this truck. may need a 4.5'' lift so when the axles articulate when you go through a deep hole in the ground the tires won't rub on the fenders at full lock.

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

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab SB Review
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can haul more than the Class 4 hitch is rated

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8 litre V-10 likes guzzling gas.  Get the cummins

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Get The 24 Valve Cummings Diesel For Better Milage. Seats Are Not Bucket — The 8.0 litre pulls great even up 7% grade with Saab engine and parts in bed. The slimited slip differential is a must for dirt roads to reach camp grounds. The seats are not the greatest for long trips. I bought the $0 deductable 7 yr 100K mile warenty and that paid off. Had to replace the Cats (2) the Fuel pump and steering gear the first 2 years of ownership. This truck is thirsty. After the fuel pump replacement went from 14 MPG city/hwy to 10 MPG city/hwy. Custom ordered this and watched the build &transport to local dealer. sticker rates for 13,600 pulling as configured. No it not a hemi but who cares about those cute little hemi V-8's

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

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4dr 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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Cummins makes one hell of a motor.

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Can be expensive if not properly maintained

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Make Sure You Have A Good Diesel Mechanic To Advise You. — Love the Cummins motor, Love the turning radias, Love the over-all look (especially wiht 35" tires), not much liking the interior (especially the hard seats), don't like the lift pump causing the injection pump to prematurealy wear out, dont like the front brake rotors are more a fit for a 1/2 ton truck. The performances is decent, I have added an aftermarket torque converter and other transmission components as well as a 5" exhaust. Would love to add some other performance products in the future.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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smoke/power

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needs a lil more work

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Cummins Diesel — i love to tromp on the throttle and see the black smoke roll and the tires start smokin. Its all Mopar stuff so its really expensive. This truck is really fun to drive and it sets up high too so your up above everyone! =]

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

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST 4WD 4dr Extended Cab LB Review
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POWER POWER POWER

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OLD OLD OLD

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The Tank — When the stupid thing runs, it RUNS! It is old, but performs great. Can tow anything. Gets 21 mpg. Goes great in the snow. Sounds pretty good. Its a lot of fun to drive. I am just sick of replacing everything in it.

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

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST 4WD 4dr Extended Cab SB Review
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power

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its bigness

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Awesome — fast,lots of preformance mods. good for off roading pulling and racing those jap runners its a beautiful truck gets great gas mileage for a truck its really fun to drive fun to smoke the tires with and it sounds sweet

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

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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1 ton pickup

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8-9 mpg

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Damien Dodge — strong truck for hauling or towing anything you could think of, purchased it after my 97 half ton was totaled, all ways wanted a 3/4 ton but this truck was built as a one ton, only bad part about the truck is i had to put a trans., fuel pump and all the freeze plugs in it.

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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT Standard Cab LB Review
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Great power, Ride Quality, and Duribility

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Gas milage, Paint job, and dash bored craking

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Dodge Ram 2500 Laramine 2dr Longbed — This is the truck design that turned everything around for dodge, and i love it. Now gas milage may hurt you here, since it has a V10, 488Magnum powerplant under the hood. The suspension in the truck leaves to a smooth ride. The storage netting and buckets behind the seat come in very handy. The storage in the middle seat also comes in handy. The dash bored will crack due to sun exposer, the paint will also bake in the sun heat. Overall i would rate this truck back in 1998 the best in class.

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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

A Good Truck By delvalhorse

just a touch big, the best handling long trips and hauling a trailer, good on the mud or snow, has plenty of space in the bed and can haul a big horse trailer like nothing is behind it, very pleased w... Read More

Best Ever By JenRee

Great vehicle - Dodge continues to nail it. Its very reliable and handles outstanding for a full sized pick up. I've had dealers ask if I'd be willing to trade it in on something else and the answer... Read More

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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

A Really Nice Truck Worth Having By Tony_66

When it comes down to what I like about this truck I have to brag about the power and drive train, it performs very good and handles well also. The looks of the truck I think is really sharp too. Howe... Read More

Heavy Hauler By Brady

pretty good truck, hauls any load you want, has good power, seems to be a good sturdy pickup, doesnt get as good of mileage as it should. interior is pretty nice, seems to be good quality, good all a... Read More

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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Perfect By jbar95

Overall a fantastic truck. With enough horsepower to pull down a house and get the mileage of a 1/2 ton truck. I do wish the back seats were bigger and the front seats were a little more comfortable... Read More

Amazing Truck, All Around Useful And Incredibly Fun To Play Around With By Ducati

after the exhaust was installed it gained an amazing sound on startup and running down the road. after the rebuild it gained a deeper note and some amazing performance. it has lost a little reliabilit... Read More

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Awesome Truck By hipshot1965

Loved the interior space and comfort, overall driving and handling, great fuel mileage for such a large truck, very low maintenance, extremely reliable(started in extremely cold weather easily) . Did... Read More

I Find My 1998 Ram 1500 2wd A Much Better Truck So Far. By kb7imb

I have driven this vehicle four times, once to get it registered, again to the dealer to get keys made to lock and unlock the doors remotely, again to have the instrument cluster replaced again to hav... Read More

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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Great Vehicle By rogercast

great power, great fuel milage, able to tow heavy, light or in between with ease. Easy to work on, simple set up and parts are not typically expensive. Overall very handy truck with superior power and... Read More

Great Family Truck By Cleister13

fantastic truck for the family have more room than we not what to do with and tons of extra space for cargo. Love the heated power seats and interior of the truck. Looks great on the outside also. Ver... Read More

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