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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Joey writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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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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Bipper writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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4

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Great tow vehicle, Excellent turning radius

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Huge door posts compared to other pickups make some big blind spots

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The Dawg — The V10 does ok ( for a gas motor ) towing for work and fun. The mileage isn't bad ( I was told ), 12 mpg while towing 11,000 lb trailer. The drivetrain was built for heavy towing, not a bad ride, empty or loaded.

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Bill writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB Review
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lots of torque, turns good and tight, easy on fuel. I want ten more.

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big bulky truck.

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Gotta Love The Diesel. Sounds Like A Rig In The Driveway. — the way this truck looks and sounds coming down the road is amazing. There is the Dodge Ram hood crack that turns into a hole, that turns into a CB mount. initially this truck was kind of slow, had gobs of torque though. with a few hundred dollars and some know how it runs like a champ. do your research before buying one of these particular trucks, or you will pay for it. After I modified this truck making around 500 horses I usually get around 18 mpg empty and 14 mpg with a load. I love driving this through the city, bump the throttle, it burps a lil smoke and people move out of the way, not to mention when the turbo spools I'm gone.

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

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Rangerpdt writes:
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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Charlene writes:
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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Charles writes:
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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I enjoy the Cummins diesel.  

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The dash has cracked badly and the headliner is coming down in the front.

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Still A Good Looking Truck. — It is the Sport model and looks really good. Rides best with a load in the bed or when towing a trailer. The ride is a little stiff empty but it is still a good riding truck. The 5 speed is a good transmission. It was made in November 1997 so it has the 12 valve Cummins and it has been no problem. The front and rear bumpers are heavy duty custom made. It is a fun truck to drive.

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

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David writes:
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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Justin writes:
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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Jonathan writes:
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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1994 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Great Outdoors Truck By sorrells11

My husband wouldn't trade this truck for anthing. He Loves this truck and seems everytime he does something dif with it, it impresses him even more. Its really loud and i dont much care to just drive ... Read More

465xxx Miles!!!! By Brennan

its got 465005 miles as i write this. still pulls hard. overall a great truck. 3rd tranny 2nd rear end 1st engine. my gas mileage went to hell when i started turning it up but it used to get arnd 20 m... Read More

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1995 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Stonie By dodgecramer

great truck bought it for cheap and fixed it up my self from the engine to all of the body work that has been done to it. added stacks one of the first ones in oklahoma to do it. thanks Read More

I Like It, Especially The Fuel Mpg. By foggydude

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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Nice Little Work Truck By BigPauto07

I really don't have any thing bad bout the truck just that it does drink fuel and with price of fuel being $4.00 a gallon were I live don't help my wallet any and I use this truck for a lot Read More

Diesels Are Awesome!!!! By Dayton

I Love the truck it is not anything fast but it will pull just about anythang you want to put behind it. THe handle sucks I am it is a 3/4 ton truck and breaking is really good I Love this body styl... Read More

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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Great Reliable Truck By reverend1735

This truck has lots of cargo space, and plenty of power to haul. Power EVERYTHING. low maintenance cost. back seat, and not the best on gas. You can feel every little bump on the road. Plenty of p... Read More

This Truck Is My Faforite Car Of All, I Have Over 25, Some Exotic, This Is My Friend... By ferrari93023

I modified the exhaust, 409 stainless anza to get more power but more important better cooling off the turbo, so i can pull a hill under boost(25+ lbs) and not melt the turbo. Near 435,000 miles i pu... Read More

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1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

It Does What I Need And Still Looks Good. I Would Buy Another Before I Bought Anything New/ By cjantczak

Great all around truck, does the job and its fun to drive. i put a thrush glasspack muffler on it and it sounds nice, mellow when accelerating like normal but aggressive when you mash on the gas. Haul... Read More

Good Truck With Power Steering Issues By Artscape68

My Dodge 2500 is the gas 2 WD long bed. It does the job for me hauling horse trailers and hay. Overall it's a good truck, but it has had a lot of issues with the Power Steering. It runs good over al... Read More

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