1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 User Reviews

1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 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: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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Rangerpdt writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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4

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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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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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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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Bipper writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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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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imbuffness writes:
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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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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5

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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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Bill writes:
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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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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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Joey writes:
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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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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

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

Absolutely Love It!!! By Chandra

I love everything about this truck. Most people dream of having sports cars when they grow up but ever since I was a little girl I always wanted a big 4WD Diesel....The Dodge part came later. By far ... Read More

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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

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

Nice By Matt

This is my dream truck. Lots of power to tow anything you hook to it. Still gets 20+ mpg on the hwy. Tons of interior room. But I wouldn't trade it for any other brand. Fully deleted, Smarty ... 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

Pre Diesel Emission Treasure By Durand

I was amazingly fortunate when I got this truck well under 100k miles and for less than $30k. It is a 2007 body, but the guts of this baby, especially the engine, are 2006 and pre diesel emission sta... Read More

Love This Truck ,would Buy A Mega Cab Again By tilly2812

This is a great riding truck for it's size. you can fold down half of the back seat and have room for luggage or a pet or groceries. The fuel economy on the highway isn't bad mine gets anywhere from 1... Read More

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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Reliable Work Horse Or Just A Big Powerful Daily Commuter. Safe As Well. By mopar483

I personally like this truck very much. Can't really find any cons. Really enjoy the powerful Cummins, the features, the looks and an unexpected 22-24 miles per gallon on the highway. About 19 in town... Read More

Comfortable And Reliable By Amber

Acceleration was decent for its size and age. It handled very well on the road for long distance and short distance. About 28 mpg on long distance drive even with traffic. Not very bad blind spots and... Read More

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