1996 Dodge Ram 1500 User Reviews

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    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SB Review
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    65

    I Loved This Truck — 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 traded it in for a family car. If I could find that truck again, I think I would still buy it back, probably in any condition. Lots of memories, and a great truck overall!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great looks, reliable (except that darned transmission!), fun to own

    Cons: Gas mileage sucks, went through 4 transmissions

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    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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    45

    I Would Buy Another — 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 to be a Ram thing

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

    Pros: solid and dependable

    Cons: Steering sucks

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    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST Extended Cab LB Review
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    85

    Good First Vehicle — Its a great truck, it would be 100% perfect if it was 4wd, but that will soon be changing. I have alot of ideas for this truck. I want to keep it til it cant run no more. I want to be able to show my kids in the future that hard work def does pay off.

    Pros: Its a dodge

    Cons: Its 2wd, but plan on changing that.

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    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Review
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    Pleased — I like having a truck and being higher off the ground, although she's old I still love my truck and it would be very hard for me to sell her, but I would like to have some better gas mileage . . . . . .

    Pros: It's a great truck and it's some what stylish and it's gotten me through my teenage years

    Cons: Bad gas milegage, repairs have been very expensive and very common, about every other month it's in the shop

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    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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    Good Overall — I need answer to why it is hard going into 4x4 mode. I like the looks annd how it drives on Hywh. It sits hight and level so no problem seeing around you. The gas milage is very poor and can cost 100.00 per wk just going 150 miles. This is not a truck for a kid in school.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Truck has 235, 000 ans run like  new

    Cons: Trans hard to get into 4H or 4L

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    It Dies Out On Me — wish my doge would dodge the repair shop its a good solid truck but when something does go wrong with it good luck finding the right anwers the first time when trying to do a home repair without a college education

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: pulls anything i need can haul 2x is gross wt for a truck it is good on gas

    Cons: wish i could fix it

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    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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    55

    Awesome — the truck was mint condition with a 4x4 gear box replaced with a heavy duty gear box, the truck had a 12 inch lift, magnaflow dual exhaust with 6 inch chrome tips, and the turck sound like a beastly hot rod, i loved driving it and i would do again and again

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

    Pros: the truck never gave up, everything was great on it

    Cons: back seats are too small for a tall guy like me

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    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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    Buy Nothing But Dodge — I use this truck for headin up north (Wisconsin). I pull my camper and pontoon no problem to any lake. Its a 1/2 ton, but I put diferent springs in the back to carry the load, and a 5.9 (360) to pull the load

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

    Pros: Mopar

    Cons: nothing

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    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr WS Standard Cab LB Review
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    Great Big Truck — 1996 Dodge Ram Long bed Pick up, 5 sp manual. This is a Magnum v8 with large radiator and towing package with hitch.Great work truck. It has large console can be used an in-truck desk. Great on the road, feels like a boat on glass water. It can be hard to park in the city and tight turns can be a hand full, but face it, this is a big ole work truck and it mean to be in the dirt on a construction site, out on dirt roads, or back a big bass boat into the lake. This not a truck for a soccer mom or driving back and fourth to school. Like a good race horse, it needs to be run and worked. It can take it.

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

    Pros: Great big truck, that says it all. Long bed, crew cab, bed liner, console, lots of power.

    Cons: It takes a lot of fuel to run, but with the power it is worth if you have a boat or trailer to pull

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    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB Review
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    Dodge Lovin — i love this truck taken it trough everything i wish i had my 5.9 instead of the 5.2 and i want a new exhaust and someday super charge it. chopped right now cops dont like it. rainy days suck in this truck i get alot of wheel spin and she needs new paint.

    Pros: monster horsepower

    Cons: gas milage

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    2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

    Not Your Fathers Pickup! By Vjblanchard

    I absolutely love driving this truck, she takes off like a scared cat, rumbles like a race car, rides smooth as my Tahoe, and turns heads everywhere she goes! There is not another one like this anywhe... Read More

    A Good Truck By Jeepmaniac

    It was a good truck and now has about 120K miles on it. I would consider another truck just like it if I could find one to fit the budget. Four wheel drive is a must when you live in a rural area. Read More

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

    Very Satisfied By robsgma2014

    Love our truck. Love the space. Smooth ride. All wheel drive. Love the candy apple red color. All extras are great. Can sit my tall daughter's in the rear and they are very comfortable. Love the ... Read More

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