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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 LT LB 4WDReview
Justin writes:
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I Like It — I love my truck, it's not perfect, but neither am i. it runs great, it's built GREAT, it looks pretty good, it costs a bit, and it's tons of fun to drive. I am a happy owner, and would recomend this car to most people

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's big

Cons: It's not fuel efficient

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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie SLT Club Cab RWDReview
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My Ram 1500 — Mine is an X-DPS truck. It isn't the most economical truck but it is fast and fun to drive. People give you the right of way because it is a black and white. lol... I'll keep it for a few more years...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast, fun to drive

Cons: gas mileage

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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 LT LB RWDReview
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1997 Dodge 1500 318mag 5.2l 2dr 2wd — performance wise its alright for a truck the acceleration is alright wish it was faster, braking is amazing, handling is good except on sharp corners. Build Quality it has needed repairs-replaced the radiator, water pump, and head gaskets, interior is brown and light brown wish it was a different color exterior is brown and silver/light grey, it has aluminum wheels, i have added performance plugs and a k&n cold air intake makes the gas mileage better gets around 18 mpg, and if you add lucas oil fuel additive runs smoothly and adding lucas oil stabilzer to your oil runs nicely.

Pros: Good gas mileage and it's a truck

Cons: its 2wd would prefer a 4wd

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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie SLT Club Cab 4WDReview
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Strong Beautiful Truck — It fits me well, strong and beautiful just like me. The truck is very efficent in towing, and driving in the snow, it has been very cost efficent about maintiance, both the interior and exterior are in superb condition, this truck is very fun to drive in the high mountains.

Pros: workhorse

Cons: hard to get dirty

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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie SLT Club Cab 4WDReview
Jacob writes:
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Dram — loved it miss it..... Build of the Dodge was great... from how tough the truck was built it pretty much saved my life in a pretty bad accident.. One complaint is the gas mileage. It got pretty bad with 13mpg with gas rising.. It was a fun truck to own. I was proud to own it.

Pros: POWER!

Cons: mpg

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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 SS/T RWDReview
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1997dodge Ram 1500 Ss/t — Great car thats a real head turner, has a 5.9 litter V8, about 300 horsepower. suckes up gass like a little kid in the summer 13 city 18 highway. Got to love the stock Red with t silver stripes. the truck is prety much stock. except the air cleaner and the exaust. HUGE cab my friends who have extend cabs say that my cab is only a little bit smaller than theirs. i love driving this truck the horsepower isnt crazy but enough to have some fun.

Pros: Look unreal, sounds great, V8,

Cons: seat can get uncomfertable after a while, sticks out to cops,

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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie SLT LB 4WDReview
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First Love — Beautiful truck, could take pretty much everything you would throw at it, suspension was great, however there were some mechanical issues. The O2 sensor failed and the transmission had some issues. Otherwise it was great.

Pros: 318, handling, maneuverability

Cons: Reliability of the transmission

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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie SLT Club Cab RWDReview
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I Love My Pickup — I LOVE my pickup

Pros: V8 Power, 1,000 pound payload

Cons: It's a pickup made for towing not racing, but that really isn't that bad of a thing.

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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie SLT 4WDReview
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Pwerful 5.9l V8. Reliable. — Nice large truck capable of anything. The large 360 cu.in. V8 needs nothing except maybe a straw to dringk thorugh. Otherwise it gulps gas.

Pros: Power.  Capacity.

Cons: Nothing besides mpg

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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie SLT Club Cab LB RWDReview
coolhandluke writes:
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Excellent — love the semi look. been waiting to get one since they came out. always have been a mopar guy. 360 kicks butt have a 87 dakota aswell. great work trucks.i haul a lot of metal and does the job and doesnt strain on heavy loads. handles really well and a good turning radius. i think that the cup holder is cheasy and the corners of the windhield should have been narrower. but overall i love it.one more thing the knobs on the heater control should be made more durable. went to the salvage yatd to get two and not less than 5 minuts later a lady came in and needed the same ones aswell. coincadince?

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,400

Pros: magnum,great heater,great truck desighn

Cons: getting knocked out by airbag deployment.lol never had a air bag so hopefully it will not go off if i hit a hard bump

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2009 Dodge RAM 1500 Reviews

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2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Reviews

Review By Guru9C14PV

Not enough details or write up on the vehicle. No exact response to questions being asked. This vehicle so be around the $4000/$5000 range for the shape it’s in. Read More

Review By Gene

I think the truck is a very good model and its well worth the price Read More

2007 Dodge RAM 1500 Reviews

Review By scott

I bought the same thing except it is not a 4 door. Not much into 4 door automatic transmission trucks. Read More

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Good value yes I myself would like to buy it Read More

2006 Dodge RAM 1500 Reviews

Review By GuruMVJJL

Over priced because of miles and age of the truck Read More

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I live that year body style. 2002 threw 2008 are my favorite years of the dodfe rams Read More

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