1997 Dodge Ram 1500 User Reviews

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 46 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 reviews.

    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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    50

    Best Truck Ive Ever Had — I love the fact it can go anywhere and through anything and still be a great everyday driver the comfort and ride of this truck is great along side with the saftry and dependability. This truck will not fail you

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great truck little maintenance and really reliable

    Cons: Just the mpg. But that's expected with trucks

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB Review
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    I Love It Cause It Mine — it gets me to were i need to go only sometimes i dont know what else to say cause it is crappy sometimes......... so if this was a car to recommend big mistake not as good as you would think

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

    Pros: it runs ok looks good kinda

    Cons: it has rust tailgate falls off and the gears dont wanna shift

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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    Great, Kind Of Expensive To Have Though. — Well i like how it looks but i don't like how much i have to work on the engine so much and how much it cost to fill it. love how it drives with the 4x4 it can climb in speed and make the girls go crazy for you. overall its a great truck to drive if you have the right kind of money!

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

    Pros: The pros are it looks good, drives good.

    Cons: The gas mpg is awful...

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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    1,225

    Great First Truck — It's old and has a lot of miles, but it got me across country to drop my kids off with family in Arizona from Savannah so it can't be all bad. they just don't make trucks like they used to

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

    Pros: been good to me

    Cons: wasn't very well taken care of by previous owners

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab LB Review
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    It's A Truck — Well I like that I only paid about 500 bucks for it. I borrowed it from my Father-in-law for a few months before I bought it. while borrowing I put about 800 bucks worth of repairs so in reality I got it for about $1300. It's a good all around truck for hauling things and getting work done around the house.

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

    Pros: It's a truck. Every one needs a truck for something

    Cons: gas guzzler only about 14 to 16 MPG

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Wife Likes It — Well the truck is my wifes truck and she loves it, but she also doesnt look at how the power is for it and all the mechanical stuff about it like i do. Its alright for a gaser and a 13" lift and 38" tires so its good.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Love this body style

    Cons: Not enough power

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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    Trucks Gotta Love Em — pretty good engine plenty of power lots of fun and works rather well as a daily driver just not perfectly guzzles gas and as it's old it costs a bit to maintain parts are pretty inexpensive and it's pretty easy to work on

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: powerfull

    Cons: gas milage

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 — great truck for someone on a budget rides great. There are maintanence issues but it is a 16 year old work truck. Gas guzzler but good power out of it. Ton of fun off road mine has personally pulled out many jeeps and a hummer from some off road spots.

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

    Pros: off road and towing capability

    Cons: gas mileage

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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    Everyone Needs A 4x4 In The Fleet — Winter in Michigan without a 4x4 would be foolish, this truck is always ready to go when its called upon, was sluggish until the catalytic converter was changed, ball joints are always an issue with the Dodge trucks but chalk that up to maintenance and move on

    Pros: 4 wheel drive when you need it

    Cons: just a good ole truck

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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    Bad Ass Truck — Performance is good on the truck. Braking is good, so far the handling is good as well and acceleration is good for a stock motor. Appearance is beautiful inside andout. Hasn't had any major repairs. It costs the same or less than any other full size truck. This truck is a blast to drive.

    Pros: Reliable and best truck I've owned so far. No problems if you treat it right and maintance it.

    Cons: Nothing really. It has a 360 so its not that good on gas

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