1997 Dodge Ram 1500 User Reviews

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SBReview
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    Ram — its a beast! its been in my family since '97 and has never let us down. its amazing in the winter and off-roading. the fuel economy could use a lot of improvement but thats the only problem with it. the braking is perfect!

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

    Pros: the power

    Cons: fuel economy

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LBReview
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    The Tank — I like it has character. Such as, the dents, rust, and straches. Dislike how much I have to pay of gas and repairs. I feel the body is not the way it used to be at all. It needs a lot of work. I feel with the proper care and handling the truck could get a lot more years. The truck has 180,000 miles and thats awesome. I put it through a lot of abuse over the years.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: The power that helps me pass people.

    Cons: Its very very old.

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab LBReview
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    Good — this truck is not a bad runing truck. The motor is very stronge. It has a 5.2 318 motor. I paid 1,800 for it. The preson that I bought it from never drove it and he didn't take care of it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: it take a lot obuse but the truck is great.

    Cons: I wish it had a 360 motor in it

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    Stellar Performer. The Best Vehicle Ive Ever Owned, Hands Down! — My Ram has taken me all over this great country, to both coasts and everywhere in between. It has a been a rock solid and dependable machine with impressive ergonomics and performance. The truck is now showing 190,000 on the odometer with a near-perfect record as regards reliability. It has never left me stranded. It still looks decent and runs strong. With proper maintenance I see no reason that this truck couldn't go another 100,000 miles or more. It is fun to drive and with great styling I would have no problems recommend owning one of these great trucks to anyone.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Rugged, reliable, comfortable, well handling, power on tap when needed.

    Cons: If you dont need a truck and value smaller, super high fuel economy cars...don't buy this vehicle

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    It Do Work — Its old but its strong and goes through the mud. Awesome low end power and is rated to tow 10k. It aint for tree huggers at 9 mpg though. It gets me from a to b and keeps the pony out of the weather.

    Pros: Hunt, mud, rest the mustang

    Cons: none

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    Great If You Can Afford V8's Haha — Long lasting rides almost like new.. blew the engine once, but it wasnt the engines fault i had a mechanic work on it, and he messed it all up. I love the truck, it's very comfortable! I just wish V8's didnt cost so much in gas!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: power, comfort, reliability

    Cons: gas sucker

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    I Love My Truck, This One Is An Investment. — This monster may be big, but she hugs the road like no other. I have never been able to lock up the tires even on a rear ABS system. This Ram has 160000 miles and it still runs like new. There have only been a few minor repairs needed but overall this truck is a member of the family. There is nothing I dont like about my Dodge Ram.

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

    Pros: This truck is the beast for long distance and towing

    Cons: The truck only gets about 18 highway on a good day

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab LBReview
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    My Dodge — Performance - Slower acceleration, not very quick brakes, good handling Build Quality - Rattles a bit, has a mystery oil leak Appearance - Scratches on outside from driving in the woods, worn interior Cost of Ownership - 12 MPG, high maintenance on gas Fun Factor - Fun because it's tough and you can beat it up a little without worrying

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

    Pros: Strength, Reliability

    Cons: Age, General performance

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    Dodges Rock — Performance is excelent braking, handling, acceleration, quality is great, interior and exterior are very nice, cost on gas mileage dependends on what motor you have and how you drive her maintance is very easy going, fun factor is off the charts.

    Pros: The 318 motor

    Cons: It is only 2-wheel drive

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    "big Green" — Overall, i give it a 4/5 because it has served me well over the years and is still doing her job. It's got a v-6, when the body is designed for a 318 or 360 so the performance isn't all too great. Back in High school, i installed a magnaflow dual exhaust and i get told it sounds better than my roommates v8 360. The building quality of the engine is phenomenal! I have 241,000 miles on the ORIGINAL engine, and i still drive to and from college twice a month, roughly a 300 mile trip. The transmission is far from the greatest, i still have problems with it, but luckily no new problems, yet. The ball joints, the dash, and the roofing paint can be redesigned by dodge definitely. The Paint job, aside from the roof, is still in perfect shape, i still get compliments about it. Overall, i like it because it has outlasted any vehicle my father has ever owned, and it will probably outlast any vehicle i'll ever own.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Engine Durability

    Cons: Transmission, Dashboard, Ball Joints, Roof Paint.

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    2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

    It's A Great Truck To Have And I Love It. By BlueEyedDodge

    I've had this truck for years and it still runs great and I've had no trouble with it. General maintenance is easy and if you take care of whatever you're driving it will last a long time. Still looks... Read More

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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

    Great Everyday Truck By jfrees

    I loved my Ram because it had a lot of capabilities. I had the ability to haul a lot or tow, but I drove around in style when I was simply commuting and not taking advantage of its ability as a truck.... Read More

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