1997 Dodge Ram 1500 User Reviews

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Extended Cab — I love my Dodge Ram! It has an amazing engine sound and you can feel that 4.2L V8 Magnum power! It isn't too expensive to insure but gas mileage is low obviously. Although it gets great mileage for a full size pickup! It is very fun to drive and I find myself driving around aimlessly in it for hours, it rides like a dream!

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

    Pros: Extended cab, suspension, horsepower, roomy interior, bucket seats, V8 engine

    Cons: gas mileage, poor turning axis

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr WS Standard Cab SBReview
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    Wont Let You Down — Was the best vehical iv ever owned, it never let me down, and i put 30,000 miles on it in one summer. Despite the gas milage, I should have never sold it. If anyone looks for a truck in the future look for a dodge.

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

    Pros: Reliable

    Cons: gas guzzler

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 — Was the first truck that I drove with my licence. Had the 318 in it with 148,000 miles on it when I sold it. 33in. tires with dual exhaust. Had some good times with it and every once in awhile wish I had it back.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Was a good Dodge product lik they all are

    Cons: didnt have a a cummins in it

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LBReview
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    1500 Ram Club Cab Long Bed 4x4 — Good over all truck, it has a new frontend under it. Winter tires, the 4wheel drive works great. I have taken it off road a couple times, the only problem is the truck is over 7000 pounds. and is way to long to fit in a standard garage. It can tow around 5500 pounds more then i need for anything.

    Pros: Tow just about anything, Goes about anywhere.

    Cons: Long bed and club cab make it a tight fit in alot of places.

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT Standard Cab LBReview
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    My First Truck, Been Through So Much... Still Mpar Strong — Slow but shifts smoothly and handles awesome. The 8ft bed with the regular cab looks like an average truck which is how is handles good... also because its 2wd, its low which gives it a low center of gravity... 2wd 8 ft bed 5 speed is just fun!

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

    Pros: looks, and drives like no other truck from '97

    Cons: avood if high mileage

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    I Didn't Buy It For Economy - I Bought It Because I Love Having A Big Truck That Feels Like It. — My Ram RAWKS!!! Never had a vehicle that fits me better... with the exception of the Jeep. It's the closest to new vehicle I've ever bought (only 2 years old when I snagged it from an online dealer) and I've had it 10 years now. I intend to drive it til the wheels fall off, then glue 'em back on and drive it some more.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Lots of room for tall & big people, design still looks fresh, runs like a champ.

    Cons: Horrendous gas mileage (maybe 12 mpg city, 19 highway)

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    Good Truck — the best truck ever made with all my own personal touch to make it me when buying a truck you should always buy a dodge because overall its the most durable best running and can do whatever you need it to do

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good running

    Cons: uses a lot of gas

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SBReview
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    Great Truck — I bought this truck about 5 years ago with 182,000 miles on it for $6000.00. I thought at the time it was a deal even with the high mileage. I now have 230,000 miles on it and it still a reliable truck. Only things I have had to replace on it are water pump, cat. converter, and power steering hose. Air is still cold and I use the truck daily. Highly recommend this truck to anyone!

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

    Pros: reliable

    Cons: age

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    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SBReview
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    My Truck — I'm a dodge woman and wouldn't have it any other way, I do wish it was a 4x4 though.....then I wouldn't get stuck in the mud lol. Other than Dodge's transmissions aren't the greatest mine hasn't gone yet with 73,000 miles on it (knock on wood)

    Pros: It's a TRUCK!

    Cons: It's rear whell drive

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    Its My All Time Favorite Truck — very smooth ride coupled with good performance (for a truck) make it the best generation of the dodge ram in my opinion. premium leather interior and sound system make it a good riding truck and the small-block Magnum V8 make it a good work-horse. invest a grand or two into it and you've got a very formidable engine set-up. but it is a truck so don't expect it to go easy on the gas.

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

    Pros: good performance with great ride

    Cons: Gas

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    2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

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    2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

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    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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