1997 Dodge Ram 1500 User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 40 of 46 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 reviews.

    1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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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 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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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 2 Dr LT Standard Cab LB Review
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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 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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 2 Dr SS/T Standard Cab SB Review
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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 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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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 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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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 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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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 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB Review
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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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    2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

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    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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