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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1996

    The Ram Pickup gets some mild mechanical changes, including electronically governed automatic transmissions and a torque increase for the optional 5.9L turbodiesel V8 to 440 lb-ft. CD controls are added to cassette audio systems and cast alloy wheels are standard with SLT and Sport trims. New color offerings are Light Kiwi Pearl and Spruce Pearl.

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'96 ram 4x4

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

I bought this truck 7 months ago and it has been all around a good truck. The power is ample and the 4 wheel drive works great. The ride isn't overly good and neither is the gas mileage, about 400 km for a tank (98L). Automatic transmission sucks. It is poorly designed, shifts very sloppily, and kicks in and out of OD when it feels like it. Reverse is starting to go on it as well. The interior is simple and easy to to read and use the controls, but is very cheap looking although my dash hasn't cracked yet. Cups fall out of cup holders and are in an inconvenient location (blocks radio controls). As far as I can see the styling and engine are about the only thing this truck has going for it.




Good truck overall

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

I bought this truck because I wanted a vehicle that could do almost everything, and be a solid vehicle to start out with. I got that and more. I just wish that it didnt cost as much as a BMW to maintain. To date I have replaced the head gaskets, one transmission, and am on the third transfer case at 100,000 miles. I have the truck on 33" tires, and It is known to be the slowest truck of all my friends (318 v8). I dont beat on it, or take it further than it should go. But if you dont mind those few things, my truck will do everything and way more.



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What's New for 1996

The Ram Pickup gets some mild mechanical changes, including electronically governed automatic transmissions and a torque increase for the optional 5.9L turbodiesel V8 to 440 lb-ft. CD controls are added to cassette audio systems and cast alloy wheels are standard with SLT and Sport trims. New color offerings are Light Kiwi Pearl and Spruce Pearl.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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