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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Extended Cab - Consumer Reviews

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I'd sure buy another one!
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By Bernie Kressner
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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This wonderful truck, with 148,000 miles, 5.2 L, and 5-speed manual has been utterly reliable. It gets decent mileage (16-17 city; 20-21 highway) with the 3.55 differential. Acceleration is a bit slow, but I can cruise all day at 65 mph with only 2,000 RPM on the engine. Engine is so smooth, you can't even tell when its running. This is a "Mobil 1" truck: engine, transmission, and differential all have had Mobil 1 synthetic oils since after the break-in period. I expect to get easily 250,000 miles and 20 years of service.


Best Features

1) NP 1445, 5-speed manual transmission; 2) Rear bench seat is unexpectedly comfortable; 3) Styling and design: "big truck" look.


Worst Features

1) Make sure all new RAM trucks can be made available with the option of a manual transmission; 2) Furnish the fuel-saving 3.55 differential with the locking feature for better acceleration from a stop in slippery winter conditions.


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I like it
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By w. Deuel
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Have never owned a Dodge pickup until I bought this one. Have only had it 5 months but use it in traveling sales job. My experience with this one, which is excellent, will probably cause me to consider a new one or upgrading a few years.


Best Features

Love the 360 gives me lots of power, good highway speed and passing. Avg 17 miles per gallon which is better than the chevy I had.


Worst Features

Radio in mine is auto type and is hard to adjust volume. Would not want another of the same type radio. Need to put the Ram back on the hood.


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Good solid truck and awsome looks
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By yoppmyster
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I have almost 140,000 miles on my dodge and have had no problems with the transmission. Did replace the water pump at about 110,000. Has lots of room and plentiful power. Ipull a 27 foot 5th wheel travel trailer with a 10 foot seadoo behind it and it still hauls it fairly well. Had some problems with one headlight having condesation in it. The columns creaate a horrible blind spot. Wish they could do something about that.


Best Features

Sound system, comfortable interior, an awsome looking truck with chrome wheels and the red with gray bottom, plenty of power


Worst Features

The columns and better gas mileage


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96 Ram 1500 SLT SB
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By lastdodge
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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The 96 Dodge is confortable to ride in. It would have been a good truck, except in 48,000 miles I have had two transmission put in. Gas milage is poor. Power is adequate.


Best Features

Cab size is excellent.


Worst Features

The truck needs a better transmission.


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the 96 @ newer dodge's are junk
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By dodgeman
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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The tramisson went out about 4 mo ago and have had troube with it.


Worst Features

Put the old tramisson back in the trucks.this overdrive tramisson is junk.


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