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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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  • Pros

    Distinctive sheetmetal, user-friendly cab.

  • Cons

    No third door option, ABS is not standard, no passenger airbag

  • What's New for 1997

    No major changes to this popular truck for 1997. Refinements include available leather seating and woodgrain trim on SLT models, optional remote keyless entry, and standard deep-tinted quarter glass on Club Cab models. Also available is a combination CD/cassette stereo. Items from the 1996 Indy 500 Special Edition are available in a new Sport Package upgrade. Fresh interior and exterior colors sum up the changes this year.

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Customer Reviews

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Best i have owned

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB

Owned every make, owned every model, I treat my truck like a work horse and it delivers every time. Most reliable thing on the farm...You won't go wrong with this rig...got 310,000 miles on it and just came back from a 1200 mile trip pulling a trailer...never missed a beat. After owning this rig, I can't even remember what a Ford or Chevy looks like.



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Love my truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB

This is the best truck I've ever owned. I had no problems at all until 279,000 miles. I would recommend a Dodge to anyone that needs dependability. I carry an average of 2500lbs in the bed at all times. The down side is I get 13 miles per gallon if I'm empty or pulling a trailer with 10000lbs.




Awesome

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB

All I have to say is, Wow. I bought this truck from the original owner, 65 yr old male. Drove the truck like a baby, took awesome care of it, all synthetic liquids throughut the truck. It has 235,000 miles on it and runs like you wouldn't believe. Original everything. Tranny, engine/fuel pump, everything. He kept regular maintence and kept her running beautifully.




Solid truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB

I bought this truck new in '97. very reliable. Only high dollar items that went bad were a pinion bearing and a fuel pump. This truck had a lot of life left in it, until some old lady ran a stop sign and totaled it! I will be buying another Dodge for sure!




Lemon

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB

I bought the truck from an old man who had all the service records. The truck had 67,700 miles on it. In the last year I only put 3,700 miles on it and every time I drive it I end up having to go to the mechanic. Last time the power steering pump shaft broke, this time it's the transmission. It's the biggest money pit.




No good

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB

I bought this truck with 65k miles on it and it now has 90k after 4 years. I have had it in the shop at least twice a year since I bought it, mostly for big items (tranny, fuel injectors, etc). I like the look of the truck but it's the biggest money pit I've ever owned! This truck may just be a lemon, but I would suggest doing my research before buying one. I've heard similar tales from other Dodge Ram owners.



Full 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review

What's New for 1997

No major changes to this popular truck for 1997. Refinements include available leather seating and woodgrain trim on SLT models, optional remote keyless entry, and standard deep-tinted quarter glass on Club Cab models. Also available is a combination CD/cassette stereo. Items from the 1996 Indy 500 Special Edition are available in a new Sport Package upgrade. Fresh interior and exterior colors sum up the changes this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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