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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 Four 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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  • Safety
  • 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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My first truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

First off, I want to say it is an ok truck. We bought with 167K miles on it and put bout 12K on it. But we have only owned it one year and already replaced fuel pump and a wheel cylinder. The dealership said it had one owner. We feel like that we have been ripped off! We cannot even trade it in since we can only get 2000 for it and still owe like 4000 on the loan. So now we are stuck with a truck that could break down any day!




My '97 dodge 4wd

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

We lived in MN and drove this truck there for 6 years. This truck did everything we needed it to do - even through the worst winters in Mn history. We recently bought a travel trailer that is just too much for the 1500, so must sell it. Using hindsight, I should have bought the 3/4T at the time and I would be OK. Many, many great outdoor experiences with this vehicle. Very dependable.




Would i buy again?

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Besides the gas mileage this 1/2 tons truck was always there for me and never left me stranded after 137000 miles. Its time to trade it in for a 1 ton cummins.



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Looks good, but...

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Love the look, the Sport package, and the dependability of the 4x4. However, not enough power w/5.2L, 5-Spd, & Towing Pkg when towing a pop-up. However, putting a Quad in the bed did not affect drive. Also, already need rear-main replaced, and sometimes the cruise will not stay steady on highway.



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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