Used 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1997 Dodge Ram-pickup-1500 - Consumer Reviews

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Average Consumer Rating

15 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Ram Pickup 1500 model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Best I Have Owned
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By webby1960
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Favorite Features

power, reliability and looks the old girl still gets.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Love My Truck
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Joe
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Favorite Features

The comfort, dependability


Suggested Improvements

None


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Awesome
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Charles
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Everything.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage stinks, but oh well. Worth it to me. Wish the suspension was a little higher.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Solid truck
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Mark
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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!


Favorite Features

Perfomance, looks, durability. can add a lot of "go fast" goodies too!


Suggested Improvements

Who in there right mind would put a cup holder up that high! Products often dumped while normal cornering.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Lemon
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By LeeLee
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Powerful for towing. Nice colors, exterior design is nice.


Suggested Improvements

Make it so I can drive it without it breaking down.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411