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1998 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 230 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Distinctive sheetmetal, user-friendly cab, standard V-8

  • Cons

    Underpowered base V-6, ABS is not standard

  • What's New for 1998

    The Ram Quad Cab, as in four doors, becomes the first pickup on the market with two rear access doors. And for convenience, the front seatbelts are now integrated into the front seats, making for obstruction-free rear access. All Ram Pickups get a totally redesigned interior, standard passenger-side airbag with cutoff switch, and all airbags are "depowered" for safety.

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Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Not as many problems as

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab LB

My dad bought this truck in 2001 and we haven't had to replace anything but the water pump, and we had to fix the AC. Other than that, the truck has run great. The clear coat on the paint is chipping off but what do you expect it's been a while. Fuel economy is better than our newer 2005 Ram. It hauls a full load of roofing waste material almost every weekend easily. The truck is great.




Buy at your own risk!

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab LB

I had this truck for about 3-4 years now. I like it, but It keeps breaking down from something; first, an electrical problem, then the transmission, then the water pump, finally, another electrical problem; Whatever you do, do not buy one if you do not want to spend a lot of money on it so it could break down on you




318 2x4

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab LB

Got it to pull my 4200# travel trailer. The 95 Chevy with 350 would only do 50 mph up some of hills. The 318 has no problems keeping me at 65. Lots of room in front cab and all controls easy to reach, back area could be bigger. The 318 is great, plenty of power, mileage is what I expect out of a truck, better than the Chevy 350 and I got more power. I do my own maintenance (including anual trans filter and oil) and never been left standing on the side of the road.




Solid used truck

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab LB

Plenty of power and solid drive. Avg gas mileage for truck. Felt more solid than the other major two trucks. Guys truck to drive. Not dainty.




Dont buy one

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab LB

Ihave dumped about 3000 in tranny alone,not to mention the rear end that sounds like i have giant tires on back (constant roar). Overall this truck looks great, however it is little more than a big fancy turd. Iwill never buy another dodge again.




Dodge for life

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab LB

I personaly love this vehichle, it's not only a blast to drive, but i turns everyone's head while im driving down the street. I recomend this vehichle to every truck lover in the world. I have 130,000 miles on my truck, and it is running stronger than ever!!



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What's New for 1998

The Ram Quad Cab, as in four doors, becomes the first pickup on the market with two rear access doors. And for convenience, the front seatbelts are now integrated into the front seats, making for obstruction-free rear access. All Ram Pickups get a totally redesigned interior, standard passenger-side airbag with cutoff switch, and all airbags are "depowered" for safety.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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