1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 5.2L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Speaking up too!

1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Consumer Review

1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

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Laramie SLT Extended Cab Pickup (5.2L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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By TDouty on


1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


I, too, was quite surprised to read all the negative reviews of this truck. I have owned this vehicle for over 4 years now and haven't had any major problems that weren't covered by the standard warranty. I understand the problem that was reported with the steering column. I had to have it replaced shortly after buying the vehicle because the shift lever was acting flakey and sometimes wouldn't come out of park. The brake rotors could be heftier; I've had problems with them warping and the most I tow is a 2000 lb popup camper. It's a simple job to take them off and take them to be touched up at the local garage. Overall, it's been a great truck.

Favorite Features

Styling. This truck has been known to turn a few heads when it's shined up! The front seat is very comfortable. Speaking from a guy with a bad lower back, the support is wonderful!

Suggested Improvements

It has a loud fan roar unless the weather is warm, which is annoying. Larger brake rotors would be nice. The side mirrors are large and create a blind spot. The stock stereo had poor sound quality; I replaced it. I'd like to see a power control for the rear sliding window.
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