1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Consumer Review: Speaking up too!
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Consumer Review

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

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Speaking up too!
By TDouty on

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

Review

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.

Best 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!

Worst Features

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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