1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Consumer Reviews
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A Good Truck, A Glorious Engine
By andrew_kaber08 on 01/03/15 13:29 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab LB


Review

My 1996 Ram 2500 with the Cummins 5.9L i6 turbo diesel is a great truck. What I've found, though, is that the engine is far better than the truck. The truck has only left me stranded once in 210,000 miles due to a broken clutch. The interior is a good design, but the dashboard is falling apart, knobs stop working, and the A/C is just awful. The engine, on the other hand, is bulletproof. I have never had a problem with the engine; tons of power and torque, and is surprisingly quick for a 2500 truck! This truck will get you from point A to point B every time, but not always in the best comfort. If I had the option, I would most definitely buy this truck again.
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350 K and still going
By dodgeman1996 on 06/03/12 18:57 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 LT 2dr Regular Cab LB


Review

I have a 1996 ram 2500 2 wheel drive standard box. This truck was ordered with the old and reliable 318 8 cyl. gas engine. We use this in our business here in BC Canada. I haul a 20 foot flat bed trailer out of the mountains on Vancouver Island with up to 20 8 x 6 inch x 18 foot cants of red cedar. We just finished a 10,000 KM ( 6213 mile ) trip The engine used three liters of oil ( .79 gal ) of oil. Fuel economy was in the 20 mile per gallon range. I have never had a more reliable truck. We change the oil every 5000 KM ( 3000 ) and the transmission oil every 12 months. Regular maintance is all we have done and the truck just keep on going. Dodge builds a great product.
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful
96 12valve cummins
By Anonymous on 12/08/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB


Review

The truck has a lot or power it will pull anything very reliable sounds awesome. It gets ok fuel mileage
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would buy it again
By nadinemarie on 01/30/09 08:57 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST 2dr Extended Cab LB


Review

We used it as a work horse the first ten years, hauling furniture, sawdust, rocks and etc., but putting very few miles on it as used car for out of town trips. Then with only 20,000 miles and a dozen years old decided to put a camper on it's back. Performs beautifully with a 8.5 camper fully loaded. Makes hills with little effort, as much as diesels do, if we do not lose RPM behind a truck. Never had it in the repair garage until this year, other than normal maintenance. This year have to have A/C fan fixed. Averaging 12-14 mpg with camper.
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V-10 Satisfaction
By Jason Halverson on 03/13/06 04:24 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB


Review

I'm very pleased with this truck. It does everything I ask and more. I would buy another one "No Problem". Not the best on gas though.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Awesome Diesel
By TomG on 01/27/06 23:50 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Review

Bought this truck new in 96 and have been extremely happy with it. The only real problems I've had have been related to rust after spending 6 long winters in Upstate NY where they use lots of salt. I have quite a bit of rust under the doors and had a fuel line and brake line rust through--not a good feeling having a 7,000 lb vehicle going down the road and finding I had no brakes. Fortunately, the high compression diesel slows you down quite a bit, and having a manual transmission helped too. I bought the truck for towing, but haven't done much (never got my boat), but when I have towed its as if there is nothing behind me--gobs of torque!
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"RAM TOUGH"
By William Blewitt on 08/22/05 10:54 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST 2dr Extended Cab LB


Review

This is the best pickup I have ever had. It still looks good. It has never missed a beat in all these years. It gets about 17 mpg solo and about 9-10 mpg towing my light weight trailer. Don't tow anymore, but it is rated to haul a 13,500 trailer. It has heavy duty trailer towing pkg from the factory and "D" rated tires. Presently equipped with a 5th wheel hitch and has a factory installed class three hitch as well.
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Dodge RAM, 4X4, Diesel, Extended Cab
By Jacob Skokan on 03/06/05 18:57 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


Review

My 1996 Dodge RAM diesel pickup was an excellent choice for a full size, 4X4 vehicle. In 9 years (180,000 miles), I replaced a power steering pump (1 time), front brake pads (3 times), an alternator (1 time), a rear seal on the transfer case (1 time), a headlight housing (1 time), and 12 volt batteries twice (it takes two). It is a rugged truck that has required very few repairs over the years. Besides that, I have never paid for an oil change or lube job since I bought the truck in March of 1996. It came with a "Yellow Card" which includes oil changes plus labor (but not the cost of the oil filter).
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My old relyable
By jerrialt on 08/14/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Good towing plenty of power looks good strong constitu.tion
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Great Truck!
By Judi on 02/20/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 LT 2dr Regular Cab LB


Review

This has been a fabulous vehicle. You may hear me coming a mile away, but that seems to keep pokies out of my path! Heavy, strong, and durable. I intend to keep this one for many years to come. My only problem is wearing out the brakes -- she's so heavy, it takes a lot of brake to slow her down.
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