1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Consumer Review: Poor Me
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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - Consumer Review

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Laramie SLT Extended Cab Pickup (5.9L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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Poor Me
By Steve Butler on

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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

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I made the big mistake of buying one of these lemons. I believe the rated towing is about 14,000 but don't think Dodge thought anyone would tow that much weight. Transmission went out at 25,000, replaced under warranty after 2 week wait which ruined my 2 week vacation. Dodge dealer never could get the brakes & alignment correct. It would never stop straight. Engine blew at 65,000. Out of warranty. Independent shop rebuilt it. Engine blew again at 75,000 & shop out-of-business. Now it sits in my garage with the engine setting in the back of the bed.

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I bought another Dodge but made sure it had a Cummins Diesel & Allison Transmission & a good warranty for mileage not years.
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