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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.9 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 245 hp @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

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  • Pros

    Large standard V-8, optional V-10 engine, outstanding towing ability, great styling, user-friendly cab

  • Cons

    ABS is not standard

  • What's New for 1998

    Available as a sedan! 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)


200,000 miles and still going

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

Have owned this truck for 8 years now and never had any trouble with it. Sure things wear out, that I've had to replace, but only due to age. My only complaint is the gas mileage. The truck is sport edition, extended cab, short bed.




Ram tuff

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

This '98 turbo diesel 2500 4x4 automatic is my second Dodge. I owned a '97 4x4 with a 5.2l (318) 1/2 ton 5 speed stick that I absolutely loved, but it couldn't handle a Lance camper and a boat. The '98 really handles the camper and boat very well; I blew by my father in law's Ford v-10 while he was pulling his a 26' light travel trailer; of course we were coming over Carson spur from the Nevada side. It's steep.




Ram

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

An excellent truck for work of pleasure. could get better fuel mileage, but is accepatalbe for a truck of this type. Dealership was very helpful and service has been outstanding.




Optional o/d when works

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

Tough truck overall but 5 speed manual transmission has serious design defect on models with diesel engine. Fifth gear retaining nut tends to loosen rendering overdrive inoperable. When everything works will pull my 9000 pounds travel trailer with ease. Engine noise is rather loud in comparison with other makes.



Full 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review

What's New for 1998

Available as a sedan! 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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