1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review | Edmunds.com

1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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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  • Safety
  • 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.

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Gas Mileage

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



5.9l cummins 24 valve

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

I own a 1998 with the 24 valve Cummins diesel. I love the truck fun to drive and all. I have had the truck for about a year plus and I have a $1500 from the Dodge shop for my tranny problems. Won't shift into overdrive. The Cummins is a strong truck and has decent mpg, about 16.5 unchipped. The truck is slow without a load. I have just had problems with this truck since I had it so I'm going with a Ford 250 or 350 for room, speed, and looks. Also better gas mileage. The trannys in Dodge trucks need to be made better for the Cummins or any Dodge that's made.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Best truck!

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

We owned a 1998 Dodge 2500 12 valve diesel and it has proved to be the best truck we've ever had (and we've had many. The truck now has 184k and runs better then ever, we've barely done any work just your general maintenance and its gotten us everwhere we needed to be. We always go camping, hunting, wheeling, this baby hauls my other truck like nothing! The fuel mileage barely dips even when I'm towing 15,000lbs. One time at work a Cement truck came in and turned off its engine in the parking lot, he couldnt get it started so I had to pull start him. Don't get me wrong, it took all that baby had but it says alot that it was able to pull start a full cement truck!




Ram 2500 is good!

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

Overall a good truck. Haven't had much wrong with it, just tie rod and wheel bearing, and throttle positioning sensor. However, I had an extended warranty which saved me.




Lots of pull

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

I've pulled campers, boats, hauled wood, and pulled out stumps. Very impressed when I loaded the back, with camper top, completely w/ books and put on the camper, also loaded, and the back end only dipped a couple of inches and had no problem pulling from Orlando to Dallas.




Dodge truck

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

These are great trucks



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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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