Used 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Laramie SLT Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

2 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Ram Pickup 3500 model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Outstanding Truck
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By M Ellis
on

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab LB


Review

This has been by far the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. At 125K miles there have been zero mechanical failures. The Cummins diesel is a joy to drive, smooth and powerful with excellent fuel economy - 20+ mpg on highway, 15 mpg carrying a very large truck camper. It pulls large trailers like a breeze. The truck is mechanically still like new. The split bench seats with the fold- down console are extremely comfortable, it is far more pleasurable to drive on a long trip than our similar 2001 Ford F-250 with captain's chairs. The only problem I have had so far is cosmetic, the paint is beginning to pimple and crack from Dodge's poor primer system.


Best Features

Cummins engine - until you drive one, you won't believe the smoothness Split-bench seat - very comfortable Tow/Camper package - will pull/haul anything Outstanding fuel economy 5-spd tranny (NV4500)- slick as butter. Fully mechanical, no electronic engine controls. Ease of maintenance


Worst Features

-Paint system needs work, primer failure ruins the paint -Dodge should have put grease zerks on ball joints -Should have had option for aux fuel tank from factory


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Good Review
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By JSKLMCO
on

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab LB


Review

Very comfortable and spacious. Fun to drive and eas to handle. Rides very smooth, not hard or tight.


Best Features

Size of the cab and power of the V10.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411