by D. I. Waring on Apr 24, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram Wagon
Dodge Vans have always had very powerful, very dependable engines; so the passing power in my 360 equipped version while impressive (6000 Lb van) is not surprising; handles very well too! What is surprising is the interior arrangements and use of space. someone finally got it right. ususally I had to choose between large center console convenience (Ford) or ample foot space/ leg room (all others). Now Dodge has them both! and i just love the table top that flips out with an extension between drivier and passenger; plus cup holders that will easily hold a super gulp or 1 liter bottle, wow!! the outward visibility is excellent through very large windows, yet deep tinting allows for privacy.
by Marine 1 on Jun 11, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram Wagon
This was my second Dodge family Van.
The first was a 1980 model, 250 3/4
ton, we had it for 10 years. Never let
us down, exceptional utility, good gas
mileage, prone to body rust. 1996 SLT
(Luxury) 2500 model 3/4 ton, has firm
good handling suspension,(1500 1/2 too
soft-wallows) 5.2L Magnum V8 AWESOME!
4 speed Torqueflite transmission, 3.55
ratio HD rear axle. 50,000 mile
average fuel economy 15.6 Roomy, good
looking vehicle, easy driver, great
visibility, no mechanical/electrical
problems, simple service, No rust.
Many 24hr. trips Mass. to Fla.
by duckboy on Apr 15, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram Wagon
I admit it. I own a big blue van. The
big, 15-pass airport shuttle bus van.
I bought it because I race motorcycles
all over the country and I don't like
towing a trailer. I can fit two bikes,
all of my gear, my significant other,
and still have room to crawl in the
back seat and take a nap. Very noisy,
interior trim is very cheesy, and I've
broken a lot of plastic pieces.
However, the drivetrain seems bullet
proof. I almost ran it out of oil once
and I just refilled it with no
consequences. Has a lot of highway
power, but oviously slow off the line,
seeing how it's nearly 6,000 lb. dry.
New this year are wider cargo doors, upgraded stereo systems, and an improved ignition switch with anti-theft protection. Front quarter vent windows disappear for 1997, and underhood service points feature colored identification.