Used 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Pricing

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1996 Highlights

The Ram Pickup gets some mild mechanical changes, including electronically governed automatic transmissions and a torque increase for the optional 5.9L turbodiesel V8 to 440 lb-ft. CD controls are added to cassette audio systems and cast alloy wheels are standard with SLT and Sport trims. New color offerings are Light Kiwi Pearl and Spruce Pearl.

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Features & Specs

Laramie SLT 2dr Regular Cab SBWS 2dr Regular Cab LBLT 2dr Regular Cab LB
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower220 hp @ 4400 rpm170 hp @ 4400 rpm170 hp @ 4400 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
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    DriverNot Rated
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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
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  • Roof Strength Test
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  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
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  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

Won't buy anything but a Dodge again
Have owned a 1996 Dodge Ram 4x4 since it came off the mfr floor. It's sort of like the energizer bunny. 179,000 miles and counting. And I run it hard, haul stuff, get it stuck and pull people out with my winch. I won't sell it because I am emotionally attached.
'96 Ram 4x4
I bought this truck 7 months ago and it has been all around a good truck. The power is ample and the 4 wheel drive works great. The ride isn't overly good and neither is the gas mileage, about 400 km for a tank (98L). Automatic transmission sucks. It is poorly designed, shifts very sloppily, and kicks in and out of OD when it feels like it. Reverse is starting to go on it as well. The interior is simple and easy to to read and use the controls, but is very cheap looking although my dash hasn't cracked yet. Cups fall out of cup holders and are in an inconvenient location (blocks radio controls). As far as I can see the styling and engine are about the only thing this truck has going for it.
What would Lee Iacoca say?
Returned it the day after purchase because the security system was installed improperly. Two weeks later it went back in because the transmission failed. A week after that it went back because the vehicle would lunge when cold - supposedly because of modification made by Chrylser to the program on the engine's chip. Anti- lock brakes locked up when stopping. 1,000 miles out of warranty, third gear "disappeared". Chrylser's engineer said the valve was designed to wear out at about that point (I have his testimony on tape) and said it would happen again.
Used 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Overview

Pre-owned Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 models are available with a 5.2 L-liter gas engine or a 3.9 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 220 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

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