1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Consumer Review: Dodge Ram Sport

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Consumer Review

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Laramie SLT Regular Cab Pickup (5.2L V8 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Dodge Ram Sport
By RamFan on


1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Regular Cab SB


Was in the shop twice for tranny
problems. The first time was the day
after I bought it - O-ring installed
improperly. The second time a spool
valve needed replaced (made tranny
noisy in reverse). Also, the FM section
of the Infinity stereo comes and goes.

Actually, no major problems. I plan on
keeping it for many years.

Best Features

Looks and handling. Drives like a car, although ride is much harsher - which is to be expected. Also the 360 V8 gives over 18 mpg on the highway at freeway speeds (and above). If you're 6' or over, the truck has plenty of room, so you don't have to spend extra for an extended cab.

Worst Features

More low-end torque for the 360 engine. Accelerates great above 35 mph, but below that it's a dog. Truck has 3.55:1 posi differential. 3.90:1 would be better for around town.
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