1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Consumer Review: Great Truck

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Consumer Review

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Laramie SLT Extended Cab Pickup (5.2L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


I ordered this truck when my company
did away with our vehicles in 1995. I
got about every option available. I've
driven it every day 2.5 years with very
few problems. I've driven in all kinds
of weather. I often get out in fields
in poor conditions to check on gas
transmission lines. It has always got
me in and out. I do service engine
regularly between 3,000 & 3,500 miles.
Change transmission oil and filters
about every 25,000 miles. I'd rather
pay now rather than later and probably
service my truck better than most.

Best Features

Good visibility, short turning radius, comfortable on long trips, good performance with 3:90 axle ratio. Pulls heavy load very well. Fun to drive and looks good.

Worst Features

Only get about 14 to 15 miles per gallon on the highway with synthetic oil, but I do have the 3:90 axle ratio. Needs more payload capacity in 1500 model.
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