1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Consumer Review: 2nd Time Around

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
2nd Time Around
By Allen Grosser on


1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


I reviewed this about a year ago. It is
still going strong, however, I have had
about 3 instances of the Check Engine
Light come on over the past year. It
was all minor stuff. One of them
involved a vacuum seal that was also
causing the Cruise Control to not work.
I also need to replace the carpets
because of mold. Not Dodge's fault of
course, but I wish I had gotten those
rubber molded floors instead of carpet.
Why do they put carpet in a truck
anyway? What a waste. Anyway, I am
still very impressed with this Dodge
and the only thing that drives me crazy
is that now I want one of the newer

Best Features

Power, room, looks.

Worst Features

The paint has faded pretty bad on the hood and roof, something that has not happened at all on my wife's 9 year old Toyota. They should get better paint.
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