1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Consumer Review: 97 Ram 1500

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
97 Ram 1500
By M Wilcox on


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


This has been a fun vehicle to drive.
Had to get the transmission worked at
about 45,000 miles and the anti-lock
brake light came on when new (warranty
item). Brakes were good for over 80,000
miles. Other than that, only normal
maintenance. I expect it to keep on
ticking for a long time.

Best Features

Exterior design is good. With the addition of fiberglass running boards, shell and bug deflector it really looks sharp even as old as it is.

Worst Features

Wish I could get better than 17 mpg on the hiway and about 13 in town. I have heard a lot of complaints about the auto transmission. Better transmission reliability would be good.
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