1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Consumer Review: 211,660 and still going

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
211,660 and still going
By Hector on


1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Bought it with 100,000. First Dodge truck I ever had. Wow! I will always stick with Dodge from now on! What a dependable truck. Same engine & transmission, no rust or clear coat peel, I wax it a lot. Replaced, brake line, pads and rotors, battery, oil and filters. Just regular maintance. Daily driver. The carpet is worn and stained from Michigan winters and mud from off road. I pull a boat in the summer (17 feet) and my boy's lawn service equemptment. I change the fluid and filter one year and flush it the next. Also, use the +4 transmission fluid. It's more pricy than most but it is recomended by Dodge. Has not failed me yet!

Best Features

I love the wide cab and the smooth ride even with B.F. Goodrich MT's on. Plenty of power with the 5.9 for what I use it for.

Worst Features

I would like the bed light to turn on with out having to turn on the interior light also.
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