1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Consumer Review: Poor Me

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab - Consumer Review

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Poor Me
By Steve Butler on


1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


I made the big mistake of buying one of these lemons. I believe the rated towing is about 14,000 but don't think Dodge thought anyone would tow that much weight. Transmission went out at 25,000, replaced under warranty after 2 week wait which ruined my 2 week vacation. Dodge dealer never could get the brakes & alignment correct. It would never stop straight. Engine blew at 65,000. Out of warranty. Independent shop rebuilt it. Engine blew again at 75,000 & shop out-of-business. Now it sits in my garage with the engine setting in the back of the bed.

Best Features

The ones I added.

Worst Features

I bought another Dodge but made sure it had a Cummins Diesel & Allison Transmission & a good warranty for mileage not years.
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