Used 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Consumer Reviews

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283,000 miles - are you kidding me?!?!

Cagman10, 08/21/2009
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

When I bought this truck new, I never thought I would have it for so long. Hey, life happens and I still have the truck after 283,000 miles, a load of In 'N Out Burger droppings, and a hell of a lot of work. Tranny is a bit rough on cold winter mornings but I have no real complaints ... except, who would ever design a radio that is right under the cup holder? Hello?!?!? Ever hear of spilled coffee -- radio shorted out after four years. I will cry like when I was a kid watching Old Yeller when I have to put her down.

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Reliable!

Karen, 11/21/2005
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Our truck has towed heavy trailers, carried 3000+ lbs., has 200k miles on it. Just replace tie rod; no other major repairs. Great diesel engine, good handling, had lots of offers but we don't want to sell!

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Torque Monster

Torque Monster, 03/17/2008
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

I bought the truck new for the Cummins and it hasn't let me down. It is a pullin' haulin' machine. Get the 5-speed that's the best tranny. This truck could probably pull a building down.

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Poor Me

Steve Butler, 11/21/2010
4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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.

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King leaker

pmartin, 07/03/2002
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Definate problem with power steering leaks. Expensive to fix. I have had this truck 1 month and have spent a $1000 fixing it. It has been in the shop more that I have driven it. I hoping the repairs are done for awhile, only time will tell. It's a great looking truck and should preform outstandingly, I still have high hopes for improvement!

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