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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 11/Hwy 15/Comb 13 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V8, 5.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 1208 Ratings for the 1998 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

best vehicle that i have ever owned.

By on Thursday, April 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "the best of all worlds, on and off road. very fun"

Cons: "transmisson problems."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this truck 8 years ago for $10,000. it had 95,000 miles on it. it is kind of rare as they only made full size dodge vans and trucks for 30 days. they were banned by the gov. for not meeting the mpg. ratings as set out by the gov. it is also a sport model, with the tow package. it has a factory shell. the 360 z-code motor produces a lot more hp. than rated. it is in very nice shape. I keep up on the maintenance. it does everything that I ask of it, and it has never let me down. it can tow over 12,000 lbs. and haul well over a ton. it will run from 0-40 mph. in 4-sec. and run the quarter mile in 15.5 sec. at 95 mph. I had it dynode. it produced 330 hp. at 5,250 rpm. and 350 ft. lbs at 3,200 rpm. only mods are specter air intake, and a g-force performance chip. the build is a lot better and stronger than ford and gm. trucks of that year. I get nice trucked to death everywhere I go to the point of it being annoying. got lucky I guess. I have owned them all, and this is the best...."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

IT STILL STANDS TALL AMONG THE LATEST MODELS.

By on Friday, April 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 76,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "BETTER PRICE AND VALUE THAN TODAYS"

Cons: "REAR END HAS BUILT IN HUM"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"WHEN I LOOK AT TODAYS PRICES AND COMPARE WITH QUOTED VALUE OF THIS VEHICLE I FIND YOUR VALUE ON THIS VEHICLE SERIOUSLY LOW. THE TRUE VALUE IN THIS CONDITION IS MORE IN THE6000 TO 7000 RANGE. BUT IT REALLY DOSEN'T MATTER IT HAS A HOME WITH ME OR MY SON WHEN I AM GONE"

Hardest working engine for the money.

By on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 267,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Power, Reliability, simplicity."

Cons: "Look for worn steering components."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

This is as good as it gets!

"For a long time a was a ford only guy, One day i stumbled upon a Green Dodge ram 2500 with the famed "CUMMINS" engine. Let me tell you, it was the best choice i ever made throwing down the cash to buy this truck! Reliability, power, simplicity. Cant be beat. They will go forever if you maintain them, literally. Driving dynamics take a bit of getting used to, Sloppy steering is something to look out for. Also as far as interior goes, its typical 90's Dodge, but my Sport model is well equipped, But the drivers seat degrades fast and usually tears. These little issues couldn't deter me from buying the hardest working engine for the money, wrapped in a beautiful tough RAM 2500 Body. Do yourself a favor, And get one."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

This is as good as it gets!

Diesel 2wd good truck for chores

By on Saturday, January 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Diesel great load puller, Sport opt comfortable"

Cons: "Interior quality suffers, noisy (it's a diesel)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I was delighted to find Dodge made the 2500 with the Cummins diesel in a sport package. It was the right trim level including leather, heated seats, cruise, electric seats... Mine was 11 years old when I bought it with low mileage (~133k). It had been a part-time work horse for an amateur racer pulling his car trailer. Being a 6-speed it is a little more involved to drive. The torque allows starts in 2nd or even 3rd gear. If I'm heading down a decline I use 3rd when there is no load. The truck gets great fuel mileage. However, don't expect more than 17 around town. Highway numbers climb to 22 and above. My only modification so far is a free flowing exhaust (4") with lower restriction muffler. It isn't too loud and does help the fuel economy/torque. The truck weighs about 7,500 lbs so fuel mileage is great considering it weighs a lot more than the highest mileage gas trucks. But, don't try to have a conversation with passengers if the windows are down or if you are standing outside while it is running. This is the loudest diesel I have owned so far (excludes exhaust noise). The interior quality lacks a bit. The dash pads are very well known to crack then break away. The plastic gets real brittle. Fortunately there are replacement units available now that will not break again. Dodge never fessed up to their deficiency which is real disappointing. Honestly, it was a huge factor when I bought a new car as this is my hobby/sport vehicle hauling the toys. I would not buy a new Chrysler product considering this and some other brand issues of late. I say this candidly as I have been this brand's fan since I first started driving in 1975. Back to this truck, it has been good overall. I had quite an issue with the A/C and the front wheel bearing had to be replaced. These are not trivial matters as I thought they would be. Also, the rear axle seal went. Being an older used vehicle I cannot attribute this to the brand necessarily. As you would expect, it pulls heavy loads with ease. I once pulled a full-size pickup with a rope and thought the rope snapped because I could not feel the weight pulling back. I was pulling it along at an idle with complete ease. Pulling a loaded car trailer is nearly effortless. You do feel it but very manageable and in control."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Love the truck, super reliable and drive anywhere!

By on Tuesday, December 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 198,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "the dual rear limits your parking/drive-thru's"

Cons: "rust in fenders,doors,some rocker"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The truck has rust in the front fenders and lower doors. the bed and flares are rust free and dent free. The tailgate is nice. It has a painter ARE cap and bed liner from day 1. bad rear bumper (rusty) very good tires and runs /drives beautifully. back door don't open, no cracks in dash, seats are nice, driverside alittle worn. interior is clean. tinted glass looks very nice. power widows, overhead console, etc all work as it should. Gets 20.5 miles to the gallon!!! Don't need this much truck anymore, well worth putting new fenders and doors on and repainting the fenders and doors and rockers."

12 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Good for another 100,000

By on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 308,091

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Good shape, reliable, consistant performance,"

Cons: "few dents,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Vehicle has been taken care of; mostly highway miles. MPG averaged around 18. Maintenance was regularly done include Mobil Delvac Diesel oil at 7,000 miles for oil change."

20 people out of 33 found this review helpful

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