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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 6
Engine: 6-Cyl, Turbo Diesel Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 1153 Ratings for the 1994 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

quality and comfort quirks, best workhorse

By on Thursday, December 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 270,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great work horse, tows great, easy to work on."

Cons: "appearance and comfort issues common."

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

"We bought our truck used. We went into it knowing that with this truck we would probably (and do) have paint, dash, comfort issues. In the end we decided on Dodge diesel anyway due to the historic work horse, cost to work on nature of the truck. Great truck, it tows fantastic, gets great mileage when towing, and is generally mechanicly sound. When we have worked on it the parts are very reasonable in comparison to friends Diesels by other manufacturers. (And so far- a lot easier to work on!) Typical problems with dash and paint, but we were aware those could be an issue, so it wasn't a surprise. Overall- much happier with our dodge even though it has less comfort and appearance factors than other manufacturers. We probably won't get rid of this truck. Have owned it for five years and are very happy with it. (We replaced the dash one year ago and it needs new paint, but it runs strong as ever.)"

Best Truck I've Ever Owned

By on Friday, December 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,400

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: "Everything you need in a vehicle"

Cons: "Cons? haha good one. There aren't any."

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

"Everything about this vehicle is reliable. I have never once had any major issues that required expensive repair. As a matter of fact, I've never had any repairs at all. I wish I had one for everyday of the week. I really do love this truck."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

One tough truck.

By on Saturday, November 22, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: horrible gas mileage

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Big,powerful and dependable"

Cons: "13 mpg city,17 hwy"

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

"I bought this truck in 99' when gas was .97 cents per gallon. I could fill the tank for about 25 dollars. It had the 360 Hemi and would pull all day until the cows came home. A beautiful blue color, high ride, chrome rims and that definitive front end. The interior was huge with allot of head room. Fit 6 people in a pinch but worked best with 2 in front and 2 kids behind. 4x4 that never got stuck, could haul everything and would trailer a 27 foot offshore boat. The truck sat you up high so you looked down on 90% of other vehicles. Rode pretty good for a 2500 series. The engine sounded sweet but I had to let it go. By the time I sold it, gas was over 3 dollars per gallon and it cost 100 bucks a pop to fill it. With 13/17 mileage it was a no brainier. I could not pay to operate it."

11 people out of 19 found this review helpful

I drove this vehicle for 6 years. Never brokedown

By on Friday, November 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Drives very nicely, good power great airconditonin"

Cons: "gas milage not like I would like"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This bright red truck has been a very good vehicle. It has amazing power and drives very well. Like any other full size truck the turning radius is a little to be desired."

9 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Bought New. Loved it since I got it.

By on Sunday, September 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks great, rides great."

Cons: "Gas mileage"

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

"Reluctantly bought it new in 2000. Loved it after that. Ran great. Looked great. My issue was gas mileage. Remember in early 2000's, gas was "less expensive" So it hurts a lot more now to fill it up. 18 gal. tank at $4.00/gal. Drove like a car. Have replaced tires, alternator, and fuel pump. Also changed some front suspension parts, but overall this baby was a good vehicle. Very dependable."

27 people out of 46 found this review helpful

Nice tr. 2nd owner. Well mantained. Nice camper.

By on Friday, September 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 169,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Good tr for someone. No problems. Everything OK."

Cons: "Could have better milage, but they're trucks."

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

"I'm 76 & live in a mostly retired park. (Escapees RV Club). Bought Dodge tr almost 4 yrs ago. Ladies husband died. She made me buy it with her price because I had helped her so much. Only put new battery in it & had it serviced. Put new radiator in it about a yr ago. I only put about 4000 miles on it. When I saw the black Eddie Bauer Ford Expedition, I had to have it, so I bought it immediately. The Dodge tr is nice,looks & runs good, but I don't need it anymore & it's costing me insurance. Plates will be due soon. I've always had good luck with it.What should I ask for it? Thanks."

10 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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