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1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Club 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

1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 1213 Ratings for the 1995 - 1997 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
    8.6/10

perfect mechanical

By on Sunday, May 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Dodge ram 2500 diesel speaks for itself"

Cons: "none really. just getting old"

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

"Truck is perfect, and strong mechanically. 4 wheel drive is great, although not used very often. Inside is ok needs dash replaced outside needs paint/ sun damage. no rust new front bumper and shroud bed liner and cap not used for heavy "work" only towed a 27 ft. camper a few times. Otherwise, just used for carrying "yard" plants etc. Tow package (factory) rated 10.000 lbs. just don't need it anymore."

Work Truck Survivor

By on Sunday, May 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 245,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Old School BUILT TO LAST."

Cons: "HVAC system."

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

"Old School! Cast Iron Block & Cylinder heads that LAST! These will survive neglect and keep GOING. Rear main oil seal leaks and valve covers and oil pan gaskets as with all seals will dry and lose pliability and leak. Otherwise, change the seals keep the engine serviced and clean and it will keep you on the road."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Love this Truck!

By on Saturday, May 07, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 172,500

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Haul anything and all the family too."

Cons: "Parking, not easy to use with car seats."

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

"Have owned this truck for about 10 years now and it has been very good to us. We have had some repair work over the years with the overhaul of the fuel system being the biggest but overall it is awesome."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Cummins 12V excellent shape Typical body rust

By on Thursday, May 05, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 231,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price excellent to drive mechanically good"

Cons: "has typical body rust for year"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"New brakes all around in last 6,000 miles,pads, rotors, drums, brake lines. Fuel sending unit in tank, and fuel lines within 12,000 miles. Ball joints, drive shaft u joints at 196,000 miles, trans tailstock support, trans filter and fluid within latest 5,000miles; new muffler and tailpipe within last 6,000 miles. Runs very good starts good dependable. Michelin tires with over50% Also has 8 ft box with Fiberglass cap."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

I love my truck

By on Thursday, May 05, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

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: "Fun and reliable. Rides great. Power is great!"

Cons: "can't get some interior replacement parts"

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

"I bought my truck brand new in 1998 - ordered it equipped and styled for my preferences. This truck has EVERYTHING. It is bright blue - and I just love this truck. It's been great for towing my boat, I have camped in it, gone to the snow in it, taken it off road in the desert. Every year I think, wow - maybe it's time to get a new Ram 1500 4x4 --- but to me, there is just no reason! I am going to drive this thing until it wants to give up. The paint job has stayed great - I keep it waxed. Its only now starting to show a little fade on the 'plastic' grill that was painted to match the truck, and in a couple of places the clear coat has a chip in it. Other than that - she's perfect. I love this truck and I would buy another one in a heart beat -- but not until this truck says she's done! Buy one - you won't be disappointed. If the owner took care of it - it will run forever I believe! Review written in 2016. Owned Truck since 1998."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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...."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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