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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Regular Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 3
Engine: V8, 5.9 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 1143 Ratings for the 1994 - 2008 models.

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

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."

5 people out of 10 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."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

worst vehicle i ever owned

By on Monday, August 25, 2014

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

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "no drive train failure yet."

Cons: "poor quality paint and interior, engine underpower"

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

"second dodge truck I've owned. Complete paint failure after 4 years - washed regularly. Dash started cracking and falling apart in the 5th year. Truck struggles to maintain 60 mph on highway, severely underpowered. Gas mileage averages 12-14 mpg. Payload capacity is nonexistent. My 1987 Dodge had the same problems. This is the last Dodge product I will ever own."

4 people out of 11 found this review helpful

like my 1995 I had transmission problem 1300.00 ea

By on Sunday, August 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "4x4 low very strong when needed, int quality"

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

"I had a 4x2 1995 transmission went at 164K. My 2002 4x4 had a transmission problem at 116K. Changed all fluids etc. on time through the years bought both brand new. Interior held up great on both trucks."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Dash simply fell apart after 10 yrs parking outsid

By on Saturday, August 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price new, has always got me home"

Cons: "Stuff began wearing out and falling apart at 8 yrs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Dash went to pieces beginning 2009. At this time the heater/ac switch quit working. Fifty cent part but have to remove dashboard to get to it (New dash & labor $1400.00). Went w/out ac for about 3 years until had the $ saved up & could do w/out truck for one & 1/2 wks. In 2010 headliner began to fall. Needed new radiator in 2011 along w/ new front brakes (rotors and pads). New ball joints in 2013 w/ front end alignment. 2014 driver side front brake froze tight, requiring turning rotor and new pads. Paint job has been going since 2009, now have to paint to prevent rusting (2014). Have plans to replace headliner, get paint job, chrome side step bars, rhino liner in bed and frame-attached tow package. Oh yeah, will probably need shocks pretty soon. Even though truck's current book value is only $1600-$3600, it has never been wrecked and is rust free and in pretty good shape (with repairs and replacements). New truck prices are crazy sky high so I'll keep and fix up w/ extras I want. I have always had to park outside but other than that I have babied this truck."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

updated fuelsystem

By on Thursday, August 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"fuel pump has been updated to in the tank from on side of engine. Injection pump replaced about 5ooo miles ago cam and fly wheel sensors at same time. Leer topper"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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