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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 1198 Ratings for the 1994 - 2008 models.

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

Good running truck

By on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good runing truck, fun to drive,"

Cons: "Gas"

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

"I owm a lifted dodge ram 1500. 8in suspention 3in body on 315/75/16. I love this truck. I bought it on my 18 birthday a month ago from my buddy. Have had dodges in my family for a long time. Ive wanted this truck for a long time. Use to be a beater toy now my daily. Wouldnt sell or trade this truck for anything."

Best truck I've ever had

By on Monday, August 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

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
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive, reliable, tank, offroading, towing,"

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

"This truck is a workhorse, and awesome offroad rig and has WAY out preformed every other truck I've had by a long shot. (Ford, chevy, etc)"

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Reliable old girl

By on Friday, August 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun, useful, capable, all aroud TRUCK"

Cons: "Mileage is a joke, disassembly is problematic."

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

"I have had my Ram since 1997 and she's been a reliable girl ever since day one. I started with a base model truck and slowly customized it continually over the years. She has been reliable both in city driving and I can run mine at 50mph over open desert. That's with nothing more than a hotter than stock 360 in it and 35" tires and a 3" suspension lift. All the rest of the suspension is stock and you wouldn't think it would hold up to that kind of abuse but it has never show problems with the suspension. I have managed to damage her many times over the years but she still does what she need to do from hauling cargo to towing to just having a blast. If you have any further questions about how tough she is, mine was used by my teen aged son from 2011-2013 while he was in High School before he joined the Marines and you can imagine how tough that was on her. In fact he even admitted to me that he had her above 100mph once going downhill in the mountains... and this is with that lift and those big 35" desert meat tires. If you find one that's not already beat to death it's totally a truck worth having for a little work or fun."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Very reliable tough truck

By on Sunday, August 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 218,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Does what a truck should very well."

Cons: "Bad steering components. Can be fixed tho."

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

"I bought this truck from the original owner at 185000 miles. I've had to replace most all of the steering parts as that is a known problem area with these trucks. Other than that this has been a very reliable truck. I tow a 12k lb fifth wheel with it and it pulls it with very little trouble over mountain passes. Overall it's a great truck for what it was intended for. Towing and hauling loads."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

typical dodge problems

By on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,125

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "power if there"

Cons: "drive shaft engine suspension"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"trans mission is going out head gaskets busted dash cracked in multiple places rear main seal busted"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Strong reliable truck.

By on Thursday, July 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Tows great, reliable, good handling, sounds great!"

Cons: "Dashboard can crack if not covered."

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

"This has been a very good, strong and reliable truck for me. It pulls well and has always done what I needed it to. The truck is very responsive for how big it is."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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