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1997 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

1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 1141 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

overall in the 16 yrs I've owned it; AWESOME but..

By on Monday, September 08, 2014

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

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
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, great work horse for pulling my boat"

Cons: "Top of Dash dries and cracks in sun after time."

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

My 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 sport 4x4 STILL lookin and running GOOOOOD in 2014. Luv it♥

"My Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 has been a great truck. I haul alot with it and due to high mileage dropped a brand new motor in it at 195,000 miles. The V8 Magnum is a good motor and was not using any oil at all when I replaced it. I did it simply for value really. The only problem I have with Dodge on this truck is that the dash deteriorates rather quickly seems like. Dries out and cracks. I did replace the tranny once but also due to high mileage and heavy towing. Normal wear and tear. Not a defect. So all in all other than the dash..I have to say my truck has been a 10 star rating for 16 yrs. now and I wouldn't trade it in for anything else."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

My 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 sport 4x4 STILL lookin and running GOOOOOD in 2014. Luv it♥

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."

2 people out of 4 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."

3 people out of 5 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"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Last truck I HAD to buy

By on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "TONS OF POWER, Good looks."

Cons: "2wd and all that Cummins power = traction issues."

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

117k miles and she looks good!

"H.O. Cummins with 6 speed manual, Dana 80 rear with 373 gears. this thing is a pulling BEAST! some aftermarket goodies and it has been an amazing truck. pull a house, nice ride. loud diesel, everything a truck should be."

14 people out of 24 found this review helpful

117k miles and she looks good!

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