1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 SLT Laramie Ext. Cab 5.9 turbo diesel
Practical, fun, and affordable to run!
Nothing major has gone wrong on this truck as everything is heavy duty and built to last.
The 5.9 litre Turbo Diesel V8 is a Cummins unit and is totally bomb-proof and 100% reliable.
Apart from the Ram's enormous size, which makes it difficult to park and manouvre, this is an extremely practically vehicle. The pick-up bed is long and swallows anything and the extended cab body gives you modest rear seats.
I love the looks of this truck and the attention it gets when cruising down the road.
Very well built and tough as nails. With the diesel engine it isn't too thirsty either. I get around 26mpg from it.
My next vehicle will almost certainly be another American truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th March, 2004