1996 Dodge Ram 1500 EXT-CAB 5.9 Gasoline from North America


Number 1 Vehicle on the road


Well from what I understand, from the guy I bought this truck from (in 2002). He said he has not ever had to put anything into it, it always ran very well for him- and he kept the oil/filters changed regularly. So since I purchased it from him in March 2002 I have only had to put in a fuel pump (February 2003) @ 128000 miles. And Last week @ 192000 miles (July 2005) the water pump went out. That's it. Almost 200,000 miles on the truck and she runs like new, and never lets me down.

General Comments:

I have NO complaints about this truck. She is always ready for a drive. I use it for work and I put between 75 and 150 miles on her 5-6 days a week. Ac still blows cold. And she looks new ; with the exception of some minor scuffs here and there from normal wear. But the paint still pulls the new showroom shine when washed and waxed. Nothing has worn or tore on the inside. For a Full size truck that I use hard at work and has nearly 200,000 miles on her and is almost 10 years old, I would never believe it unless I saw it. :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2005

1996 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Laramie 5.9 from North America


A good overall vehicle


Shocks were replaced at 130000 kilometers.

Front wheel bearing was replaced at 190000 kilometers.

Catalytic converter had to be replaced at 195000 kilometers.

General Comments:

This is a reliable truck and although I love the exterior design, the interior is rather plain.

One annoying design problem is the sensor for the overdrive. In cold weather it will not engage. Other Ram owners have the same problem.

The Goodyear Wrangler tires are $175 each and do not get the mileage you would expect for that price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2004

8th Dec 2010, 12:42

Overdrive is programmed "NOT" to engage when cold (i.e."cold weather") until every thing is up to proper temperature (as on most vehicles). When extremely cold, it will stay out of overdrive for emissions and engine performance reasons. Hope this helps.

1996 Dodge Ram Indy Pace Truck 5.9L from North America


A truck to hang on to


Shifting problems from second to third when cold.

Check engine light always on.

P/s power window intermittent.

Catalytic converter rattle.

Steering gearbox leak at lower shaft. Had to replace gear box at 55,000 miles.

General Comments:

The truck has more horse power than stock due to option package.

It has very good acceleration and handling.

I get more compliments for my truck than my Mustang.

There are about 2,800 Indy Pace Trucks ever made. They were only in 1996. The only color was Viper Blue with white stripes.

The resale is higher than any other truck Dodge makes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2003

3rd Oct 2003, 13:51

To check engine codes: Turn key on, off, on, off, on... count the flashes of the check engine light. this will give you the codes... I would guess your problem is the EGR valve.

9th Jan 2005, 19:05

I own a 1996 Indy pace truck, and I liked so much I went and bought a 1998 dodge ram SS/T. I enjoy both trucks and haven't had a problem with either one. They both handle great for being trucks and take down a lot of fast cars at the drag track. My advice to others that own these trucks is to hang on to them, there rare and getting rarer.

1996 Dodge Ram Laramie SLT 5.2 litre V8 from North America


An all around truck great for comfort on the long haul


Well Obviously with all Chrysler trucks and cars the Transmission tends to go out around 90,000 Miles (So when buying a Dodge always get the extended warranty!) I brought my truck in and they gave me a new factory built transmission. I've ran this car on Slick 50 4x4 oil for the 119,000 miles that I've had it... and man there hasn't been a problem yet.

General Comments:

Only problem is that I pay $55 dollars to fill my 40 gallon gas tank... within 1 week I'm back to filling it back up again...

Great truck, a lot of power, I recommend it over Ford, Chevy, or Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2002