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1998 Dodge DakotaReview
david writes:
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wrong base color long preceding in high pricing

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1998 Dodge DakotaReview
RyanM3 writes:
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Decent truck, but it needed a front ball joint, had worn tires, and was a bit overpriced for its condition and age.

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1998 Dodge Dakota Review
Gracie says:
Tough little truck. Seats are uncomfortable and not durable; weve had to replace the drivers seat twice since we got the truck in 2007.
vs1998 Chevrolet Astro
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Power Ranked 1998 Chevrolet Astro better.
"The Dakota hesitates when attempting to pass. The Astro seems to enjoy travelling at 60 - 70 mph."
Back Seats Ranked 1998 Chevrolet Astro better.
"Leather captains chairs in the Astro are superior to the tiny, cramped little bench thrown behind the 2 Dakota front seats. Very little leg room facing forward and a tall person would chew their knees if they attempted to sit sideways in the narrow cab."
19 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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1998 Dodge Dakota Review
Jim says:
The Dodge Dakota has much more power and feels like a bigger truck than the Nissan Frontier of this year.
vs1998 Nissan Frontier
1998 Dodge Dakota winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 1998 Nissan Frontier worse.
"Just nicer, more comfortable and roomier."
Value Ranked 1998 Nissan Frontier worse.
"Overall styling, power, options, and cargo."
14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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1998 Dodge Dakota Review
Tarajo says:
I used this vehicle a lot before buying my own. 5 speed stick was nice on icy roads. Didnt use the cargo capacity much when I drove it, though. Kept breaking, though. Window busted out when my brother shut the door. And the drive shaft fell out of it twice while I was driving it. Unusual vehicle. It was made from parts from both 98 and 97 eras. Basically, a lemon. Got it preowned from a dealer and barely lasted the ten years we had it.
vs1998 Plymouth Neon
1998 Dodge Dakota winning categories:
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  • Would Buy
7 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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1998 Dodge Dakota Sport Club Cab 4WDReview
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Very Reliable And Does Good Work — Dodge trucks have been in my family since the beginning. When it came time to buy my first truck I wasted no time in my decision. The 5.7L 318 is one of the most durable engines and as long as the fluids are kept up they will last for a really long time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Was reliable in the beginning and was a mean looking truck.  The 318 is practically indestructible.

Cons: was a high mileage vehicle, paint starts to peel, and started to rust bad

11 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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1998 Dodge Dakota Sport Club Cab 4WDReview
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All Around Good Truck — the factory paint is fading,this could be because I live in the desert. I was shocked the first time I drove it has a lot of power. the overall handling is great for a mid size truck. it does a great job off road in 4-wheel drive. lots of fun.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: drives and hanles great,lots of power,lots of leg room behind front seats,

Cons: factory paint not to great.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab RWDReview
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All Around A Good Reliable, Working Pickup Truck —

I bought this truck used from a guy that used it as a commuter vehicle back and fourth to the mill, It had 198,000 miles and ran good (still does with 232,500 miles). I couldnt have asked for a better used truck for the price i got it at. It is the 3.9 v6 magnum, automatic transmission, 2wd, club cab. I have used this truck mainly for work, I have driven it from NW Indiana to Memphis, Tennessee a few times and its done great, averaged 24-25 mpg going 65mph and 22mpg going 70mph, not to shabby, and it gets 16mpg around town, best ive gotten was 17.8mpg. ive towed quite a bit of weight with it too, a popup camper with a dry, no loaded weight of 3400 lbs (helped a friend move it from his campsite back home, bout a 90 mile drive) and it handled good, on flat land it maintained a speed of 55mph in overdrive(speed limit was 55mph), coming up to hills i shut the overdrive off and it climbed them doing 55mph. In town i have towed a trailer with concrete,1,000 lbs trailer, 5,000 lbs of concrete and roughly 1400 lbs concrete in the bed, she was squatting but she pulled it good! granted we didnt have to get over 40mph it still pulled great taking off from stop signs and stoplights. Ive hauled numerous loads of sand in the bed( a yard to be exact, which weighs 2600 lbs dry, and roughly 3400 lbs wet, all this in the bed!) Needless to say my point is this truck is pretty strong for its size, it may have its quirks(just like every other vehicle out there) and people may call dodge junk but i disagree with them 100%(im not a brand hater either). I also use the truck for my lawn business so just about everyday its loaded up. From the time ive owned it i have done the regular maintenance the truck has needed and replaced parts you would expect to wear out with 200k miles plus. The truck handles well in snow, as long as you have weight in the bed and decent tires(just like any other pickup). Brakes are ok, i have the 9 inch brakes instead of the 10 inch, i think 10 inch should have been standard and either 11 or 12 inch optional. I think the anti-spin(limited slip or posi traction as some people know it as) differential should be standard on all dodges! But needless to say its a very reliable truck, whether your commuting, doing road trips or towing/hauling and dont need a full size, this is the truck for you. I have already recommended this truck to a friend of mine and he got a 2004, same exact specs as mine but he has the 3.7 v6 magnum.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: good power for a v6 that has been used since 1991(3.9 V6 Magnum). Very reliable, handles heavy loads around town pretty good. low maintenance cost, perfect size if you dont need a 1/2 ton. All the accessories are easy to use. Absolutely love the styling.

Cons: I feel dodge could have squeezed a few more horsepower and torque from the v6. 1st and 2nd gear for the automatic transmission could be a little better but not a huge deal.

21 of 21 people found this review helpful.
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1998 Dodge Dakota Sport Club Cab 4WDReview
Matthew writes:
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I Loved It — it was mostly a show truck but it had a lot of money in it i bought it this way and i loved it i still miss it and i wonder where it is today but i wouldnt want it back

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: the ride and look

Cons: it wasnt good for the family

2 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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1998 Dodge Dakota Sport Club Cab RWDReview
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Lasting Longer Than I Thought It Would. — Has been a good truck and I'm hoping to get another 60,000 miles on it before I get a newer car. The new cars handle better and get better gas mileage but this one has been paid off for 10yrs now so I have become a big fan of this truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I have over 200,000 with one power train.

Cons: I have had to replace the A/C twice

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Review By George

Good value for the money. Would have liked cruise control, and tilt steering, but happy so far Read More

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Looks good but a long way to drive for a look . pics look good but nothing like a up close and personal assessment. I would be looking for a few bucks off, seems slightly overpriced?? Read More

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Review By Justin

White color 4dr, sunroof, with a 3 window slide in the back window Read More

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