1998 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

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    1998 Dodge DakotaReview
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    Quality Vehicle — i love this vehicle it was my fathers truck before i bought it from him to commute back and forth to school wouldn't sell it for the world. it is a great vehicle to drive. i wouldn't sell it for the world.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its handling

    Cons: the back seat is too small

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SBReview
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    Awesome — Good acceleration/ poor brake Fuel consumption & efficient 22 mille per gallon city/ 26 hwy milles Great body Good towing force nice exhaust sound borla Good ligths and curves HID Top speed 118 MPH Very fun drive with a lot of power under the hood

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Output

    Cons: Back seat

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    Good Truck — i am very happy with the truck and do not regret buying it has a lot of power for its size the cost of owning it is low and it is very fun to drive around and putting some accessories on it make it look good

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

    Pros: i like everything about the truck

    Cons: nothing

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SBReview
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    5 Star Truck Awesome — fast easy to drive good looking truck not much room for passengers not many repairs just the regulars tune up brakes and rotors and new shocks brakes very well built alot better than my ford explorer. there are no sqeaks or rattles unlike my explorer, very nice styling inside and outside, very little cost of owership if you take care of it and do regular tune ups and maintenance, gas milage is excellant very fun to drive

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

    Pros: everything I love this truck

    Cons: nothing i hate about it

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    Has What I Need To Do What I Want... For Now. — Feels comfortable to drive, has the power to haul a heavy load. 4x4 good too. Getting close to 300k km on it, ready for a good tune up! Can only travel about 300km per tank of gas, not the best on gas. I like the truck & will put the gas in it to drive it!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good all round 4x4 pick up.

    Cons: Can suck back gas when using the power.

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SBReview
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    Good Truck But When Something Breaks Prepare For An Empty Bank Account — still driving it after 12 years with harsh use. The truck itself is a good build but it is a pain to work on. at 257,000 miles it is expected to have issues, mine just all happened at one time. I had to replace the power steering pump, bypass the a/c compressor, replace power steering hoses, replace all ball joints, replace rear drums and shoes, and put a fan clutch in. All this happened within a month. I love the truck itself but it is a Chrysler product.

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

    Pros: the power and comfortability

    Cons: unless you are very mechanically inclined not the truck to buy

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    I Want Fifteen More Of Them :) — Performance - hot off the line. good brakes. a little play in the wheel. Build Quality - typical repairs needed. no squeaks / rattles. Appearance - interior has few scratches. exterior needs some rust proofing. Cost of Ownership - 12.5 miles per gallon. needs tune-up. it is coming :) Fun Factor - the car is too much fun to drive. has a lot of memories too.

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

    Pros: If you wanna go fast.  Real fast.

    Cons: BIG.  RED.  RUMBLE.

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab LBReview
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    Dodge Dakota Sport Reviews — No complaints.... Runs great. Starts right up in the dead of the winter with no trouble. Car has some jump but not to much because of its size. Overall couldnt ask for a better first car. Puurrs like a kitten

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

    Pros: color and interior

    Cons: Nothing

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Standard Cab LBReview
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    No More Dodges For Me, The Tranny Has A Mind Of Its Own — It was an ok truck, it did what I needed it todo, the V6 had some guts, and also some thirst, it had a nice sound (mainly thanks to the exhaust holes). I was having too many problems with it so it's good its gone, It looked cool, and the rear and side windows were a nice feature but over-all never again.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power from a V6

    Cons: It's a Dodge

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr R/T Sport Extended Cab SBReview
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    So Fun I Have Had 3 :) — Performance was one of the reasons I bought this vehicle. It has been fairly easy to upgrade, and runs very strong. 11.59@118 is the best time Ive run with this vehicle, but that is with alot of changes. Build quality is ok. There are a number of known issues with these vehicles, the main being the transmission and the upper control arm bushings along with the balljoints. The transmission one is easy, just change the fluid regularly, and if it starts shifting odd, then put the solenoids/sensors in the valve body, and that will usually save you a ton of money in the long run. One of the most beautiful vehicles ever made in my opinion, and definately the best looking truck ever. Ya dont buy these things if mileage is your main concern.. hahha fun factor? How about handling thats on a par with alot of muscle/sports cars? Its fun to see the look on peoples faces with you keep up with them in the twisties ( or just flat go by em )

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

    Pros: Fun, fun fun fun fun

    Cons: Cant think of any really

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    2010 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Good Truck For The Money By Saomiguelazores

    Good midsize truck,spacious inside,decent looks,good powerful engine so far nothing went wrong yet,just change oil,gas and its ready to go. Cons seems very light on the back the tires slip when i star... Read More

    2008 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    A Good Daily Driver For Light Jobs By Cory

    This is a great truck for light jobs such as moving appliances. It handles great for a truck and it is fun to drive. It is a bit under powered at 210 bhp and with a 4-speed automatic its not getting m... Read More

    2008 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab. By Richard

    I like the truck because it serves the purpose I bought it for, and still has some nice amenities. The only thing I would have enjoyed more about it was a 5 speed manual transmission, but they are pre... Read More

    2007 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Great Clean, Dependable, Flame Read,pick-up. By Grandpa7

    I like the ability to be able to run in 2 wheel drive most of the time and have the ability to get into 4 wheel when the snow blows. Great looking truck with the SXT strips and decal on the side. ... Read More

    Best Truck Ever! By eells

    We love this truck! We had no trouble hauling our children around, even in heavy snow. It has done everything we expected. The gas mileage wasn't pleasant, but it's a truck... what else would you e... Read More

    2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Work And Family Truck. By hombretto

    I am overall satisfied with this truck. It was great for family outings as well for carrying and hauling materials to work. The sporty dodge look will catch the eye. Paint and shine is still strong. T... Read More

    Nice Truck Wish It Didn't Have The Transmission Problems By Megan

    great performance, build could be better been in the shop twice for the transmission love the appearance of both the exterior and interior gas guzzles like no ones business. It is fun to drive th... Read More

    2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Great Midsize Truck Overall For The Price By Danielo00

    One thing that I liked about this truck is that it looks great. Another thing that I like is that this midtruck feels like I was driving a much larger truck. The truck has a strong engine and is rel... Read More

    I'm trying to get spare off and it won't be lowered to the ground as the manual says. Otherwise it is OK Just 69,000 miles. Front wheel drive went last year. Replaced this year under warranty. Lo... Read More

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