1998 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Decent Truck Wish I Had A Single Cab With The V6 Or The Extended With V8 — this truck is very nice and i have never had a problem with the 4wd. i dont get along so great with the little baby 3.9 this thing has in it but it works. i felt the urge to hop up this little motor by throwing a new gibson exhaust system,airaid cold air intake, and throttle body spacers. she runs pretty clean now and has that little more edge of power.

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

    Pros: 4wd works very well and interior holds up well

    Cons: the body has weak spots that easily and the 3.9 v6 is lacking power

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB Review
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    Sleeper For Drifting — the truck isnt to bad could definately use a bigger motor like the r/t 5.9 v8 but it is light so its not to bad. the LSD differential helps this truck a lot for what ever whether your racing or drifting. it maybe a 13 year old truck but ive never had any major engine or tranny problems. it gets horrible gas milage but its a very fun vehile to have

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

    Pros: the LSD differential

    Cons: the gas milage

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Good And Bad — great in the snow, especially with goodyear wrangler silent armors as shows. gas mileage sucks but hey its a truck. 175hp down from 180 with 4x4 r u kidding me, stupid emissions laws. but it still does a nice brake stand two lines every time.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: corners like a sports car

    Cons: gas guzzler, balljoints u dodge guys know what i mean

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Thumbs Up — It's needed some tlc with a need for new tires, a tie rod and wheel alignment in the near future. It needs a new paint job it's not to costly a full tank of guess bone dry costs 55 bucks. It needs a new muffler right now. Its very fun to drive its acceleration is wonderful

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

    Pros: Its speed

    Cons: Muffler needs replacing

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB Review
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    My Everyday Car. — It is the base 4 cyl. engine while weak it rev's nice and the 5 sp. manual tranny pulls it quite well. Nice ride. The cab is roomy and it sits up high enough. I am enjoying my new ride.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sturdy, nice interior, good ride.

    Cons: The small engine putts along.

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    1998 Dodge Dakota Review
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    "the Truck" — this truck lasted through my highschool and some college....what a crazy vehicle. bit fell apart significantly in the end of its life but until then ran like a champ! definitely not a snow truck though. don't buy it, it's old

    Pros: It was a truck

    Cons: It was old and dying

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Great For Snow And Such Can See All Around You But Its Not Super Big Either — accelerates fine i guess same with brakes good turn radius. had to replace engine at 86,000 miles due to poor upkeep. exterior would be good if it wasn't dented and scratched. interior basic cloth stock. back seat with ext. cab. 16mpg parts not horribly expensive. very fun to drive

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 4 wheel drive

    Cons: gas mileage

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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    Modified — Beautiful truck! Very fun to modify. Decent performance. Not alot of jam. Appearance was excellent inside and out. Terrible on gas but what dodge isnt? Not the greatest in the winter but it was only 2 wheel drive. Good summer driver.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Easy to modify

    Cons: Bad on gas

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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    What? — Well, it definitely does not have the greatest acceleration, nor does it have great gas mileage, but the thing drives marvelously and purrs like a kitty. And its a stick shift which makes me a baddass- you really do need calf muscles for this one. And really, need i say more about the sexy thang?

    Pros: its a beauty... and its baddass having a truck

    Cons: friends call it tonka... not ok

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    I Loved It — truck was very fast. it had a 5.2 v8. i had it straight piped so it sounded great. it was 4x4 so it was awsome going offroad even though it had stock suspension. it wasnt to fuel friendly. it burned through a crap ton of fuel.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 4x4

    Cons: bad fuel economy

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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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