1998 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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    45

    Mid-size But Powerful Pickup — Love the lines and power.

    Pros: Great for everyday travel

    Cons: kinda a gas guzzler

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab LB Review
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    Better Than Ford And Chevrolet — What's better than chevy and ford? A dodge dakota! Where else can you get a smaller truck with two v8 options and pleanty of room."

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Tough Truck, Never Failed Me — Had this truck since new, 10 years! I loved it. Durable V8 engine, the last of the 318's (5.2L). Rock solid transmission. The interior was OK, but it had a lot of options, some even my 2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6 doesn't have. Smaller compact size outside, but it felt and pulled like a full-size. These trucks were over built, they shared many parts from the full-size Ram. Overall, I don't think you can go wrong with this truck.

    Pros: Great looks, powerful, go anywhere, no problems.

    Cons: Gas mileage...But what do you expect with a V8, 4X4 and 4500lbs?

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB Review
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    It Is The Nicest And Most Reliable Vehicle I Have Owned — -keystone pursuit front kit -aftermarket Crome grill -BOMZ cold air intake -euro headlights -TYC tail lights -PIAA fog lights -10" kicker solobaric L7 sub -Duel 7.5" DVD in dash

    Pros: Honestly i love everything about it

    Cons: Except it is getting older and milled up

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Best Midsized V8 Ever — Parents got this truck new in 98. Drove through highschool as main transport, still keep around as auxilary vehicle for 4x4, ATVs in the back, tow my jetboat, tow the horse trailer. Have the 5.2 liter v8. thats the older 318 ci block that has been around with MOPAR since the 70s. theres somthing to be said for tried and true engines and this is one of them.

    Pros: 4x4, power accessories, midsize truck with full size v8

    Cons: none

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr R/T Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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    Gone But Not Forgotten — First off I got rid of all the pics of my actual truck bucause it got totalled (not by me) and I won't get into that story. I hate being reminded of it at all actually but I must try yo move on. This black truck in the pic is about the same thing but mine was 'hyper blue'. This truck was a highschool graduation present that lasted about 8 or 10 months before the incident. I was lucky to get anything over 11mpg's but god I loved that truck. With the posi 5.9L 360c.i. it was the quickest vehicle I ever owned (I think). Bought it with 75K wrecked at 79K. Its an emotional issue with me becuase I was in love with it. So thats all I'm gonna say.

    Pros: Everything you could want in a sport pickup

    Cons: Drank gas like you wouldn't believe.

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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    My Baby — This truck is still in amazing condition for bein almost 10 years old, although its kinda fallin apart

    Pros: It was free

    Cons: It is starting to somewhat fall apart

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    98 Dakota A Reliable Truck — I bought my 98 Dakota Slt brand new in 1998. No major problems with the truck. The only bulbs I replaced are the driving lights. 125K now and not burning oil. This truck does not like performance parts. Keep it OEM and it will last

    Owner for 9 years, 3 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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    45

    Wet Floor Boards? Bad Vent Vacuum? — I have had this truck since I bought it brand new from the dealership in St. Louis MO. I absolutly love this tuck, but it seem to have a few major problems: When it rains hard, and my truck is just sitting (like in my driveway facing uphill), water pools in the driver and passenger floor boards as well in the extended cab portion of the truck. This doesn't seem to happpen hardly at all, if my truck is facing downhill though. Also in the past summer, the upper-body vents quit working. So now the A/C and heater air only comes out of the floor vents and the windshield vents. I can hear air escaping from the vacuum switch some where in the dash but I can't seem to find the source of the problem. If any one has any comments or suggestions please email me. thanks corair89 corair89@yahoo.com

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    1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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    155

    Nice Truck, Looks Good And Peforms Well. — Overall, I like the truck's styling more than anything. It has a lot of potential for customization, both interior and exterior Mine already has sun roof and I intend to customize entire interior. As for towing, it is fine to tow small trailers, but I would not pull anything too heavy. Cargo bed is nice size.

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

    Pros: Love the styling of this truck.  Handles good.  Good performance for a V6.

    Cons: With the standard cab, the seats cannot tilt back at all, making you drive in a bit of awkward position.

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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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