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1998 Dodge Dakota

Dodge Dakota Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Dodge Dakota

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Dual airbags, tight turning circle, Ram styling, roomy cab, optional V-8 engine, optional ABS

  • Cons

    No third door option

  • What's New for 1998

    The Dakota R/T, featuring a 250-horsepower V8, is available for those seeking a performance pickup. The passenger airbag can now be deactivated in all 1998 Dodge Dakotas, so a rear-facing child seat can be used. The Dakota is also available in three new colors.

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Customer Reviews

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Best truck i've owned

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab LB

Bought this truck from my father in late 2002. Had it until I sold it in Summer of 2009. It had 218,000 miles on it when I sold and was still running great. Never had to do more than change the brakes, tires and oil. Started to rust a bit at the end, but that was expected.




Great buy

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab LB

I've had my Dakota for over 3 years now and I love it. Value, power, everything is the best. I'd recommend this truck to anyone.




1998 dodge dakota

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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab LB

We have had nothing but problems with our Dodge. We bougt it and the Dealer told us it was normal for the gears on a manuel Dodge to be tight to shift. So, not but a few months after we bought the truck second and fifth started slipping. Then our Catalytic Converter went out, warranty recall. Then we found out the truck has an exaust leak from a bolt head that came off and is stripped so we have to take the truck to a Master Mechanic. We wanted to sell the truck but unfortuatly Dodge vehicles do not hold their value so we are about $3000.00 unside down in the truck loan. Who said life ins't fair!!!!!



Full 1998 Dodge Dakota Review

What's New for 1998

The Dakota R/T, featuring a 250-horsepower V8, is available for those seeking a performance pickup. The passenger airbag can now be deactivated in all 1998 Dodge Dakotas, so a rear-facing child seat can be used. The Dakota is also available in three new colors.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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