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By wayne hersel
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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truck is a V-6 and I have had nothing but problems. I will be driving along at 60 mph and it will die, sometimes backfire and then when I turn the key off sometimes wont start. I have replaced computer, coil, fuel pump, tune up, and numerous odds and ends they havent replaced and it continues to cut out. Has anyone else had this kind of problem. I now have more into in last year than it is worth.


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Nothing but problems
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By Disappointed
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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Trucks look great, but lack performance and reliability. Bought the truck 1 1/2 years ago with only 48,000 miles on it, today I have around 66,000 and have had to replace the transmission twice, the radiator, brakes, ball joints, heat. I bought the truck with high expectations and have been nothing but let down ever since the day I drove it off the lot.


Best Features

Exterior look and power.


Worst Features

Poor reliability and terrible gas efficiency.


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Just good enough
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By HoosierDaddy
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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The brakes have always left me with the feeling that they are not adequate for this vehicle. I have to use considerable leg strength to stop quickly. There has been a strange thump/jerk in the steering wheel ever since I have had the truck and has gotten worse over time. I have had the front end aligned and checked several times. Steering is awful, the truck wonders while going down the road but everything is within "tolerance". Power is great and fuel economy is average, 15-17 mpg.


Best Features

Power, looks, limited slip rear end. Four wheel drive activation on the fly.


Worst Features

Use the brakes from the 3/4 ton or disc's all around. Side inpact air bags for safety. Make the back seat taller or use head rest's so childrens heads don't hit the glass.


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Great truck
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By Stanley
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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Truck has performed exceptionally well. The V-8 has plenty of power and never strains in any situation. Mileage is not great 13-17 but it is a truck and V- 8. Just the right size also.I recommend it highly.


Best Features

Size is perfect. Power of the Magnum V- 8.


Worst Features

Can't think of any.


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Good looking piece of ...
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By Michael Mazzio
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1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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After the first few thousand miles replaced the #1 spark plug every month or so(cracked). Strange clunking sound in steering. At 10000 replaced the front brakes, then again every 10-16000 miles. At 18000 replaced rear shocks. At 37000, just out of warranty, Transmission rebuilt for the first time. At 44000, rear rebuilt. At 46000, lower and upper ball joints and outer tie rods replaced. Odds and ends replaced until 96000 where the transmission was rebuilt a second time, transfer case, back-up light switch and have new seals put in steering box. I'm at 166000 now, upper ball joints and transfer case needs to be rebuilt again. One good thing, truck still runs.


Best Features

Nice stereo! Wish it played burned cd's without popping it in and out until the cd player read the cd.


Worst Features

Recalls on transmissions, rears & power steering boxes. Strange clunking sound in steering to be recalled as well. Better brake equipment to handle the size of the truck.


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