1998 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Disappointing experience
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1998 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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Sport Extended Cab Pickup (2.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Disappointing experience
By Eric on

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1998 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

Review

Overall, a missed opportunity for Dodge to come up with a great truck. Paint and interior holding up well. Nice ergonomics in passenger compartment. Good size for work/commuter truck, but build quality too poor to recommend. Cab leaked through rear weld (fixed a couple of times under warranty, then on my dime), water pump went out, AC drain poorly designed causing condensate to drain into passenger compartment. Most significant were front end problems. Upper and lower ball joints replaced twice, now have replaced front steering mechanism. DC customer service non- existent. Fuel mileage acceptable on hwy, poor in town. I won't be looking at DC vehicles again, based on this experience.

Favorite Features

Size, interior/exterior durability and overall ergonomics.

Suggested Improvements

Engineering is poor, and reliability is unacceptable; better customer service from DC/Dodge.
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