1998 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Will Be Tough to Replace

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Will Be Tough to Replace
By runnikee on


1998 Dodge Dakota R/T Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


I bought my truck with 40k miles on it in 2002 and it is still running like a champ. I replaced the transmission after 150k miles, but that is the only major issue I've had with it. I'm now at 235k miles on my truck and am having a hard time finding a new vehicle because I don't think I will ever get this type of value again. Mileage is between 15.5 and 18 mph, depending on how I drive. I have the 5.2L V8 (318) and couldn't be happier. Change the oil, tires, and other basic maintenance and you'll have no issues. Also, I've found through test-driving countless newer vehicles (cars and trucks), that most do not have as smooth of a ride as my truck does.

Best Features

Reliability, power, value, does well in the snow for being RWD

Worst Features

My truck is 15 years old and has had one major issue ($1500 transmission change). There's not much to complain about there.
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