1998 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Mean Green

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Mean Green
By Chris on


1998 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


If you are a Dodge, and truck lover, consider the Dakota. It is easy to park, and fund to drive. However, only look at the V-8; the 4x4 truck is heavy, and needs the bigger engine. The paint quaility, is great, and the interior is comfortable. The transmission shifts a little slow for me, however it is designed for towing. Once up to speed it does just fine. The gas mileage is horrible, but it is a truck. If you don't step on the gas too much and drive at a reasonable speed the mileage is much better. Consider the mods below; you will find these changes make the truck much better. I love the 5.2 ltr. The 2000- up 4.7 is a step back for the Dakota. Last, check the ball joints, tranny, and brakes

Best Features

Engine Power (5.2 ltr.), Easy to modify, High fun factor and gets noticed, Can haul stuff and travel in comfort, The size of the truck makes it more manageable than a full size truck, a lot of bang for your buck if you buy used, the 2000-up body style is a little bland compared to the 1998- 9

Worst Features

Better speakers (trash the infinity speakers), Edelbrock shocks, K&N intake system, headers and catback system, performance chip, better plugs and wires, and 31" tires
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