1998 Chevrolet Kodiak 2 ton Cat. 6 cyl. Diesel + Custom 2 from North America
Transmission leaks (6-speed stick).
Brakes last 15,000 miles.
Electrical problems in dash.
Recalled 2 times for transmission problems.
A few other minor things (too many to list).
It is a flatbed hauler. Weighs 14,000 lbs. GVWR 25,000 lbs. Very good pulling power, but not very reliable. The Kodiaks are now very commonly used for wreckers & flatbeds. They can haul everything from a Yugo to a School Bus, or in other words can haul anything up to their own weight & size (no tractor trailers). Engine idles good & starts fine in winter. 1st gear is very low, could use 2nd most of the time unless loaded. Good looking body style. Cost is $65,000. For my next hauler, I will try a Ford.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th August, 1999