1998 Dodge Pickup Review

1998 Dodge Pickup 5.2 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

I was good when it was covered by a warranty

Faults:

My 1998 dodge truck was a real nice machine until it hit 100,001 miles, then it seemed like everything went wrong with it. First the engine would knock during a rainstorm. That was after a recent wire plug and distributor (way up underneath everything) change. Then it would refuse to start good on misty/rainy days... (sounds like old school dodge problems to me) I changed the coil, put in a fresh battery, and even changed the fuel filter/pump in the tank to make sure that might not be a problem. It ran for a while after that and this spring the transmission went. I only have about 125,000 miles on this truck, and it was always used highway to commute to work. That was with regular check-ups (oil, tires, etc. etc..) I guess that good old general taking care of cars is not good enough some times?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th April, 2007

12th Apr 2007, 08:58

Sure the plugs and such were changed correctly?

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review