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1988 Dodge Dakota Overview
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Based on 8 reviews
Proving to be a big success in 1987, the Dodge Dakota filled an obvious niche for drivers who wanted the cargo capacity of a truck with the smoother handling of a smaller pickup. The two-door 1988 Dakota received only minor tweaks, primarily a fuel-injected engine in the 3.9 V6, though the horsepower remained at 125. The 2.2-liter, 96-hp engine in the base model remained the same.
Available in either 2WD or 4WD (V6 models only), the 1988 Dakota offered a choice of a 6.5-foot bed or 8-foot bed, with seating for two. A Sports Package for 1988, offered with the 3.9 V6 pickups, featured 15-inch wheels, fog lights, offroading lights, a leather steering wheel, remote side mirrors, and an air dam.
Drivers love the durability of the 1988 Dakota, which can take a beating and come out unscathed. The engine and powertrain seem indestructible and the exterior does not suffer from rust over time. The length of the Dakota makes it easier to maneuver around the city and in parking lots than the more unwieldy larger pickups. Most negative comments focus on the poor fuel economy (15/19 mpg) and the desire for more interior room in the form of an extended cab. The lack of engine power was also cited, with the 2.2 almost useless if you're carrying anything in the bed.
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Dodge Dakota Questions
I Have An 88 Dakota 4 Cyclinder. Blew The Tranny. Was Wondering If I Coul...
Need Help On This Question..i Know I Can Puta 4bt On My 1988 Dodge Dakota B...
I would put the 4bt in but i keep looking at ppl saying yes you can put a exhaust brake on it and other ppl say no you can not...but i know that the 6bt comes whit or you can put and exhaust brake...
I'm Looking To Put An 4bt Cummins On My 1988 Dodge Dakota Se .3.9 Liter , I...
My 2 questions are does a 4bt Cummins have two exhaust exit making it to a Y exhaust pipe, and can i put and engine brake on it..Second question is can I put any other diesel engine in it...my truck...
Why Does My 1988 Dodge Dakota Se, Turn Off Sometimes When I Put It On Rever...
They already change fuel filterand or fuel pump . basically i know itvhas nothing to do whit the fuel..
How Do I Replace Heater Core In My 1988 Dodge Dakota
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