1991 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2 Dr LE 4WD Extended Cab SB
2 Dr LE 4WD Standard Cab LB
2 Dr LE 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr LE Extended Cab SB
2 Dr LE Standard Cab LB
2 Dr LE Standard Cab SB
2 Dr S Standard Cab SB
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2 Dr SE 4WD Extended Cab SB
2 Dr SE 4WD Standard Cab LB
2 Dr SE 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr SE Extended Cab SB
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45 stars

Based on 10 reviews

Its A Great Car by Vilmundur
 — this is the best car that has ever been build great power great looks great sound goes everywhere in snow it had some problem with braking differentals but that is not something that a stronger diff c... Read More
Too Good To Sell by Holly
 — Bought this with 145k on it and now it has 240k on it and we just refreshed the motor. Sturdy and tough this 2wd is quick with the 318 and small enough to go anywhere. We have towed with it and ove... Read More
Little Red Truck by Steven
 — I loved it. It made me feel like i owned a little red race truck even though it was a V-6. I didn't like how the fuel pump and the fuel gauge could get complicated to fix when it died but other the... Read More

1991 Dodge Dakota Overview

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1991 Dodge Dakota

Part of Dodge's aim in creating the mid-size Dakota was to give drivers the best of both worlds -- a pickup big enough for carrying lots of cargo, but not too big and unwieldy to drive comfortably.  Owners did love the way the Dakota handled and its roomy options, but complained about the relatively weak 3.9-liter engine.  They wanted full-size power in a mid-size package.

The Dakota actually was the first mid-size pickup with a V8 back in 1989, with the limited edition Shelby Dakota, but in 1991 Dodge made its own offical V8.  The 5.2-liter engine reached 170-horsepower and gave the Dakota the extra pickup (oh yes, very bad pun intended) it needed and drivers craved.  In addition to the 3.9-liter, 125-horsepower, the standard 2.5-liter engine got a 17-horsepower boost to 116.

Minor body changes appeared in the 1991 Dodge Dakota, including a retooled grille and bumper.  The nose was extended to make room for the bigger engine block.  In Sports models a painted grille and a roof bar with lights were added.  Club Cabs now had a 4WD option in addition to the standard 2WD.  

Besides the reliability and good value for the money, Dakota owners love the solidity of the pickup, particularly that it takes hits and bumps and never flinches. A lot of complaints center around the exterior paint peeling and flaking off.

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