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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 10 reviews
1991 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 10 reviews
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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Dodge Dakota Questions
Tank Size For 2 Door, V6, 3.9l 2wd
i have no manual and a truck where the fuel gauge sits at empty all the time. just purchased truck. it is a 2 door, v6, 3.9L 2 wheel drive with standard cab and standard 8 foot bed. i would like to k...
91 Dakota Will Not Start
my 91 dakota 318 motor have no spark coming from the coil it will not start,it was running great and just shut off what can be the problem.?
I Have A 4cyc But The Power Steering Pump Is Not Mounted. Where Does It Go?...
I have the pump and some brackets, but I still can't see where to put the pump. does it go on the right or left side?
No Headlights Nobrake Lights Or Dash Lights
have no head lights brake and dash lights have checked fuses headlight modu and tryed another headlight switch[ used]and my tack seem to quit at same time have 4 ways and turn singels from jim
1999 Dodge Dakota
How can I increase the power of my 3.9 it is terrible when going up a hill