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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
2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB
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4.25 stars

Based on 25 reviews

2 Dakotas, 10 Plus Years by Flatfender
 — my first Dakota I had was a 95 sport club cab 4x4 that I bought in 96 with 40k, I sold it with great sorrow in 06 due to increasing rust (she spent all but the last year in N.H.) I left her with almos... Read More
Lil Ol Dodge Puts Ford To Shame by Beverly
 — this was an awesome truck... very tough even with over 228k original miles on it (no major engine work or transmission work), it still pulled a brand new (2007) Ford powerstroke with duallys and a tan... Read More
It's Not What You Got, It's What You Do With It. by William
 — I got this truck in 2001 and it looked like something grandpa would drive around town, it came fully equipped with a camper shell. Since then I have made a lot of changes, those changes include: 3" T... Read More

1992 Dodge Dakota Overview

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Based on 25 reviews

1992 Dodge Dakota

Do pickups have mid-life crises?  Somewhere between 1991 and 1992, the Dodge Dakota woke up believing it was a Mustang.  As if adding a V8 engine in 1991 wasn't enough, the Dodge Dakota delivered even more power in 1992.  A re-engineered fuel injection system gave the 3.9-liter engine an incredible boost of horsepower from 125 to 180 (that is not a typo), which is more than the 1991 V8 even rated.  Not to be outdone, the V8 received its own boost, going from 170 to 230-horsepower.  The 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder remained at a respectable, if not quite practical, 116-horsepower.  

This new series of engines warranted its own name, something large, powerful and solid, yet with a bit of class.  Hmm, the Magnum Series works nicely.  Paired with the 5-speed manual transmission, the V8 was clocked at 0-60 in 8 seconds.  What does the Dakota think it is, some kind of muscle car?

Not surprisingly, most owners were blown away by the speed and power of what, on the outside, appeared to still be a mid-size pickup.  The roomy cab and cargo room was also a selling point.  A bad paint job still haunts the Dodge Dakotas, and though they praise its durability, owners seem to rack up quite a list of repairs.

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Dodge Dakota Questions

Dakotacolin
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Peeling Paint

As the owner of a first gen Dakota I am in a constant struggle to stop my paint from peeling so does anyone have an idea to stop it?

14 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
stevec1991
0

What Year Ram 1500 V6 Ecu Fits 92 Dodge Dakota V6 M/t

I understand putting a ram 1500 ecu into a dakota is supposed increase performance but unclear what years are compatable

15 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Dakotacolin
5

Gas Tank Size

Does anyone know what size gas tank a normal 1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L V8 4x4 would have

20 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
Dakotacolin
5

Dodge Dakota Rear Axle Rebuild

Im having my axle rebuilt basically and was wondering how much people paid to have it done. I'm have everything other than the diff and axle shafts replaced and wondered how much you paid for it

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Dakotacolin
5

Wheel Grinding

I just bought 97 Dodge durango rims and tires for my 92 Dodge Dakota and when I drive the bleeder nipple grinds on the inside of the rim. i know i can just put spacers on but i dont want my wheel to...

25 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)