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Average User Score
4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 26 reviews
1992 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 26 reviews
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
My 92 Dakota Wont Start Unless I Pour Fuel Into The Throttle Body...?
I have a 92 Dakota with the 5.2L auto trans and it stopped starting one day. I checked fuel pressure and couldn't read anything. Replaced the pump, lines and filter. I bench tested the pump before ins...
I Have 92 Dodge Dokota Runs Great New Tune Up But When She Sits At About 18...
It gas 122k miles with the magnum V-6 and 5-speed
92 Dodge Dakota Will Not Start!
I have a 92 dodge Dakota it will not start whatsoever. My coolant hose had a hole in it, so it was overheating. The day after the coolant hose got a hole in it I started it and it started I then ...
Car Dying, Now Not Starting. What Is Happening?
I have a 1992 Dodge Dakota v8 with 162k miles. Recently it started randomly dying while driving. It would usually start up right away, but sometimes I would have to let it sit a bit. Come this morn...