1992 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

1992 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"reliable car" 9 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews

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Flatfender writes:
1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE Extended Cab SB Review
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size, reliability, mpg

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fuel pump, change it every 150k

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2 Dakotas, 10 Plus Years — 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 almost 200k of hard use, she still ran strong. about 2 weeks ago I picked up a 92 2wd club cab (rust free, Heaven) this one has the same V6 but this time backed with an AT instead, other than a few small repairs that where easy to do she is a very young 200k. I plan on having this one for quite a while. My first 'Kota developed my fondness for the gen 1 'Kota and my present one continues to solidify those feelings. Perfect size, good performance, good mpg, comfy ride and if you take care of her, she'll take care of you.

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Beverly writes:
1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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durability and dependability

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transmissions can go bad on these, unless taken care of properly

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Lil Ol Dodge Puts Ford To Shame — 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 tandem trailer with 11 tons of horse crap out of the mud... with no problem.. we managed to put over 298k miles on it before it finally needed its first major repair, and then it needed a new transmission... i would definately recommend it to my friends... in fact i'm getting another one myself...

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walkebb writes:
1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Sturdily built, solid construction in steel, not much plastic to snap and break loose. Good old fashioned American truck. Mid-sized, so not too hard to park or to maneuver through traffic.

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Horrendous turn-radius. Three-point turns are now my specialty. Just above economy grade, so not a lot of options for those who like to remain comfortable.

walkebb
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Great Work Truck! — I love that my four-wheel drive has some gumption. I can climb any slick surface (I live in Colorado foothills) without slippage, and I love that the truck has a bench seat in front, like any good truck I remember from my childhood. Handles fairly well, minus the turn radius (parking lots can take some time), but does great in crawling. Good size bed, can transport most any piece of furniture or project material without having to attach a flag or leave the gate down. Easy to work on for the most part, the engine compartment is nice and roomy. Not a lot of busted knuckles. The oil filter is buried, though, and makes doing the most basic form of maintenance, an oil change, a bit of a project; easy to get under the truck without having to jack it up, on the other hand. Back seats are a joke, but who else has a truck that can legally seat 6 inside? Overall, this truck is a great truck. Parts are cheap and plentiful, easy to work on, useful as all get-out, and a pleasure to own and drive. I would not recommend seating six for more than thirty minutes, but I imagine that it would be great to drive a distance if it were only you or you and a friend. Easy to drive if your 5' 6" or taller, and virtually no blind spots, since you sit higher than the majority of the vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steve writes:
1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE Standard Cab SB Review
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Very useful.

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Awful fuel economy.

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Won't Help You Pick Up Chicks, But Otherwise A Decent Vehicle. — It's old and ugly but it does it's job well. Strong engine but it handles like a motorhome. Could probably pull one though. Other than the random electrical problems and excessive rust, it's not bad. A good work truck. I wish the AC worked... I can't trace the short.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE Standard Cab LB Review
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5

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good gas, n' pretty fast

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horrible tranny

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An Up Comeing Truck? — it was very peppy, had to do a lot of work to make it good looking, but never broke down... very good truck. only thing that had to be replaced was the transmission it was a very good truck. i couldn't have been happier with a first vehicle than that one.

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TurboTimberwolf writes:
1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Reliable, powerful, comfortable ride, comfortable interior, excellent off-road capabilities, durability

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Rear end isn't the best, backseat is small

TurboTimberwolf
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Fun And Reliable — The newer Dodge Dakota is infamous due to its lack of power and uncomfortable ride and interior, but the first generation proves that a truck doesn't need fancy equipment. This truck has a unique ride and is fun to drive both on and off-road, but you have the be careful, this truck doesn't like to stop quickly or go around corners fast, If you can drive a vehicle while paying full attention to the road you should be fine though. This truck has un-believable off road capabilities and is very reliable and durable overall. If you want a cheap truck you can count on, and that will plaster melted rubber onto the street or get you across the most treacherous landscapes, and don't need any unnecessary equipment like heated seats or navigation, than get yourself one of these, you wont regret it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jorge writes:
1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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reliable. well built, easy to work on, fun to drive

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poor gas quality, parts are somewhat pricey (for me that is )

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Great, Dependable, Sturdy Truck — i love everything about this truck the handling the braking the size. Just because it is a small truck does not necessarily mean that it cannot handle heavy tasks on its own i was amazed that it lasted me the 2 years i have owned it and it has not lost its power....except for the fact that i wrecked with minor cosmetic damage to my knowledge it is still running, IT IS A VERY DEPENDABLE TRUCK!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robweiser writes:
1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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super fast for pick-up / its as if your driving a corvette the power is there / so much of it ,it will spin tire in 4th gear at 65mph from the factory, handle great no body roll in corners,

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so much power the wheels dont hook up just spin, easy to slide out in the rain(no traction0 in water/ hard clutch peddle takes effort to drive/ low geared in first excessive road noise/ but not overly load managable.

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Great Work Truck And Great Off Road Vehivle — truck is awesome for its year ,,tremendouse factory power. great for hauling heavy loads or towing water craft. 4x4 awesome traction good off road not rough ride as most 4x4 pretty smooth off road.sound system is compatible for oem system, storage in interior is spacouse for a truck .nice storage under rear seats.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Mike writes:
1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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gets you where you need to be and can handle medium hauling tasks

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getting out dated

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Pretty Damn Nice For The Age — it moves around nicely, might not be the prettiest or the fastest but also rides nice and the stereo slams, nice and comfortable for someone 6 ft and under and gets pretty decent mileage especially on the high way also has a nice tight turn radius and no blind spots.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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count_yogi writes:
1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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size  capacity

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fuelmilage

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My Little Gas Suckin Work Horse — she runs great she pulls what i ask and it fits in my tiny driveway i hate filling the tank but it is worth it for the work it does.. i have all the cap. of a full size in a truck that still fits my driveway

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2008 Dodge Dakota Reviews

2008 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab. By Richard

I like the truck because it serves the purpose I bought it for, and still has some nice amenities. The only thing I would have enjoyed more about it was a 5 speed manual transmission, but they are pre... Read More

Perfect Combination Of Sporty And Workhorse By magnavette

A great color combination with the red body, black rims, and tinted windows. The lockable hard bed cover is perfect for keeping things dry and secure while camping, boating, or moving. The engine soun... Read More

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2007 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Clean, Dependable, Flame Read,pick-up. By Grandpa7

I like the ability to be able to run in 2 wheel drive most of the time and have the ability to get into 4 wheel when the snow blows. Great looking truck with the SXT strips and decal on the side. ... Read More

Best Truck Ever! By eells

We love this truck! We had no trouble hauling our children around, even in heavy snow. It has done everything we expected. The gas mileage wasn't pleasant, but it's a truck... what else would you e... Read More

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2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Nice Truck Wish It Didn't Have The Transmission Problems By Megan

great performance, build could be better been in the shop twice for the transmission love the appearance of both the exterior and interior gas guzzles like no ones business. It is fun to drive th... Read More

Excellent Little Chick Magnet By sunnygas

Great little fun to drive truck. Stick shift is extremely fun. Looks good, basically a chick magnet. Reliable and fair gas mileage for a truck. Not a man with a lot of words, so this will have to d... Read More

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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Truck- Ram Tough By mgrahamf8964

Love the looks of this vehicle and price point is excellent compared to other crew cabs out there. It has been very reliable and the maintenance cost are reasonable. I found my F150 to be too large fo... Read More

Power To Spare-magnum V-8 By horseygal

Big truck power-Sport truck handling-Luxury car ride. Was sister's truck and she passed on. Being a constant reminder, it needs to go to someone that needs reliable power and dependability in an Ameri... Read More

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2004 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Little Truck By Wolfknyte

I inherited this truck when my dad passed away. It is great for what it is; a small truck. I am just not all that fond of the styling or the size. I prefer something a little bit bigger. For anyon... Read More

All Around Great Truck To Own. By Steven

Props, it really gets up and goes for only having that little 4.7 in her. Gas mileage is terrible, but its a truck. It gives you that truck feeling with out the high placed seating from a Ford f ser... Read More

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