1994 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

1994 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Christopher writes:
1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

Power handling off road abilities and smooth ride

Cons

fuel cost although it depends on you drive it and what kind of mods u do

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Good — The power it has about 220 horse and the 4*4is good it'll get you where you wanna go it'll tow anything a full size truck will and haul just as much but it only has a six foot bed and it is a pretty comfy ride.

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

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kln17s writes:
1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

the big v8

Cons

lack of skid plates

kln17s
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Great Truck — great trucks had four of them they take lots of abuse,only had to replace the rear diff,looks good, drives good, comfy interior,gets about 750km to the tank of gas, very fun to drive make sure to get the v8 it makes the truck.

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

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Justin writes:
1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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you feel very safe in it

Cons

none

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Very Fun Especially In The Snow — I love this truck for driving in the winter cause i can just throw it into 4 wheel drive and just go. I don't like the 16 mpg part though and that forced me to buy my camaro which gets better gas milage.

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

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Mark writes:
1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB Review
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3

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Very nice drive

Cons

Starter

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Ver Nice Bad Starter — Just an all around good truck bad tires lol but very good truck for anything. The performance was eh and the cost was OMG. It was a very fun car to drive. I miss it dearly rest in peice truckie

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rudy writes:
1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Pros

It looks decent

Cons

to low

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It Gets Me Where I Needa Go. — I like my truck being 4x4.It dosen't go fast but it can haul the boat and wood.And keep going down the road.My truck dosen't get great gas mileage but it gets like 15 around town and like 22 on the highway.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Eric writes:
1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB Review
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3

Pros

potential is there for a cool little street truck

Cons

kind of old now, rough ride,

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Slam It With Some Newer R/t Rims And A 360magnum And You've Got Yourself A Contender... — fun truck, for a first truck it went pretty good for hauling around a full size four wheeler or the sled to camp.Gas mileage was probably around 18-19mpg with the auto tranny and a 3.9liter mag maybe 21mpg on the highway.. I liked the fact that the ball joints are huge on it but hate the price of the tool to change them.

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Marc writes:
1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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Old school style, manual, RWD

Cons

gutless four banger, rather rusty for age, a beater

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Blue — *Please note, not actual picture. Truck looked just like that, but blue, hence name.* It's four cylinder engine lacked balls, but the manual tranny helped move things along. Being a regular cab, short box, RWD truck, it was my favorite body style. The interior was nice and simple. For it's age, it had a bit too much rust on it. It had also seen better days, judging by all the dents, scrapes, busted grill, and cracked windshield.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Terry writes:
1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Power and sweet options

Cons

Takes a long time to warm up the cab

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Dakota Style — This is a sweet Truck! The 318 with fuel injection can really haul; ass and trash. Very versatile the SLT package with chrome wheels and two tone paint looks sharp on the town. Hook a load up to the receiver hitch and there is no problem with towing. 180,000 plus miles and still running strong.

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Jayme writes:
1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Extended cab and 4WD

Cons

Engines and Transmissons suck

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Great Truck For Little Money — It was a great little truck, fun to drive, and the extended cab was really nice when hauling people. It also had storage under the seats for a good place to keep quick reach tools and neccesities. Also the 4WD worked great alway went in easily and got you wherever ya needed to go. Downfall was the transmissions seem to go out on em very quickly and easily I put 4 of em in in the 8 years I had her, also the engines seem to be sluggish and get little power outta them

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

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Jeremy writes:
1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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power, and hauling power

Cons

gas mileage

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5.2 5 Spd Pick Up — I like the power, Love the low end torque, but you expect that out of a 5.2. It gets up and goes like it should and stops like it should. I love the handling, just get your foot off the gas in a turn unless you want the back end to kick out. I do hate the interior, blue? not for me too much blue. You tell me of a car that has almost 200,000 miles on it that hasnt needed a repair. The gas mileage isnt horrible but not fantasic, granted you can go buy a new full size and get the same gas mileage that mine has, 15-16 in the city on average and 21-22 on the highway. This is one of those pick ups when you tell it to do something its gonna do it while you keep it in perspective, it aint gonna be no baja racer but it will handle its own when it has to.

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

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1987 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Love This Truck By mnbrat

I have owned my dakota for 4 years now and i am in love with it. I had bought it off a family member who had had it since it was new. This thing has never left me stranded and because it is a carburat... Read More

Probably The Best Small Truck Of Its Era By CharlieM92

i own a 1987 Dakota, 2wd, 3.9L V6, 5spd. very nicely kept little truck, not a thing wrong with the interior. the body has 1 spot of rust about the size of your palm (now bondo and paint) has been a r... Read More

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1988 Dodge Dakota Reviews

1988 Dakota, My Best Purchase By Stephane

i have this truck since 1988, i have to change the pick-up coil every 90000km the engine is original, never been overhaul, the 5 speeds transmission was change at 160000km, the differential was change... Read More

Good Ol' Truck That Never Dies By Johnathon

Performance of the truck is overall good it could use restoring and i plan on doing that when i get the money for it, Appearance of the truck is sortof bad the interior needs work, and the exterior ne... Read More

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1989 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Grate Little Truck By Charles

i liked every thing, not really any dislikes truck drives grate solid after all these years ,built so i can work on it not vary many truck that could have lasted this long of the newer built ones, th... Read More

A Mediokre At Best Little Truck By Coronajeep

With enough blankets in the bed of the truck, you could actually lay down and sleep if you needed to, and it never did leave me stranded anywhere, but almost several times. horrible mileage & runningn... Read More

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1990 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Fun Little Truck. By Frederick

1990 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9 L V6, Automatic, 4 wheel drive. I bought this truck new in Pittsburgh, May 1990. The little truck drove very well in the snow(s) of Pittsburgh and I once (no ‘S**T) had 2... Read More

Money Pit By Bob

fast in a line, high build quality, great acceleration, not so great deceleration (always fun to see if it stops in time), looks dusty, costs too much to use, loud and lumpy cam, not much interior a... Read More

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1991 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Best Truck In The World By Colton

It is the perfect truck dont want another one for a long time. It handles good and it breaks good. It will get up and go if you want it to. I have had alot of fun and good memories in this truck. Read More

Lots Of Power In A Lil Truck By David

I picked this truck up for $600. im a scrapper and this truck can handle alot of weight for a lil truck. its got the v8 in it so it has plenty of power when u hit that throttle. unfortunatly its sitti... Read More

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