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Average User Score
4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 44 reviews
1999 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 44 reviews
The 1999 Dodge Dakota, like its predecessor, kept the four trim models -- base, Sport, SLT, and R/T. The R/T, the "sports truck," broadcast its performance image by sporting race-car striping and body-colored bumpers. All models came in regular or extended Club Cab, with a standard 2.5-liter, 120-hp engine, with options for a 3.9-liter V6 that put out 175 horsepower, a 5.2-liter V8 that put out 225 hp, or the burly 250-hp, 5.9-liter V8. The R/T model came standard with the 5.9-liter engine.
All trims except the R/T received 15-inch wheels (the R/T had 17-inch) and improved brakes for 1999. AWD models came with a redesigned rack and pinion system. The Dodge Dakota was the first pickup truck to feature rack and pinion when it was introduced in 1987.
Most changes to the 1999 Dodge Dakota were in its option package, including a redesigned overhead console, an express driver's side power window, and a second set of radio controls on the steering wheel.
The Dakota remained popular as both a truck and a second family car, since it combined the comfort and easy drivability of a compact truck with the power and hauling capacity of a full-size. Although the back seat can really only fit children, animals, or additional cargo, the front of the cab is spacious, with a well-laid-out dash featuring large controls. Drivers love the power of the 5.9-liter V8 engine, though not the gas mileage, and there have been reports of numerous repairs, particularly with the ball joints. That said, many drivers keep their Dakotas for a long time.
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Dodge Dakota Questions
I Have A 1999 Dodge Dakota. I Was Driving And The Speedometer Just Stopped ...
I have changed the output speed sensor on the transmission. My son was driving my truck and the speedometer just stopped working. What could be the problem?
My 99 Dodge Dakota Fan Won't Stop When Truck Is Off
So My Truck Is Steadily Dripping Oil From The Top Rear Of The Motor I Cant ...
im guessing its leaking from somewhere near the oil pressure sending unit... after my last oil change the oil gauge started to bounce back and forth from 0 to about 50 while i was driving and now toda...
Can Anyone Help Me Figure Out What Is Wrong With My Power Steering In My 19...
I have replace the rack and Pinion a number of time in the past couple of months one was the wrong rack one blew a seal and the other one was old and leaking. Also have replace the hoses and the ...
What Model Transmission Do I Have They Make Two And I Don't Know Which One ...
1999 dodge dakota sport 5.2. Auto transmission with overdrive. Has cruise control