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1999 Dodge Dakota Overview
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Based on 42 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
Battery Died To Leaving Headlights On, Now Check Engine Light On?
Left lights on, battery died of course. Received a jump and had to press the gas pedal to start and to keep running. Shouldn't have had to do that because she has electronic fuel injection. Took the w...
My Dodge Dakota Starts Then Dies
I go to start my truck and it will start then die. If I start it and push the gas it will run but if I let off the gas it dies. I ran kept my foot on the gas and put it and drove it for a while and ...
Does Anyone Know The Length Specs And Diameter Of The Rear Driveshaft/prope...
I have a 99 dakota. ext cab. 5.2, 4wd. 9.25 rear-end. Broke a u-joint on the front slip yoke shot my driveshaft out the back flying across the highway off the bridge into who knows. Need to get a cu...
When Im Driving The Truck Boggs Down Like Its Getting To Much Fuel Or Not E...
Heater Blows Cold Air
I have a 99 Dakota Sport 3.8. In December the heater started going out on it. I have full air flow on all settings, (air, vent, defrost). When it started in Dec, it would only blow hot air on fan ...