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2006 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 17 reviews
Some buy it for its sinister big-rig look. Some for its V8 Magnum power. Some buy it to haul kids. Some to haul wood. Whatever reasons they buy it, people love the Dodge Dakota, a mid-size truck with grander aspirations. After going through a big redesign in 2005 that made it the biggest, roomiest, and most powerful truck in its class, the 2006 Dodge Dakota adds a few new trim packages.
The Dakota is available only in 4-door Club or Quad cab. The Quad cab trades cargo space for rear passenger room, with a 5.3-foot bed compared to the 6.5-foot Club Cab bed. Trim options include the ST, SLT, and Laramie. SLT adds a body-colored front bumper, power windows and locks, keyless entry, and fog lights to the base ST model. The Laramie adds leather seats and Satellite radio. Looking to get off the beaten path or scare some cows? For off-roading fans, the 2006 Dakota offers the TRX and TRX4 packages. The 2WD TRX features off-road tires and monotube shocks, and the 4WD TRX4 adds skid plates and anti-slip differential.
The Night Runner package comes with the SLT and is basically for cruising the city streets at night with its all-black exterior, blacked out grille, and 17-inch chrome wheels that scream for attention. The newly-returned R/T features the 4.7-liter, 260-hp High Output V8 engine, hood scoops, and chrome exhaust tips.
New options for 2006 are curtain side airbags and a sunroof in Quad Cabs. Midyear on the Club Cabs, the rear doors open wider than 90 degrees for easier loading access. Engine options remain at 3.7-liter, 210-V6, the 4.7-liter, 230-hp V8, and the High Output V8.
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Dodge Dakota Questions
My 06 Dakota Has A New Front Drive Shaft. Now I Have To Stop And Put It In ...
I just replaced a broken front drive shaft on the 06 Dakota. The replacement won't disengage unless I stop and put the tranny in reverse. Never had to do this before with any of my 3 Dakotas. Is thi...
How To Change Fuel Filter
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Serpentine Belt Slides Off Of The Fan.
My truck started to overheat yesterday and so I thought it was a problem until I opened the hood. Noticing the belt has slid off the fan I reassembled the belt and turned on the truck to make sure eve...
2006 Dodge Dakota 4wd Ratcheting Noise Up Front When Taking Off While In 4w...
When I have the truck in 4WD and accelerate from stop sign or red light, there is a ratcheting sound. it seems to go away after I get going. Like something is slipping initially. I jacked the truck up...
Upgrade To A 2006 4.7l Dakota
I've got 175k on my Dakota and am seeing signs of the engine going south. I'd like to get a beefier engine. Would the hemi from the Durango work or should I seek another option?