Dodge Dakota Model Overview
Used Dodge Dakota
Dodge Dakota Questions
Are The Parts On A 1996 Dakota Slt The Same As The 98 Slt?
I have a 98 Dakota SLT V8 4x4 with a bad transmission. I found a 96 SLT V* 4X4 that I can take the transmission from. Will it work?
2007 Dodge Dakotarom Dies While Driving.
2007 dodge dakota sometimes will not start. In my driveway,turning the key and the engine will not crank. Other times it will start but die anywhere from .5 to 5 miles later.
1995 Dokato Fuel Gauge
gas hand was on emty put in a new fuel pump my hand went to 3/4 has never moved even took off batterey cable still on 3/4 what can i do
2002 4wd Dodge Dakota Not Good On Snow...
I'm currently driving a 2002 Dodge Dakota. It's a rear wheel drive but has the switch to go four wheel drive. 4WD seems to be working because the switch light is steady (and doesn't blink like some ...
What Happened To Stereo Or Truck?
i installed an aftermarket stereo in my 2007 Dakota and forgot to plug in the airbag indicator located in the dash section removed to get at the stereo. i plugged it back in without disconnecting th...
Older Dodge Dakota
About the Dodge Dakota
As Goldilocks would say, the Dodge Dakota is just right. Dodge introduced it as a compromise between their compact trucks, which had limited hauling capacity, but were easy to handle, and it's full-size Ram, which had the powerful towing and hauling capacity, but could feel bulky and unwieldy behind the wheel.
Enter the Dodge Dakota in 1987, which fell somewhere in between. The first pickup to feature a V8 engine, and the first to offer rack and pinion steering, the Dakota's horsepower, 4WD option, and aggressive styling suited those who used it as a workhorse, but its durability appealed to families looking for an alternative to a minivan.
Over the years, the Dakota evolved into more of a family truck without giving up any of its engine power, available in a V6 or a V8. The cab had always been roomy for front seat passengers, with controls that were easy to read and operate and storage room between and under seats. The introduction of a four-door Dakota and a lengthened cab (achieved by shortening the bed length) to seat three people comfortably in back placed it firmly in the family car realm. The heavy-duty suspension, precise handling, and unpenetrable sturdiness of the Dakota made it comfortable for transporting family, while the V8 engine and the 6.5-foot bed made it ideal for transporting cargo.
Owners love their Dakotas for the combination of look, feel, reliability, and strength. The biggest gripe is with the poor gas mileage, but really, it is a truck after all.