Dodge Dakota Model Overview
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Dodge Dakota Questions
Will The Hood From A 96 Dodge Ram 4x4 Fit A 97 Dodge Dakota Sport? What Ho...
Looking for a spare hood and grille section for my 97 Dodge Dakota, and found a 96 Dodge Ram 4x4 hood on craigslist for a decent price. I was wondering if this could be a straight swap or not?
Where Is The Radio Fuse On A 1996 Dodge Dakota Sport
Aloha, Looken For Some Help. Woundering If Can Swap Blown 03 4x4 Manual 4....
Car Has No Elctrical Output
the vehicle engine stops running and has no electrical output , gages stop registering and engine continue to turn over ,and battery has power but car will not start
3.7 Dodge Dakota Starts Skipping At 83 Degrees
Truck runs great but starts skipping at 83 degrees and hotter. I have replaced fuel injectors, plugs and coil packs.
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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.