Dodge Dakota Model Overview
Used Dodge Dakota
Dodge Dakota Questions
I have a 2wd dodge dakota 3.9L club cab and i was wonder can i swap it out for the following and what adjustments would need to be made: 5.9L sport r/t engine, 5.7L hemi, or a SRT8 engine?
91 Dodge Dakota Electrical Problem?
My 91 dakota 5.2 4x4 will usually start and run fine. When it does run I can drive into town( about 30 miles). I park it and when I go to leave (could be 30 min to 4 hrs later it will start then d...
Dodge Dakota Idling And Dying
My dakota will start then idle down and die. I can pump the gas and it will stay running but if i hold the peddle down or let off it will die. I have replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter, and the idl...
It will die going down da road.then come on.back fires .when idel up and down
Why Does The Door Ajar Light Go On And Off
The door ajar light and bell keeps going on and off for no reason and also the dome acts up at the sane time? It seems to do it worst when it is wet out side.
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.