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Do Dodge Dokota's Guzzle Gas

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1999 Dodge Dakota Driver Front Door Trim Panel Has Come Loose And Is Stuck

First, it was cold & my window wouldn't roll down. I turned the crank to much & the window came off the track. I tried to take off the Door Trim Panel but, was stuck when it came to removing the windo...

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What Kind Of Differential Does The 1988 V6 Rear Wheel Drive Have? Open Or L...

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Car Dying, Now Not Starting. What Is Happening?

I have a 1992 Dodge Dakota v8 with 162k miles. Recently it started randomly dying while driving. It would usually start up right away, but sometimes I would have to let it sit a bit. Come this morn...

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Why Can't I Get The Check Engine Light To Turn Off N Stay Off

2001,Dakota just had to replace computer been idliling high most of the time light goes on and off went to autozone they tested it said a sensor was bad changed it and that made it worse. I unplugge...

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Older Dodge Dakota

1992 Dodge Dakota Overview
1992 Dodge Dakota
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1992 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1991 Dodge Dakota Overview
1991 Dodge Dakota
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1991 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1990 Dodge Dakota Overview
1990 Dodge Dakota
40 pictures
1990 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1989 Dodge Dakota Overview
1989 Dodge Dakota
67 pictures
1989 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1988 Dodge Dakota Overview
1988 Dodge Dakota
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1988 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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1987 Dodge Dakota Overview
1987 Dodge Dakota
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1987 Dodge Dakota reviews:
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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.