1988 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

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    1988 Dodge DakotaReview
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    1988 Dakota, My Best Purchase — i have this truck since 1988, i have to change the pick-up coil every 90000km the engine is original, never been overhaul, the 5 speeds transmission was change at 160000km, the differential was change at 15000km under the warranty afeter a few burnout, and again at 250000km, the yoke bolt came loose and it destroyed the gears inside, but overall i had my best years in that truck and i plan to rebuild it completely to bring it back like it was the day i bought it new. the performance was ok in first and second gear, but on the third fourth and fifth gear, it was poor, braking and handling was awsome with the heavy duty suspension and 15 inchs eagle gt tires, it took 15 years before the first rust hole on the body, and i never put any antirust on it it was a blast to drive on curvy road, and confortable ond bumpy road

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: my first new vehicule and never regret the purchase

    Cons: nothing

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    Good Ol' Truck That Never Dies — Performance of the truck is overall good it could use restoring and i plan on doing that when i get the money for it, Appearance of the truck is sortof bad the interior needs work, and the exterior needs some dent pulled out, Gas mileage is not to bad problly 15 mpg, it got lots of mileage on the engine about 169,130.

    Pros: its a truck

    Cons: gas mileage

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    Will Not Trade Or Sell It — the only thing i don't like about this truck is the fact that it is an automatic. other than that the truck is great. it has a stock 5 in lift sitting on thirty ones. this truck hopefully will have a bigger lift and be sitting on at least 37 by 12.5 inch tires when i get back from basic.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: having fun and hunting

    Cons: nothing

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    My Truck — New brake pads. Huge rust spots. Front and rear bumpers falling off. Eleven miles to the gallon. Twenty two gallon tank makes that a little better. Transmission going out. Basically it is a horrible truck that runs crappy. Not forgetting to mention the paint job four colors of crap... brown brown and brown... and rust.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: New brakes. Long bed.

    Cons: Transmission failing.

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    Dodge Pos — It is the slowest truck on the planet. It does have a great ladder rack. It smells of old cheap american engineering. I beat the crap out of it and its fun to drive. It is as old as i am .lol

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its was cheap

    Cons: Its shocks

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    1988 Dodge Dakota Sport — My Dakota is a great every day driver- It just has a lil 3.9 V6, black, single cab, short box, Auto. with bucket seats. Its no hot rod, but i like it and it gets the job done. Great lil truck.

    Pros: Great for little jobs here and there. Gets me around

    Cons: Could use a lil more power, but its a v6 what do you expect? lol

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    Haha — My hot rod its sporting a 3.9 liter v-6 engin that runs bout 3 quarts too low on oil... all the cylinders hit tho! Indestructable

    Pros: Indestructable

    Cons: A/C don't work and its a piece of crap

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    Best Truck I've Had — Great truck for the money I paid for it, lot's of power and a strong 4 wheel drive.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:25,000

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2010 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Good Truck For The Money By Saomiguelazores

    Good midsize truck,spacious inside,decent looks,good powerful engine so far nothing went wrong yet,just change oil,gas and its ready to go. Cons seems very light on the back the tires slip when i star... Read More

    2008 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    A Good Daily Driver For Light Jobs By Cory

    This is a great truck for light jobs such as moving appliances. It handles great for a truck and it is fun to drive. It is a bit under powered at 210 bhp and with a 4-speed automatic its not getting m... Read More

    2008 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab. By Richard

    I like the truck because it serves the purpose I bought it for, and still has some nice amenities. The only thing I would have enjoyed more about it was a 5 speed manual transmission, but they are pre... Read More

    2007 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Great Clean, Dependable, Flame Read,pick-up. By Grandpa7

    I like the ability to be able to run in 2 wheel drive most of the time and have the ability to get into 4 wheel when the snow blows. Great looking truck with the SXT strips and decal on the side. ... Read More

    Best Truck Ever! By eells

    We love this truck! We had no trouble hauling our children around, even in heavy snow. It has done everything we expected. The gas mileage wasn't pleasant, but it's a truck... what else would you e... Read More

    2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Work And Family Truck. By hombretto

    I am overall satisfied with this truck. It was great for family outings as well for carrying and hauling materials to work. The sporty dodge look will catch the eye. Paint and shine is still strong. T... Read More

    Nice Truck Wish It Didn't Have The Transmission Problems By Megan

    great performance, build could be better been in the shop twice for the transmission love the appearance of both the exterior and interior gas guzzles like no ones business. It is fun to drive th... Read More

    2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Great Midsize Truck Overall For The Price By Danielo00

    One thing that I liked about this truck is that it looks great. Another thing that I like is that this midtruck feels like I was driving a much larger truck. The truck has a strong engine and is rel... Read More

    I'm trying to get spare off and it won't be lowered to the ground as the manual says. Otherwise it is OK Just 69,000 miles. Front wheel drive went last year. Replaced this year under warranty. Lo... Read More

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