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1997 Dodge DakotaReview
Bradley writes:
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Crap trach terrridle bad miles rough driving and it is a damn dodge

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1997 Dodge DakotaReview
olivostown writes:
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Smooth ride, very economical, great dash info, nice design, Love the old body style.

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1997 Dodge Dakota Review
Dodgelover97 says:
I love the ram style dodge dakotas i own the 1997 base model v8 myself i have hauled horse trailers and hay bail trailers with no problem i recommend this truck for power,style,and handling its a beast i have the extended cab edition,if youre looking for more room i recommend the crew cab edition.
vs1995 Jeep Cherokee
1997 Dodge Dakota winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 1995 Jeep Cherokee worse.
"It looks tougher,yet more modern."
Back Seats Ranked 1995 Jeep Cherokee better.
"I had more room in the jeep only because the dakota wasnt crew cab edition."
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1997 Dodge Dakota Sport Club Cab RWDReview
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Good Truck To Keep For The Long Haul. — I've had the truck for 15 years. I've never had any "major" repairs done to it. I've replaced 3 iacs, two batteries and a heater core. All of the rest just regular wear and tear stuff. Living in the snowy north east, I know my next one will be 4 wheel drive. I just hope that Ford or Ram gets back in the mid sized market before this one dies. This one is running great, so I think I still have some time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Perfect size truck. Small enough so it's easy to park, but big enough to handle full sized loads.

Cons: The 1990's engine management system can have occasional "quirks"

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1997 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab RWDReview
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All In All, This Dodge Is Fun To Drive, Looks Good, And Has Never Left My Stranded... — The front end designs on these trucks are poor, much like the transmissions... Most of my maintenance revolves around those two issues and the charging system. Annoying as they are to fix, this truck has never left me stranded and always has started up for me every day. My friend's dad bought it new, then he bought it off of him, then sold it to me for $2,000 to help me out of a jam. I love a vehicle with history, especially a good one, so this truck is very valuable to me. I love looking at it and driving it. It's still showroom quality clean inside. It's was the best $2,000 I've ever spent! lol

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Cool body style, comfortable, nice drivabilty, room for cargo, great for towing.

Cons: Hard on fuel, small back seats. Small unassuming repairs are actually a pain at times.

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1997 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab RWDReview
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Love My Truck, Wouldnt Own A Different One. — I love everything about this truck except that the front seats dont lock in place sometimes. Other than that i wouldnt change alot about it. Oh yeah and the access to the back seat should be easier with maybe a 3rd door or something.

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

Pros: Its got a ton of power and torque! Lots of storage. Huge interior to be a smaller truck.

Cons: needs a 3rd door for easier access to back seat. front seats dont lock in place.

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1997 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab 4WDReview
Dustin writes:
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Its An Ok Vehicle For A Single Guy Or A Couple That Doesnt Have Kids — I love the fact that it is a mid sized truck with a 318 very powerful and it is also very comfortable in the front seats,i hate the gas mileage,the back seats are very uncomfortable not very reliable its almost to powerful for its own good it produces to much power for the stock parts and it breaks overall this truck is not very reliable for gorcery shopping but it can haul things very well and can pull a trailer pretty good

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love the fact that it is a mid sized truck with a 318 very powerful and it is also very comfortable in the front seats

Cons: i hate the gas mileage,the back seats are very uncomfortable not very reliable its almost to powerful for its own good it produces to much power for the stock parts and it breaks

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1997 Dodge Dakota Sport Club Cab 4WDReview
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Great Truck — Great truck if it could keep cool while off roading. Love the bullet proof 5.2L Magnum V8, quick acceleration and lots of torque for a 318. The tranny is not so hot though, I've not had any trouble but i've heard from many people that they can barely handle the stock power from the V8 let alone a modified motor.

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

Pros: Fast

Cons: Stock Radiator Is Too Small

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1997 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab 4WDReview
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3.5 Out Of 5 — All around and good reliable truck, fun to drive, sounds great. Comfortable and spacious inside, many accesories and perfect clarity for the sound system. Looks very nice and is very fun to drive. Built like a work truck and can go off roading almost anywhere

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

Pros: sick sound system

Cons: old

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1997 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab RWDReview
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I Will Buy Another One If I Am Able To. — I had been against Mopar products ever since I owned a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country mini van. I had a very bad experience with the quality of that vehicle. I had the opportunity to purchase the Dakota at a very reasonable price. I took it for a test drive and was very impressed. The truck had 181,000 miles on it and drove like it was new. I should have purchased one years ago.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: the handling and performance is outstanding.

Cons: The bumpers are very cheap and rusted thru.

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