1997 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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    65

    Not Bad For A Fisrt Vehicle Looks Great It Can Pull A Flats Boat. Id Recommend Getting One — Its fun to drive had to replace the engine and clutch gas milleage isn't great its black color fade like you wouldn't belive has a tunnel cover that looks like crap i don't want it but my dad does it'll spin the tires but its horrible to drive in the rain if you dont have new tires

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

    Pros: its a stick

    Cons: its slow

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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    45

    Eh — point a to point b vehicle. its a 4cyl so its slow, but it gets 25 mpg's! solid truck only problem in 2 years is a busted a/c compressor. i put 215/55/16's shoes on her so now she handles like a car.she can be a little tail happy in the rain, but that just adds to the funn factor.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: reliable

    Cons: 4 cyl

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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    25

    Shes A Beaut — 2in lift, 383 v8 , dua catbackl flowmaste exhaustr, 15in custom subwoofer box, 285 wide, 35in mudders, new paint job, K&N all around, 26 highway, 10 city, faster than hell, JVC Deck newly installed, Pioneer speakers all around, 15 inch kicker subwoofer

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: badass

    Cons: gas mileage

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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    35

    Great Vehicle — it is a small truck that gets great fuel milage. it is not that fast and does not have a lot of power. it has a 5 speed transmission and 2.5 L V-6 engine.it is a great vehicle to own

    Pros: great fuel millage for a truck

    Cons: not much power or speed

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    35

    Tuff Little Truck — This truck has done some pretty astonishing things.

    Pros: powerful for as little as it is

    Cons: gas milage

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB Review
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    45

    It's Different Than Most Vehicles — This is a good truck. I've put a lot of work into it and it still has a ways to go but as it is right now it's definitely fast for a truck and it looks good plus it can still haul, tow and get me from point A to B in most terrains.

    Pros: 5.2L V8 (with lots of modifications), hard to break, gets lots of stares

    Cons: It has to be smogged and it has bad bump steer.

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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    35

    This Model Was The Pre- Rt — This was an excellent vehicle for me. Had the V8 318 engine. No major problems in the 5 years of ownership.

    Pros: All round Great Truck!!

    Cons: Bumper started to rust.

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab LB Review
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    35

    Study Dependable And Fun — this truck can go when you need it to. the ride quality is awesome. its not bad on gas either

    Pros: roomy, preformance is good

    Cons: on this one space for passengers

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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    Well Worth It!!!! — This truck has been exelent. I have driven this truck over 200000km and I have had only one thing happen to it. the belt started to squel at about 197000km so I took it back to the dealer for the first time lol they did not even have my name on file anymore. they where so impresed they fixed the truck for free(Belt Tensioner)since i have driven it 10000km with no other problems. Im not exactly easy on it either like it goes muding and mountain climbing once and a while.

    Owner for 10 years, 2 months

    Miles Driven per Year:20,000

    Pros: Handeling & 4x4 capability is beyond respectable

    Cons: Fuel econemy

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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    Poor Girl Has No Umph!!! — First of all whoever did the interior design... I hope they were FIRED. The drink holder is right next to the stick shift, every time you shift it hits the drink, knocking it over most times. Even cans! Second of all she has no guts.

    Owner for 3 years, 9 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: So far has been very reliable.

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    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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