2006 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2006 Dodge Dakota Overview

Some buy it for its sinister big-rig look. Some for its V8 Magnum power. Some buy it to haul kids. Some to haul wood. Whatever reasons they buy it, people love the Dodge Dakota, a mid-size truck with grander aspirations. After going through a big redesign in 2005 that made it the biggest, roomiest, and most powerful truck in its class, the 2006 Dodge Dakota adds a few new trim packages.

The Dakota is available only in 4-door Club or Quad cab. The Quad cab trades cargo space for rear passenger room, with a 5.3-foot bed compared to the 6.5-foot Club Cab bed. Trim options include the ST, SLT, and Laramie. SLT adds a body-colored front bumper, power windows and locks, keyless entry, and fog lights to the base ST model. The Laramie adds leather seats and Satellite radio. Looking to get off the beaten path or scare some cows? For off-roading fans, the 2006 Dakota offers the TRX and TRX4 packages. The 2WD TRX features off-road tires and monotube shocks, and the 4WD TRX4 adds skid plates and anti-slip differential.

The Night Runner package comes with the SLT and is basically for cruising the city streets at night with its all-black exterior, blacked out grille, and 17-inch chrome wheels that scream for attention. The newly-returned R/T features the 4.7-liter, 260-hp High Output V8 engine, hood scoops, and chrome exhaust tips.

New options for 2006 are curtain side airbags and a sunroof in Quad Cabs. Midyear on the Club Cabs, the rear doors open wider than 90 degrees for easier loading access. Engine options remain at 3.7-liter, 210-V6, the 4.7-liter, 230-hp V8, and the High Output V8.

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    wjohnson17
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    How Do I Change Out My Driver's Side Mirror W/assembly On My 2006 Dodge Dak...

    My mirror & the housing on the mirror were knocked off leaving a stub sticking out from the door of where the mirror & its housing were held. Does this stub also come out or how do I replace the mirro...

    4 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    GageTate
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    Why

    why would there be water in my oil for

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    George Chrisman
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    I Have A 2006 Dodge Dakota V 6 Can I Swap It Out With A 2005 V 8 Tranny

    2005 V8 transmission out of a Dodge Dakota fit a 2006 V6 Dodge Dakota

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    George Chrisman
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    I Have A 2006 Dodge Dakota V 6 Can I Swap It Out With A 2004 V 8 Tranny

    I want to swap tranny out of 2006 v6 with a 2004 v8

    1 view with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    amonroy71
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    Transmission Fluid

    how many quarts does my truck take?

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