Dodge Dakota Model Overview
Used Dodge Dakota
Dodge Dakota Questions
Fog Lights On Dodge Dakota How To Turn Them On
I have fog lights but don't know where switch is
Will Drive But Accelerates Extremely Slowly+ Rough Idle
Truck will start but has a really rough idle have to tap the gas for about 30 min before it stays alive on its own. When i drive, it does not want to accelerate at all. takes about half a mile to ...
I Put My Truck In Gear And It Won't Move.
I checked the fluids and it looks good. Sometimes it go and other times it won't. This just started today.
1989 Dodge Dakota Has A Constant High Idle. What Besides The Choke Or Throt...
It appears the GPS is not functioning correctly but I'm gonna go qualify that right now..
Brake Lights Keep Blowing Fuse
I have a 98 dodge Dakota all the lights work besides the brake lights they keep blowing a fuse no idea what to do like I said all other lights are fine
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Dodge Dakota Overview
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.