Dodge Dakota Model Overview

Dodge Dakota Questions

1994 Dodge Dakota Engine Shut Off

Engine cuts off when it gets warm

Got 1988 Dodge Driver Side Tail Lights.

In need of help a 1988 tail light n driver side out. Changed bulbs on both sides .checked fuses in truck... What next ...

Dodge Dakota Beds

Can a 2002 Dodge Dakota (Sport) bed fit or mount to a 2006 Dodge Dakota (SLT)?

1991 Dodge Dakota

I need to know a part name of the whole hose system 13 and 6

Rearend Swap

Will a 1999 Dodge Dakota sport 3.9v6 rearend fit in a 2001 Dodge Dakota crew cab rearend

Older Dodge Dakota

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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.

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