Dodge Dakota Model Overview
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Dodge Dakota Questions
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How Do I Open Read Door On Club Cab When Mechanism Is Disabled?
Club cab (forward opening rear(2nd) door has connecting linkage broken, unscrewed or something so it no longer releases the latch at the top of the door. I can repair but have to get the door open t...
Replaced both oxygen sensors now engine light is on and I have to hold the gas pedal down to start also when I take off it doesn't wanna shift
I Got My Passenger Side Cv Axle Off And My New One Goes Back On Fine But Wo...
I Have A 02 Dodge Dakota It Runs Fine But Every So Often The Right Side Of ...
It starts cutting out and doesn't want to move and even if you put it in neutral it still does it and shakes the truck and gets close to stalling
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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.