Dodge Dakota Model Overview
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Dodge Dakota Questions
1992 Dodge Dakota Turns Over, Doesn't Start
1992 Dodge Dakota V-6 Changed alternator a week or two ago as it was making some crazy noise. Put gas in it two days ago, ran fine, stopped at a stop sign, had to hold foot on gas to keep it running...
I Have A 97 Dodge Dakota What Other Motor Will Interchange If Any?
My Motor is soon ready to go and someone was telling me that other motors will interchange and would like to make sure which ones if there is any Thank You
My 1998 Dodge Dakota Sport Lost All Power
I can get to 2000rpm. changed cap rotor plugs and wires my friend has a computer for reading codes says random multiple misfire. Still no change what could b the problem?
Can I Use An 78 A-904 In My 2wd 3.9 Liter 88 Dakota To Replace The Original...
Why Does Truck Stall While Driving
truck stalls out while driving down the road
Older Dodge Dakota
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.