Dodge Dakota Model Overview

Dodge Dakota Questions

1991 Dodge Dakota V-8 Codes 12 2 12 254

these codes flashed I am not sure of the spacing for codes .

Interchangeable Parts

is the front end parts of 1998-1999 dodge dakota interchange with 2001 dodge dakota specificely bearings

What Transfer Cases Are Interchangeable For A 98 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.25 Spee...

I have a 98 dodge Dakota I wanted to know what years interchange for the transfer case for five speed transmission.

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Should I Buy A Dakota?

Ok so i'm looking at 1997-2000 Dakota's real heavily for my next vehicle. What kind of reliablity should i expect, fuel economy, should i even bother looking at those trucks? any opinion would apperci...

3.9 To What Can I Fit.!?

I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota two-wheel drive with the v6 mag 3.9. I'm wanting to know what I can bolt straight in to the motor mounts that are already there (the biggest motor) I got a still on the ...

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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