Dodge Dakota Model Overview
Used Dodge Dakota
Dodge Dakota Questions
On my 2000 Dodge Dakota quad cab. The passenger side window will not move when I crank it. What is the cause. And what are the steps to fixing the problem myself
My Truck Is Doing The Same Thing As Red Beard Said His Was Doing
Start than sometimes die, but when it does Start AND RUN it'll do The same thing like i said Red Beard had problems with Exactly The Same Problems. Replaced the exhaust Today Just Because it neede...
1997 Dodge Dakota Spark Problem
I have a 1997 dodge dakota that i have replaced the distibutor cap and rotor button, pick up module in cap, coil, crank position sensor, and ecm and it still will not start. It has no spark at all h...
What Are The Different 4wd Shift Selections Used For And What Should I Keep...
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.