The money pit that wouldn't quit
The Dodge Dakota was nothing special. Just a mid sized truck. Like most dodge trucks from the 90's it had a bulletproof engine that could most likely last a million miles. Now only if the rest of the truck could have lasted half as long then maybe Toyota would have had a run for their money. If you are the kind of person that does not mind running around in a truck that has A/C and a Radio that are just for looks and may or may not break down on you depending on the amount of duct tape and zip ties you have stashed in the back seat. You have found a winner!
Worst vehicle ever!
In the first 12 years I owned the vehicle, it went through 3 timing chains, a complete AC rebuild and about 16 sets seized of front calipers. Got tired of throwing money at it and parked it 10 years ago. Though it still runs and drives, It's just yard art now. I'm too scared to put it back on the road, or sell it, because it's just going to be a dangerous money pit for somebody,as the brakes can't be upgraded to work properly. So I'll just let it rust in peace.
it is good on gas and good for work. we pulled a tire and rim that was stuck in the ground out. Its good to ride around in
GREAT LOVE IT
ok so this car was baught for me cause im a 16 year old but tat dosent mean that i dont love it the paint is still their gets decent mpg had to fix some things but its awsome you feel good when u drive this truck its a good time plus if you ever get this truck in bad condition make shure you have the owners manual cause you can literaly build it from the ground up
Most reliable truck (or car) I've owned
I bought this truck new, a WT (8' bed) with the 3.9. It has 110,000 miles on it now, I've used it for construction, driven cross country - Mass to Wash - 6 times, once with a canoe on the camper top, once towing a Geo - and it has never stranded me, never not started, still has original engine, clutch, tranny and exhaust system. With the 3.9 engine has plenty of power, quick off the line and got (not anymore) 24 mpg. With the rack & pinion it handles better than a lot of sedans. This was a great truck. Too bad they don't make 'em with the real bed anymore.