(4.3) 10 reviews
MSRP: $442$6,646
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 17-22
Engine: 175-hp, 3.9-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: N/A
1997 Dodge Dakota


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Was there ever a time that pickup trucks were just simple workhorses, modern-day buckboards, as stylish as old work boots? There was, but it's long gone. Successful pickup trucks today are handsome and desirable as well as utilitarian. They must appeal as campus cruisers with comfort to operate as daily commuters. They must drive as well as cars, without losing their strength to ha... Read full review for the 1997 Dodge Dakota

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Worst vehicle I've ever owned.

by Rick3373 from Moab, UT on November 27, 2013

I've spent nearly as much money having this thing fixed as I paid for it. So far I have had to have the timing chain replaced, and the clutch replaced, I've changed the totally worn out spark plugs, a... Read Full Review

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