by FourDakotas on Mar 14, 2006 Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Dakota 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I purchased it with 165K miles two years ago. Truck had been neglected and vandalized prior, but has never failed us in 14K miles. 3.9 L still uses no oil, drives fine, just a great, dependable truck. It has lived a hard life before I bought it, and has some rust. But here in Michigan, most of the '93 S-10s and Rangers are rusted away, and the '93 Japanese pickups were rusted away and worn out years ago. Where does JD Power get these "2 of 5" mechanical ratings? These trucks are bulletproof--at least all four of mine have been. One more reason to Buy American--or at least try something other than GM junk before you send your hard earned GDP to Asia.
by Robert Dunbar on Feb 23, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Dakota 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I bought this truck about a year ago. I am very pleased with the truck overall, it really can haul with the Magnum V8. The only problems I've had was a wire that wore through to the transmission, but I fixed that no prob, and a transmission oil leak. The factory sound system was pretty much shot, so I replaced it. It has a silly slide out cupholder on the passenger's side of the dash, and the center console is poorly made. If you have one, put at least 30 inch tires on it, it looks like it's been lifted two inches for a few bucks.
by Hugh319 on Jul 4, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Dakota 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
My Dakota is a 4x4 extended cab with a
locking shell over the bed. It is the
3.9L V6 and 5 Spd manual tranny. I have
used it as a work truck for my Handyman
business and as a 4x4 to explore
reasonably tough 12 to 13000' Rocky
Mountain 4 wheel drive passes. We have
also used it to pull a 1500 lb poptop
camping trailer over 7000 miles. That
was a breeze! It has also been used in
the business to pull heavily laden
utility trailers. I once pulled our
3600 lb travel trailer for about a
hundred miles to get it repaired. That
was about 120% of what it could do
well. that means that we were down to
2nd gear on a 3 mile 7% grade at about
25 MPH... Not fun...
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