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...
5 spd, good ground clearance, strong V6.
I would have liked the V8 better. Not
available in 1993?