by barobot on Feb 27, 2012 Vehicle: 1994 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
im 15 and this truck was my first car
i bought it for 1500 on 11/12 with 156000 miles and counting.
it has a pretty good sized rust hole in the passenger door and is kind of loud. the gas guage doesnt work and the paint is peeling on the roof but is no prob, this truck pulls like a fullsize truck and i average about 12 mpg in the city. it is faster than anything weve owned and is more roomy than our ranger or our old s10. i wouldnt get rid of it untill i die. if you are looking for a used truck for around 2500, this is what you should get! but dont get any of the second generation ones, there junk.
by hud on Apr 27, 2010 Vehicle: 1994 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I bought my Dakota off a lease in 1996 with 24k and still drive it everyday (14 years, 130k). It is now pretty old but overall has held up fairly well. Many problems with drivetrain seals leaking and the ball joints only lasted to 80k. The biggest problem has been the paint, it started falling off in 2004 and now one side of the box is missing most of it's paint. Also lost paint along the roof line. Turns out this was a defect from Dodge in the primer, but they would not warranty it. The poor paint will likely be the reason I sell it in the near future, it still has a lot of miles left, but it is no longer anything to look at. No MAJOR problems, besides paint in 14 yrs of ownership.
by James Strange on Feb 22, 2004 Vehicle: 1994 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I bought this car cheap and it's great.
The interior design is good, with a
large glovebox and wood panneling it's
very large and comfortable. The infinity
sound system is ambient with nice base
for stock. The V8 is powerfull but a bit
slow on the takeoff. It has a lot of
pulling power for the size of the truck.
The 4WD is great.It got me out of a
ditch in two feet of snow.The extended
cab is larger than one would expect.I've
put 50,000 of it's 143,000 miles on it
and I hav'nt had any engine or
transmission problems with it yet.(just
ware and tare stuff like hood latches
and brake callipers.) One of the most
comfortable and reliable cars I've ever
owned for so low a price.
by djd1212 on Jun 15, 2003 Vehicle: 1994 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I bought this truck new in late 1993.
It still just keeps going and going.
Very few problems, quality higher than
expected. Very good ride, more power
than I need. Engine & transmission
are still very smooth. I guess I'll
have it another 10 years.
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