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1994 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab - Consumer Reviews

1994 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab

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By Dad
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Vehicle

1994 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

This has been a reliable truck, with no major problems. Never had any engine or transmission work. It is a good balance between a car and a full-sized truck, especially if you don't need to pull a large trailer.


Best Features

Easy entry/exit, good size bed for hauling most everything.


Worst Features

None.


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Extremely reliable!
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By jrwahlst
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1994 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I bought my '94 Dakota (w/3.9L V6)
with 120,000 miles on it about 3 years
ago, and have had absolutely no major
problems. I'm now up to 155,000 miles
and still going great!
I've been very pleased with how
reliable this vehicle has been. I'm
in Minnesota and have had it parked
outside in well below zero temps and
it always starts right up. I'm no
great car expert, but it's been really
solid for me. The paint's been fine,
too, unlike some reports I've heard.


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best all around
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By squierian
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1994 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

This is a great truck. I've had it for
almost for years, and the guy who had
it before me babied it. I've had a
little bit of trouble with the
radiator, and have replaced at least
one cv joint, but not too many more,
and a wiper bushing. The air
conditioner is excellent. I can push
upwards of 320 miles to about 17
gallons, and have used this truck for
work and play. The exterior is in
agreable condtion, the only blemishes
in the forms of dings and scratches.
The headliner has been sagging, but I
can live with that. I like it because
it's in between the compact s-10's and
the large f-150's.


Best Features

I so abuse the cruise control! The cab is huge! I can get in there and move around a 4x12 guitar amp with ease. The bench seat is great.


Worst Features

I would say a slightly smaller engine... I mean, I can appreciate the power, but 3.9 liters is a bit excessive... maybe 3.2? Also, because ther is so much space in the engine compartment, it takes forever to get the heat going, but it works out well, 'cuz it doesn't overheat.


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94 Dakota SLT V8
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By BJCjr
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1994 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Vehicle has been extremely reliable
since buying new. Chrysler repainted
vehicle due to paint peeling after
warranty expired, but had to work
through dealer and regional rep to get
it completed. Gas Gauge sending unit
has been replaced 4 times, still doesn't
work sometimes, A/C won't hold charge,
Chrysler can't find problem. Radiator
leaked less than 2 years after owning,
finally replaced after 6 years.


Best Features

Electric mirrors, powerful V8, comfortable ride, room for 6 adults (not on long trip), plenty of cargo space, has been very reliable vehicle.


Worst Features

Could improve on gas mileage, average summer mileage 18+, winter 12.


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Work Truck
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By SWC
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1994 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

It really is a comfortable vehicle,
rides well and mine has every option
so it has neat toys. However the
build quality is terrible (such as my
headliner caving in, the paint falling
off, the interior fading to 4
differant shades of grey plus my
dashboard turning blue). It has been
driven hard and it is almost 10 years
old, so I do expect things to go
wrong... it just seems to happen more
often then it should. As for safety,
it's built like a tank... I wouldn't
even consider a 1997 or newer because
they are like tinfoil with plastic
bumpers. Overall, I will keep this
truck until I can get a nice old
Toyota Tundra Quad-Cab at a reasonable
price...


Best Features

Overhead Console & Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror.


Worst Features

Too many to list... But think of the Toyota Tundra...


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