by elrandito on May 6, 2010 Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB
WOW! what a cool little truck. 5.2 ltr. motor has all kinds of power. easy to drive and a whole lot of fun.Eats 5.0ltr mustangs for lunch and camaros for dinner. abs bad in snow. tends to slide a little also. Very reliable. have replaced water pump and serpantine belt. working on this truck is a breeze.no confinements. highly recommend this truck. you wont regret it.
by dakotasport1 on Jul 25, 2006 Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB
i've had the truck for about 5 months and I love it.. I never owned a Dodge before. Had a Geo Tracker, but I hauled 2 cars to the salvage yard and a Bronco to the mechanics shop. The v6 has the snoot I want and the power I need. I haven't gotten it stuck in mud yet, but I have pulled other people out of the mud trying to follow me. It does stink on gas mileage though. I get maybe 16mpg in the city, but I don't care. It's fun to drive the hog. If someone wants a nice powerful small pickup, I would say grab life by the horns and get a Dodge.
by TJ Thompson on Jun 8, 2005 Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB
I bought this truck used with 10k on it. I've had it for 10 years and it's gotten me everywhere I've needed to go. It averages about 22MPG with the 2.5L 4 cyl and 5-speed tranny. It gets me back and forth 20 miles to work and handles what little cargo I do haul easily. It has the original clutch even after a couple of years in San Diego dealing with rush hour traffic. I had to replace the catalytic convertor at 50k, the AC compressor around 70k and the head gasket around 100k. The radio quit just recently and it needs a new headliner. Overall though it's been an efficient, reliable daily driver.
by R_Erickson on Aug 24, 2002 Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB
Have the 4 cyl sport in white, sharp
looker. Drive it like a truck, hard
and fast for 75,000 miles. Not a high
horsepower vehicle but fun to drive and
never felt underpowered hauling or
towing so long as you keep her in 4th.
by SabreWulf on Jul 21, 2002 Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB
This truck is built like a Dodge.
Unfortunately, an Untimely demise due
to a 50 mph rear-end collision did
manage to bend the frame enough to make
it uneconomical to repair. I never had
a problem with her, and tough? try
running automatic transmission fluid in
a Manual,(quality mechanic service) for
950 MILES with a 2000 lb trailer. yeah,
so i flushed the tranny three times
afterwards and tossed in a nice Hard
drive magnet to catch metal debris.
Never a failure, not even a clutch
change after 87,000 miles. Ran like a
dream. and Powerful for a V6. I loved
her to death.
Doug, it's great to hear that you are so happy with your new Dakota truck. Congratulations, and the best of luck. Thanks also for your kind comments regarding the forum and the people involved. Althou...
CB, I think that you and your wife made a good choice (especially since your wife persisted) in that you bought a Dakota. I love mine (2000 Quad) and it is my second Dakota (1995) and i have been very...
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