by Dave on Aug 28, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab SB
I've had my '96 Dakota for 8 years, and it still looks and runs great with 98,000 miles on it. I've replaced the water pump and the A/C system (I live in Florida), and I've made cosmetic repairs to the interior. The 4 cyl. engine does not burn or leak oil, and the 5-speed transmission shifts smoothly and is fun to drive. The original factory white paint still looks great. I drive it almost every day, and it is still excellent transportation. With the tough plastic bed liner, this is a VERY rugged and dependable truck!
by mopar guy on Apr 17, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab SB
2.5 ltr 5spd Great truck, no special
repairs other than regular wear/tear,
first 5 yrs of ownership cost $600 for
repairs, not bad!! Easy to work on
with 2.5 and no a/c, you can stand in
the engine compartment to work on it.
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