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1996 Dodge Dakota

Dodge Dakota Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Dodge Dakota

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  • What's New for 1996

    America's first midsized pickup, the 1996 Dodge Dakota gets a more powerful standard four-cylinder engine, revised sound system, and three new colors.

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Customer Reviews

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Great truck!

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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!




Dakota sport

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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.




Best beast

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab SB

OIL CHANGE EVER 4500 MILES OTHER THAN THAT I PUT A WATER PUMP IN IT WHICH COST $330.00.



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What's New for 1996

America's first midsized pickup, the 1996 Dodge Dakota gets a more powerful standard four-cylinder engine, revised sound system, and three new colors.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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