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By MW Maker
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1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I bought the Dakota new back in 1997. I now have almost 150k miles with nothing but standard maintenance required. I have had a problem with the speakers since I bought it and the dealership could never figure it out. Other than this one issue the truck has served me well over the past decade.


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Never Again
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By Phillie
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1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Never again will I purchase a Dodge product after this truck. I had the truck in the shop more in the first two years that my other vehicle has been in the ten years I have owned it. Not only does the truck lack quality, but the service at the Raymond Dodge Service Center is horrible. Talk about unfriendly people.


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I do like the way the trucks exterior looks.


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1997 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab
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By Hurley
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1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Have had only one problem - catalytic converter went out before 100K mile warranty. Timing belt (or chain) has always made a slight clicking noise, but has never hindered the operation of the truck. Absolutely love this truck; in my opinion, have had no big problems, not even small ones like a headlight or tail light going out.


Best Features

Body style - Dodge has it licked. Very comfortable interior, except full sized adult in back seat. Not a true compact truck - very roomy inside as well as bed.


Worst Features

With the new Quad Cab model, my only suggestion is taken care of - more room in the back seat.


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Dakota is a great truck
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By Scotar
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1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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V8 is a necessity, a lot of power with it. Interior is very comfortable. Ride and handling are very good with new tires, just good with worn tires. This vehicle is terrible in 2 wheel drive on snow and rain for accler. Fuel economy is the worst for this size truck. I avg 13 mpg and nothing is wrong with the truck. Infinity stereo sounds pretty good as stock. After 30K miles I have not had a single problem. I have had 1700 lbs in the bed several times with no problem.


Best Features

Power, comfort, and dependability


Worst Features

Gas mileage is terrible


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