1999 Dodge Dakota Review | Edmunds.com

1999 Dodge Dakota

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 17/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Dodge Dakota

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Tight turning circle. Ram styling. Roomy cab. Optional V8 engine. Optional four-wheel ABS. Standard rear-wheel ABS.

  • Cons

    No third door option.

  • What's New for 1999

    Solar Yellow paint is now available for the 1999 Dodge Dakota. Other un-pickuplike refinements include an express down feature for the driver window, extra storage space for cassettes or CDs, and remote radio controls on the steering wheel.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Pretty darn good so far

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

Found a gem on craigslist last March and bought a 99 Dakota sport extended cab with 17k original miles (hard to believe but true). All good so far - driven it 5K miles in 9 months and a few oil changes is all the maintenance/repairs thus far. Winter has hit here in WI and an extra 300-400 pounds in the back and traction in manageable around town. Gas mileage leaves something to be desired but I knew that buying a truck. Mine has topper and bedliner and is pretty basic (no power windows or locks - am/fm stereo). Great to haul the kids baseball gear around in the summer and help friends move stuff when they ask!




Dakota 4cyl

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

I bought my Dodge Dakota with 70,000 miles on it. I jumped into buying it. It has the 2.5 L 4 cylinder engine that is expected to carry over 3500 pounds. I have a difficult time getting up to speed and fill I am going to get run over. And with a 4 cylinder I only average 18 mpg that is unbelievably low. But besides having no power, the truck has needed both upper and lower ball joints, radiator at 80,000 miles, the crankshaft sensor at 85,000 miles, the front seal went out at 91,000 miles so I spent over 1,200 dollars in two years in repairs. But at the moment I have 107,000 miles on it and it is finally running good, but I am still not getting anywhere fast.




Dodge dakota

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

Overall this truck has served me well. The power isn't too bad, interior comfort is pretty good. Reliability has been good. The market value stinks though.




All you could ask for

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

The truck has been solid if not spectacular during my ownership of about 85,000 miles. If it has received $1000 in repairs, that would be a lot. The cat was replaced early on (covered by warranty), and the alignment went awry early such that I only got 15,000 miles out of the two front stock tires (alignment fix was warranty). Other than that, no serious issues to report. Power with the V6 is good with some pep when you need it, and MPG has been right around 20 with a bias toward highway miles.




A great pickup

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

If you're in the market for a mid sized truck the Dodge Dakota is an excellent choice. I disagree the unhappy reviews. Most people don't write reviews if they are satisified. I've had my truck for over a year, and although I have replaced a few things, the truck's overall performance and features well make up for the repairs you may need to do. The truck's size is far less bulky than that of the full size p/u, and allows for easy parking in most situations. The truck's ride, power, and curb appeal are all excellent. Prevenitive maintence eliminates numerous problems listed in other reviews. The Dakota's interior build quality far exceeds that of many other manufacturers, I.E no rattles.




Dodge dakota 1999 ext. cab

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

Basically I bought this truck knowing I drive about an hour each way to work and needing something comfortable, reliable, and decent on gas. All of that has happened. I made some mods in order to get 20mpg from this V-6, throttle body spacer, cold air intake, and Flowmaster exhaust. Issues have been tranny rebuilt at 63,000, cat at 110,000, front hubs at 130,000, and 2 outboard speed sensors. I bought this truck with 59,000 and currently have 145,000+ on it. Overall a good truck, could have better gas mileage, better tranny (more reliable and better shift points), and more ponies. Love the handling, traction is pretty good for 2wd, interior layout is good.



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Full 1999 Dodge Dakota Review

What's New for 1999

Solar Yellow paint is now available for the 1999 Dodge Dakota. Other un-pickuplike refinements include an express down feature for the driver window, extra storage space for cassettes or CDs, and remote radio controls on the steering wheel.

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Talk About The 1999 Dakota

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puma14
12-13-2000
Here's my problem: I own a 1999 Dodge Dakota CC...


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pappyc
04-22-2007
I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota V6 automatic, 4 x 4....


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bambuild10
02-23-2008
have a 1999 dodge dakota v8 5.2 fuel pump wouldn't turn off when you shut the truck off unless you unhooked battery got the point where fuel pump wouldn't even turn on checked relays and all fuses r...



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