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1999 Dodge Dakota

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Dodge Dakota Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.9 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 175 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 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

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



A solid pickup and nice

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Only owning this truck for a year, I can't really say how reliable it's been before me, but it feels like it's been well maintained, has 100K miles now. It is a great vehicle to drive, it feels like a bigger vehicle than it really is and very comfortable and plenty of power. I have had to put all new ball joints on it but that is one of the common problems with Dakotas, the gas mileage is pretty poor, about 15 mpg but it has a 5.2 L V8, you want great gas mileage buy something else, though I understand the newer V6 gets close to 20 mpg. It would probably be smarter get the V6 as the V8 is more power than most people need. Anyway I love this truck and would buy a new one if could afford to.




Generally satisfied owner

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

My Dakota was a good purchase, the truck has been very reliable and far exceeds the quality of my previous Blazer ZR2, the truck has required maintainence and repairs, as any vehicle will, nothing major or out of the ordinary, trucks power with the 318 is very good, turning radius is exceptional which makes for easy parking, the interior build quality is very good and pleasing to the eye, far better than any GM product(my opinoin, not a fact) the transfer case engauges flawlessly and instantly everytime as compaired to electric shift systems, mileage is good in my opinion, if you want awesome mileage you shouldnt be looking for a truck, i will surely buy a Dodge for my next vehicle.




Great truck!

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I love the Dodge Dakota. It's the perfect size truck, not too big to drive in the city but big enough to haul around what you need. It's got a ton of power with the 318 and with 4x4 you have to traction to put it down. This thing handles great both on and off the road. I would recommend this truck to anyone.




Nothing but problems

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

At 60K the good looking truck went downhill underneath. With the money I have invested into the truck I would have been better off buying a brand new full size (GM or foreign) built. I definitely have a sour taste in my mouth. I know someone else that is following my footsteps at 60K. So, look out if you are approaching that mileage. Be prepared for ball joints (both in front), transmission (atleast once), transfer case, water pump, tie rods, brakes (atleast once), battery cables, etc. Just a forewarning!




John's review

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I am 17 and this is my first car, i love it, it rides great and the interior was well designed. Controls are right where you need them. I have had the truck for 2 months but it has come in handy. I was very lucky to find this truck in great condition and with 26,000 miles.




Got a lemon

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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Never have A/C installed after purchase! So many problems! At about 12,000 needed new shocks. At about 30,000 the tranfer case needed replaced. At about 45,000 engine block crack! Battery dead before 3 years of use! Not used for 4 wheeling, just basic driving! One big problem!



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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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puma14
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....


bambuild10
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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