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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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)


Problems, problems, problems

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

I owned a 97 Dakota 2WD V8 prior to buying this one. I loved it. It got reasonable gas mileage (around 20mpg) and would leap off the line. My only problem was with all that torque (and crappy Goodyear Wranglers), the truck would spin out on slick pavement. My solution was to get a 99 Dakota Sport with the same 5.2 liter engine and 4WD. Whooboy! First of all the extra weight of the transmission drastically cut down on performance. Secondly gas mileage dropped significantly (of course) but what was most disturbing was the repair costs. Engine, suspension, electrical...you name it. All within the first 20,000 miles.




Great trucks

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

I know I'm only 17 but my Dodge Dakota Sport is great. It handles well out in the desert where I am all the time when I have some free time. My truck handles well and is easy to keep in control. I live in Utah so when it snows it should be a little harder to keep in controll right? No! it stays with me at all times "and with no arguing". I have a friend that owns an older trans am. Great clasic mussle car fast and fun. My truck smokes it every time right off the line v8's are nothing to mess with. And handles better than my other friend's lancer evo "met for rally racing". Dodge makes a great truck.




Best "compact truck" buy you

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

Ive had this vehicle for about three months now and have had no problems at all. It has over 85,000 miles on it but the 318 ci (5.2L) still runs as strong as ever. I take meticulous care of her as she is an older vehicle but there isnt a thing to complain about. I was backed into by a Jeep Grand Cherokee and it totaled the Jeep but put only a 1/2 inch dent in my bumper. I am super immpressed with the acceleration of this truck and its ability to effortlessly "peel out". Overall this is an outstanding truck.




Buggy since new

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

Nice truck but lots of bugs and mechanical woes.Two converters,alternator,fan clutch,ball joints,and many other complaints to list!It's too bad the quality of parts are so bad,this would be a great truck otherwise.Will not buy another one unless Dodge wakes up and fixes all this.



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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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