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1999 Dodge Dakota

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

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Always a dodge chick :)

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

This is my second Dodge Dakota and I love them! The one I have now. I'm the second owner and the truck has 247k miles on it and still all stock and running like a champ! 4x4 works awesome even when I had bad tires it got me out of the snow in my area. I have got friends hooked on this truck and now they want one! Gas mileage isnt too hateful. I'm a broke college student and it does good for me around town and trips back home. Always will buy dodges. They are the only thing that seem to last when taken care of!




Somewhat satisfied

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

I purchased this truck in sept. 2007 from a used car lot that I trust very much. For the first few months it was great. The gas mpg had something to be desired but what can you do. During the winter months I froze because the factory heater didn't work correctly no matter what we did. We had to take the thermostat out so the truck wouldn't run hot. Now that is is over 100,000 miles everything is starting to go wrong. I have replaced the tensioner pulley 3 times and still squeals. The whole front end is going out. But for right now it gets me from point a to point b. I am trading it in within the next few months for something with better fuel mpg. 2500 on repairs in 1 month.




318 + 5 spd +

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

Not great gas mileage even with w/ 3.54 gears and 31 inch factory tires. Ball joints and cat @ 30,000 miles (warrantee). Speed sensor @ 140,000 miles. Everything still straight and square despite a couple of airborne episodes. 160,000 miles and just did front brake pads. Rears 60% OK. Got 2,600# payload package - fantastic - has narrowed Ram rear end and springs. Hauls wood, gravel, soil, camping stuff, farm supplies. Heavier than a full-size Chevy!




Got a hemi? no! it's

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

I will not be teaching my child how to say Hemi! My child will be saying"HONDA" As I just purchased a new Saturn Vue with the Honda Engine. I will never buy a Dodge Product again. all before 95000 miles, HERE WE GO.... Power steering pump, water pump, fan clutch, ball joints, transmission... this is way to much to be happening to this vehicle. To prove my point further, my wife drove this truck so gentle, at 95,000 it still has the original brakes. STAY AWAY FROM DODGE IF YOU WANT QUALITY!!!!!!




Blown engine at 45,000mi

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

I leased the truck new and changed the oil every 3000.At 45000mi the engine died.I've had a very bad experience with the truck. I had to replace 3 catalitic converters in 3yrs. I've had nothing but problems since I bought it. This is to bad because it nice to look at but ran bad. I will never buy a dodge again. Dodge might not even help me with the repairs. So I'm very dissapointed in the company.If anybody has any sugestions please let me know.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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