I had a 1997 Dakota Club Cab - should
have stuck with it, but wanted the four
door. Initial quality low - bad leaf
springs, paint missing inside doors.
Std Detroit trick of cheaping parts and
removing options to keep price in
line. SLT+ pkg in 97 came with alarm
system, same pkg in 2000 didn't. Did
have prb. with limited-slip - fixed
under warranty, hasn't come back.
Warped rotors at 10k, was told to
expect further problems due to poor
Four door pickup in a smaller form
factor. Looked at new RAMs and found
back seat smaller than Dakota. Like
the truck just not sure I can afford
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