1996 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: My Baby

1996 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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SLT Extended Cab Pickup (3.9L V6 5-speed Manual)

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My Baby
By Greg Svatora on


1996 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Purchased truck in high school, drove through college, now married and still running. Truck is amazing in all weather. Only minor problems over 110,000 miles, including the standard crap Dodge transmission. I mostly drive unloaded but tow cars probably 1500-2000 miles/yr and it works great. Can't wait to get some money to put some performance stuff in her. I get great mileage, 20 mpg with the 5.2L on straight highway miles, 16-17 on normal driving. Little tip...Firestone Destination LE tires are amazing on this truck.

Best Features

EVERYTHING. Quick, powerful, reliable, good ride for a truck, easy to manuver...just awesome.

Worst Features

Stronger transmissions but I think Dodge may have finally figured that out. Wish mine had factory fog lights, but thats just a luxury.
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