1996 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: All in all, a great deal at $8

1996 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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33 Total Reviews

Sport Regular Cab Pickup (2.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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All in all, a great deal at $8900
By Darren on


1996 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB


Bought this truck in 98 for $8900. Paid off in 4 yrs and drove maintenance free (virtually) for another 6 years. Replaced the fuel pump at 100k miles. Replaced engine computer just after that. Engine light still comes on but dealership cannot figure out why. Truck runs great. Air still cold and it always cranks. Needs paint now but I'm debating whether to put anymore money in it. May use it for Cash for Clunkers bill just signed. Best car purchase I've ever made. not sure how to get it to pass inspection now that check engine light keeps coming on but have a few months to figure that out.

Best Features

Reliability, no question. For the money, you cannot beat this truck. V6 is strong - has always pulled whatever I have wanted. Two scoops of mulch barely slows it down.

Worst Features

Sure does ride rough when compared with other trucks in it's class.
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