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1997 dodge dakota Regular Cab Gas Mileage
1997 dodge dakota Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 20 combined MPG 18 city MPG/23 highway MPG
1997 dodge dakota Sport 2dr Regular Cab LB, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 20 combined MPG 18 city MPG/23 highway MPG
The used 1997 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab is offered in the following styles: Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB, Sport 2dr Regular Cab LB, and Sport 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB. Pre-owned Dakota Regular Cab models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 175 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1997 Dakota Regular Cab comes with rear wheel drive or four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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Review My model is actually a Sport 2WD 3.9 5 speed manual that I bought with about 102,500 miles. I get plenty of snow in my area, but the truck is for occasional use. I wanted a truck with a V6 and a manual transmission, something not easy to find. I think the V6 with the manual is a great combination - and a rare find. The regular cab is a little tight for me - but that's ok. I do enjoy driving the truck. It rides well, and the interior is solid. With the windows up it's quiet - there's not one rattle in the truck. My first fuel calculation, highway and around town was 18.8 mpg. Very satisfied with that. I feel good about this truck. I was asked to update my review. I no longer have the Dakota, mainly because my son was living in an off campus area where the roads were steep. He had a AWD car, but it was getting up there in miles and if he needed repairs I wanted him to borrow something suited for snow, so I bought a 4WD truck with an automatic transmission. I will say, the interior of the Dakota was solid, not one rattle. I can't say the same about the 2001 GM truck that replaced it. I'd still recommend a used Dodge Dakota. I know someone who had about 230k miles on the 3.9V6 and it was still running fine.
Exterior Colors: Flame Red Clearcoat, Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Black Clearcoat, Patriot Blue Pearlcoat, Bright White Clearcoat, Mineral Gray Metallic Clearcoat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Atlantic Blue Pearlcoat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat, Graphite Metallic Clearcoat, Deep Molten Red Pearlcoat, Intense Blue Pearlcoat, Deep Water Blue Pearlcoat, Electric Blue Pearlcoat, Forest Green Pearlcoat, Light Almond Pearl Metallic Clearcoat, Bright Silver Metallic Silver Clearcoat, Graphite Metallic Clearcoat/Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Timberline Green Pearlcoat, Dark Spectrum Blue Metallic, Flame Red Clearcoat/Light Driftwood, Forest Green PC/Bright Silver, Light Khaki Metallic Clearcoat, Medium Bronze PC/Bright Silver, Moss Green Pearl Metallic, Sunburst Orange Pearlcoat
Interior Colors: Medium Slate Gray cloth, Dark Slate Gray, Medium Slate Gray, Dark Slate Gray/Medium Slate Gray cloth, Khaki cloth, Khaki, Taupe, Mist Gray, Agate, Dark Khaki/Medium Khaki leather
Popular Features: Rear Bench Seats, Fold Flat Rear Seats, AWD/4WD, Crew Cab, 6000lb Towing Capacity, Extended Cab, 6ft Bed, Power Driver Seat, Upgraded Engine, Towing Hitch, Alarm, Aux Audio Inputs, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Tire Pressure Warning, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Leather Seats, 2500lb Towing Capacity, Remote Start, Standard Cab, Heated seats, Upgraded Stereo, Sunroof/Moonroof, Bluetooth, Navigation, USB Inputs