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The used 1997 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab is offered in the following styles: SLT 2dr Regular Cab SB, SLT 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 0 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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Vehicle SLT 2dr Regular Cab SB
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. I was again asked to update my review. All I can add is the friend's Dakota mentioned above with 230k miles was sold with 320k. Last he heard it was running with 329k.
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Available Dodge Dakota 1997 Regular Cab Trims: SLT, Base, ST, Sport, Laramie, SXT, TRX, LE, R/T
Exterior Colors: Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Flame Red Clearcoat, Bright White Clearcoat, Patriot Blue Pearlcoat, Black Clearcoat, Mineral Gray Metallic Clearcoat, Atlantic Blue Pearlcoat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat, Deep Molten Red Pearlcoat, Electric Blue Pearlcoat, Graphite Metallic Clearcoat, Bright Silver Metallic Silver Clearcoat, Intense Blue Pearlcoat, Forest Green Pearlcoat, Deep Water Blue Pearlcoat, Light Almond Pearl Metallic Clearcoat, Sunburst Orange Pearlcoat, Flame Red, Forest Green PC/Bright Silver, Graphite Metallic Clearcoat/Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Timberline Green Pearlcoat, Bright White, Dark Spectrum Blue Metallic, Detonator Yellow Clearcoat, Emerald Green, Emerald Green Pearl Metallic, Flame Red Clearcoat/Light Driftwood, Forest Green, Medium Bronze PC/Bright Silver, Moss Green Pearl Metallic, Patriot Blue Pearlcoat/Bright Silver
Interior Colors: Medium Slate Gray cloth, Dark Slate Gray, Medium Slate Gray, Dark Slate Gray/Medium Slate Gray cloth, Khaki, Khaki cloth, 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, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Leather Seats, Standard Cab, Remote Start, 2500lb Towing Capacity, Heated seats, Upgraded Stereo, Sunroof/Moonroof, Bluetooth, Navigation, USB Inputs