1987 Dodge Dakota LE 3.9 V6 239 from North America
Dependable if taken care of
I have replaced the alternator, water pump, tension pulley, all belts, all hoses, battery, battery cables, gasket valve covers, 2 rear ends, steering column, all brakes, master cylinder 3 times.
Had to replace the bench seats with cloth buckets. Very easy for anyone to work on. I am 17 years old and I don't drive this vehicle very considerably. This vehicle had last very well with the treatment it is given. The main replacement has been the 2 rear ends. I hate the 3 speed transmission. I also get 10.9 miles to the gallon. You can see the gas gage move when you floor it. I have rebuilt the carburetor, added exhaust, K&N ram air filter, high performance spark plugs and wire, with an ignition amplifier. This light duty truck could smoke any Ranger or S-10. I would love to drop a 318 V8 into this small truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th February, 2004