1992 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L from North America

Summary:

Nice mid-size truck

Faults:

On my third windshield - got a bug deflector, seems to help. Distributor shaft broke at 90K. Very small motor oil leak, a drop or two a day. Loses a pint between oil changes (smoke out the exhaust) when you get on the gas. Running about 17 mpg, I do lots of freeway driving though. Paint flaked off, sent truck to Maaco and Line-X'd the bed, truck looks great now. Fuel gauge hasn't worked since I bought it, nor has the temp gauge. Fixed poor cabin heat by back-flushing the heater core. Speedo still works, but the odometer went out a couple of weeks ago. Small leak on pass. floorboard when it rains a lot, but not enough to worry about. I get a rattling sound on the passenger side (glove compartment?) that I can't pinpoint just yet.

General Comments:

Generally have been happy with this truck and am using as a daily driver. Wished mine had tilt steering, everything else seems to be holding together pretty well.

Grateful for various sites on the web with technical info. Handles well and only smokes when I really get on the gas, probably needs rings. Seats holding up well as is the dash.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th February, 2008

26th Jan 2009, 06:04

Ditto Ditto and Ditto... except mine has tilt... no smoke but had to fix computer at 185,000 and fuel pump at 187,000. so overall not bad, plus my cousin had it before me... never changed the oil... gets regular changes now, runs good.

1992 Dodge Dakota LE club cab 3.9 magnum from North America

Summary:

This is one pretty good Dodge truck

Faults:

Replace radiator, lower joints, clutch, repaint cab of truck due to paint peel, had the fuse connector in the fire wall replaced due to corrosion, misc exhausts, rotors, brake pads & brake lines.

General Comments:

This has been a very good vehicle, never owned a truck for as long as this one. It is a very good mid-size vehicle for towing the toys around. Also very good vehicle for the winters here in NH.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2007

1992 Dodge Dakota 1992 Dodge Ext. Cab Sport 4x4 3.9L (239 cubic inch) V6 Magnum from North America

Summary:

A Mopar Legend, Dakota's Rule the Truck Market

Faults:

Bought it recently with a used transmission in it.

Exhaust has slipped off three times from the header, now has three self tapping screws holding it in place.

Transmission sometimes (rarely) stalls truck in reverse.

Rust on the rear bedside after wheel-well, will need patching before next inspection, other than that completely rust free.

Surprisingly has no paint peel and its still the original paint.

General Comments:

Great, Strong, and Smooth Ride.

3.9L Magnum V6 has a lot of power, several websites say close to 180 hp.

I have installed a Cherry Bomb exhaust on it to make it have the V8 rumble, as I could not find a V8 I could afford. I have high performance wires on it as well.

Cab is spacious enough for me as I am a student in high school, a lot more room than a ranger or s10.

Seats are very comfortable.

4x4 works without a flaw and hasn't let me get stuck yet (there were sometimes where you'd think I would get stuck, but It just kept hammering through.

Has great towing capacity and can hold a lot of weight. Rated as a Half-Ton pickup and can haul almost as much as my dad's 2003 Ram 1500.

Starts right up and runs and drives strong.

Averaging about 16-17 mpg which is really good considering it's size,4x4, and power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2007

1992 Dodge Dakota LE Extended cab 4x4 5.2 Liter 318 CI V8 from North America

Summary:

A great deal for $1750

Faults:

April 2006- Water pump started to leak, replaced at pepboys for 300 dollars.

Paint is peeling poorly, not all that bad after fourteen years.

Air conditioner blows a little warm.

Water temperature gauge broke and was replaced with an after-market gauge.

General Comments:

This truck accelerates fast for a pickup, able to to zero to sixty in less than eight seconds. This is a much faster car than the 1988 Bronco 2 that I owned.

Speed comes at a price, this truck only gets 14 mpg.

This truck handles and rides like a truck, yet is still capable of being driven daily.

This truck does not sound very mean for a v8, it needs a flow-master. The stock exhaust only has a two inch pipe.

The interior is durable, but it looks boring. The front seat is plenty roomy, the rear seat is small, but the seat is average for a small truck.

This truck has should have power windows and locks, but this one does not have power windows or door locks installed.

The truck was bought for only $1750 including the inspection.

If this truck needs a paint job, this truck has significant peeling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2006