1992 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Magnum from North America
The pinnacle of automotive endurance
Windshield wipers replaced at 280000M.
Blower motor failure at 299000M.
Windshield wiper motor failure at 300000M.
This truck cannot break or fail. I always drive my truck as hard as possible up to 3000 R.P.M. The truck delivers plenty of low R.P.M. torque while still outputting enough horsepower at red-line. The transmission is extremely intelligent due to the fact that, although it (unfortunately) has an automatic transmission, the driver can tell the vehicle exactly what gear to be in and when, while utilizing all of the available torque within a gear without forcing the vehicle to downshift. The handling of the vehicle is terrible, but then again I could willingly assume that the handling might have been quite smooth and nice during the first couple of 100,000 miles of the suspension's life. To close I'd like to announce that the suspension is still strong and somewhat hard to date. Also, it used to be a company truck before it belonged to me, and the company ran it several comulative months with almost no oil at all, as well as never changing the transmission fluid/filter and committing to an oil change every 10,000 miles or so at the most often.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th February, 2004