1994 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9 Magnum from North America
Best mid size truck ever made
Replaced EGR valve 8 times, 5 under warranty; turns out it was a PCM fault, not an EGR valve issue.
Radiator under warranty.
Water pump at 100,000 & 169,000 under warranty.
Clutch at 106,000 only because the throw-out bearing went bad, not the clutch itself.
U-joints at 150,000.
Cat-converter at 168,000 for $130.
Front brake rotors about every 30,000 miles; they're too small for this truck!
A/C evaporator & heater core replaced due to a stupid mistake by a body shop after accident repairs.
Even with the EGR issues and normal wear items, this is the best vehicle I have ever owned, and I have owned many different ones by most manufacturers.
I'm 6'3" and the stock bench seat was comfortable, although I replaced it with bucket seats and stock floor console, and added an overhead console when I replaced the carpet & headliner last year. Much more comfortable than my Ford Ranger with lots more legroom.
Gas mileage when new was 16 MPG; now with headers, Magnaflow exhaust, Fastman throttle body, K&N air filter and Royal Purple oil, gas mileage is 23-24 MPG.
Has used a pint of oil between changes since new, and now has 170,000 miles! Tires last 75,000 and I have never needed an alignment!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2015