1994 Dodge Dakota WS 2.5L from North America


One tough work truck


Was purchased from original owner with blown head gasket, motor was driven twenty to thirty minutes with stuck thermostat. It was a quick, cheap, and simple repair.

General Comments:

This truck has taken more abuse than any ten vehicles should ever see.

It has carried loads in excess of 3000 pounds, and pulled trailers weighing over 6000 pounds.

It's not very happy on the highway, but it does quite well around town and off road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2005

1994 Dodge Dakota SLT 318 OR 5.2L from North America




Passenger side mirror went to heck!

Serpentine belt went to heck!

Radiator sprung a leak!!

Oxygen sensor shot!

Driver side seat has a tear on the side from getting in an out!

General Comments:

When I first got the pickup I thought it was kinda slow so I made some modifications!and it only got 16 miles to the gallon on the highway!!

K & n air filter and oil filter.

52mm fastman throttle body.

New plugs.

Royal purple in all fluid including engine, brakes, tranny, front and rear end,& transfer case.

Msd digital-6 ignition & coil & plug wires.

Gibson headers.

Flowmaster 3" exhaust from headers back including converter!

Aluninum radiator with 180 thermostat.

Mopar performance controller.

Bosch premium oxygen sensor.

Hurst short throw 5 speed.

Jack rabbit bed lid.

Line x bed liner.

Auburn gear differentials limited slip front and back.

Hood scoop, wheels and so on and so forth!

Now I blow off most other 4x4's and last time I checked I was getting 21.2 m.p.g. on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2004

15th Jul 2009, 16:28

I would love to see your truck.

1994 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab 5.2 V8 from North America


Great value and Great Performance!


Fuel Gauge & Pump @ 150K had the dealership handle this one. Has worked fine ever since. Gauge failed @80-100K and just lived with it til the pump went out.

A/C 150K fixed myself with help from a friend for $400.

Radiator 140K Water Pump wasn't bad, but did at the same time since it was basically right there.

General Comments:

Keep the IAC motor clean and the idle will be okay. I get 15-19 MPG.

Is one of the most trouble free trucks I've had.

I tow a 5,000 lbs camp trailer on trips and has lots of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2004

1994 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2/318 from North America


A great truck in for the long haul!


Transmission leak @ 122000.

Rear-end went out (after excessive hauling) @ 135000.

ABS does not seem to work @ times.

Eats tires fast!

Oil burner.

General Comments:

Best truck I've ever owned.

Can keep up with friends 4.6L* mustang with all HP options. Yes 4.6L V6 in a 1999 mustang.

*not a typo.

Brute power and exelent dependability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2004

1994 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab 3.9L V6 from North America


Best kept secret of 1994.


Replaced leaking heater core at 99k miles.

Replaced leaking A/C hose at 112k miles.

Infinity sound system quit this past week. Will replace/repair as required this weekend.

General Comments:

Seriously reliable mid-sized pick up.

Steady 24 MPG. Always.

Engine is as new, but slightly anemic in the power department. Always has been. Uses no oil though, even now at 163k.

Very comfortable & quiet interior. Excellent seat bolsters.

Very nice ride (for a truck), but takes new front shocks every 20k miles to keep it that way.

Tires last over 75k miles. Just installed 3rd set.

Factory installed Kelsey-Hayes 4 wheel ABS system extremely effective and straight in panic stops. User-friendly.

Location of power mirror switch seems like an afterthought. I've pulled it's knob off several times as it's near and feels like headlamp switch knob in the dark.

Both heater and air conditioner are too effective and difficult to adjust for comfort. Heater will fry your foot off and A/C will freeze your nipples without deft adaptation to setting climate controls.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2003

1994 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9 V6 from North America


This truck is definately worth its price


Replaced rotors at 110,000 miles.

Replaced water pump at 175,000 miles.

Replaced radiator at 183,000 miles.

Replaced clutch, pressure plate and release bearing at 214,000 miles.

General Comments:

This truck has been one of the most reliable cars I have ever driven.

This truck also has a lot of power even at 216,000 miles.

The comfort however, could use a little improvement. I now have a 2000 Dakota and the comfort has improved.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2003

9th Feb 2007, 15:14

I am nervous because I just bought a 1994 Dodge Dakota sport, I am glad that I read your comment, I hope that I have just as much luck with mine, Wish me luck.

4th Nov 2007, 17:00

I also own a 1994 Dodge Dakota Sport and I wanted to know if there is enough room to put in a 5L V8 Magnum?

26th Mar 2010, 14:02

This truck is sweet. I just put 31 10.50 MTRs on it and it goes everywhere offroad. Great truck!!