1995 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9 Magnum from North America
An extremely durable truck with a great ride and comfortable interior
The starter went out immediately after I bought the truck.
I had to replace the brake pads.
Several seals began to leak including the two front axle seals and one transfer case seal.
The radiator warped and began to leak.
The fuel gauge quit working.
I had enough money to buy a new striped truck or a used truck that had every option I wanted. I chose used. It has a v-6 automatic with a club cab and on the fly 4x4. It has power everything; from locks to mirrors. I really love this truck. I have only had minor problems with it. Almost all of the problems with it were because of the way I drive it. I used to take it down any mud road I could find and just try to get it stuck. I drove it in a flood plane with my truck pushing a wake higher than the hood when the truck finally flooded out. After I drained several quarts of water out of the cylinders and changed the oil, the truck ran great again. I have put my truck through the worst conditions I could find, and it has done exceptional. I feel that the truck has performed better than any s-10 or ranger I have ever seen.
The truck runs powerful and will pull it's own weight, but it is not extremely fast in drag races. An s-10 did manage to out run me one night, but it doesn't happen that often.;) Any body who has ever rode with me when I first got this truck will tell you that I put it to the test, and I feel that it succeeded with flying colors. This last year, I decided to grow up and stop trying to destroy a truck that I bought in immaculate shape. It hasn't had a single problem since I cleaned it up and kept it out of the mud. My only negative comment about this truck is the lack of true v-6 quality fuel mileage. it only received 18 miles per gallon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th December, 2002