1999 Dodge Dakota Sport Ext Cab V6 from North America
Brakes at 55000 miles (had original). Replaced pads with higher quality, dust free expensive kind. About $500 in all.
Fan clutch at 40,000 miles. Quick fix about $50.
Exhaust rattle fixed for free by a mechanic. Just had to move around a plate.
Usual oil changes, belts., filters.
Hum in front - cause, didn't rotate the tires enough.
It was hard to get accustomed to the feel of a truck from a Maxima. I'm a large framed guy and tall. Fits like a glove. Very comfortable especially on roadtrips.
Reliable, fast, powerful. Love it! Great sound system. Not great on wet roads. Should have bought the 4x4 option.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th September, 2003
10th Aug 2004, 21:49
My 1999 v6 3.9l gets terrible mileage. I think on the showroom sticker (I'm original owner), it said 19 City, 21 Highway mpg. No matter where or how I drive, I get between 13.5 AND 14.5 mpg. When I inquired at the dealer shortly after I bought it, they checked it out and told me "everything is normal". If you have heard of any possible solution to this problem, please email me, Randy.Bergen@comcast.net.