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Best mid-size truck from 1999 by smackfan4 from Fort Knox, Ky on 07/13/2008. Trim: 1999 Dodge Dakota Reg. Cab 6-ft. Bed 4WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Best looking mid-size truck out there. Awesome 3.9 litre 179hp engine. Good acceleration. Goes as fast as I need it to. Handles like a car.
Cons: I only had a few problems with my truck. Its mostly because I bought it used and the owner before didnt take good care of the vehicle. Nohting major.
Overall review: This is my first truck and I'm very pleased with it. I recommend others if they have a chance at least test drive this truck.
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She's paid off BUT I'M STILL PAYIN' by Jerry from Jacksonville Florida on 08/23/2004. Trim: 1999 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 2WD, Owned 6 years.
Pros: Stylish sharp-looking truck but that's about the only good thing that can be said about this vehicle.
Cons: Reliability is EXTREMELY POOR: before 20,000 miles I have replaced the following: new water pump & thermostat, cooling bypass hose THREE batteries have been installed in this vehicle already! New brake sensor anti-lock brakes also a brake job as well Tires cracked around rims Goodyear tells me they advised Chrysler NOT to use these tires on this truck! (sounds like another FORD EXPLORER fiasco to me!) chrome bumper in front is rusting headlight has burned out also front bushings on the steering column have been replaced there's more but you get the idea !
Overall review: V6 engine is a GAS HOG !! This vehicle has been in for repairs on average approx. every 1500 miles. I can only hope that my comments will help someone else to not make the same mistake I did please choose another make when you are in the market for a small pickup truck.
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A good truck, but there's no such thing as the perfect vehicle. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/02/2005. Trim: 1999 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 2WD, Owned 3 years.
Pros: styling and affordability. For performance i would definetly suggest an after market exhaust, (I have a flowmaster), and a cold air intake.
Cons: The fuel efficiency is horrible, and even though the engine is very reliable (v6), it's not very powerful (And yes I understand that it's only a V6). The transmission acts up every once in awhile (not grabbing second like it should), and the OSS sensor is very problematic.
Overall review: A good buy as long as you don't mind spending gas money.
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Pretty Good Truck by Adam on 11/19/2013. Trim: 1999 Dodge Dakota Reg. Cab 6-ft. Bed 2WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Its a good little truck, handles nice and very few problems with it.
Cons: I haven't driven it long enough to see any,
Overall review: not a bad starter truck, for manual learning or just to zip around in
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FIX FOR 255 handling pkg., great truck by Nick on 02/28/2003. Trim: 1999 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 2WD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Handels very well in poor conditions-weather, const, even just with 2WD-very stable. Instrumentation, contols, radio, a/c all layed out within reach, easy to find and use. Cruise control-best I've used. Engine is ok, V6 is better for gas mileage(15c/20h), not towing etc.. Will tow and haul just lags, overdrive off fixes-changes shift points acts as turbo under no load. Overall room excellent bucket seats really comfortable, rear, not much leg room, good for storing stuff. Great underseat storage under rear bench, with center console option, truck bed design with hooks excellent. Really tight turning radius! Exterior and body excellent against harsh conds.
Cons: The P255/65 R15 handling package is a pain in the !@#. Change out to the P235/75 R15XL's cost tons less and barely if at all changes handling and stability. JUST MAKE SURE OF THE TIRE SPECS WITH THE CO. OF THE 235, AND THAT IT WILL FIT AN 8" RIM! Otherwise your talkin' Firestone! Runs 2 mph slow on speedometer with these too. It will fit fine don't let mechancic say otherwise, 2" min extra space, plenty for hard shots to suspension, mech said. Normal headlights are a little dull, helps with foglights, run with both at nite. High beams are fine, can't run them with fogs unless you hold the turn signal and don't click it to highs from norm. Chry batt sucks-15 mo's max life!
Overall review: Overall an excellent truck for the money and for someone who wants a bigger truck with the smaller trucks features, or someone just starting out with trucks who doesn't want a fullsize. If you maintain, it will last, don't listen to these others that say it won't there the ones that never change there oil and run there trucks into the ground. The overall features are well places and extremely easy to use, you won't need the book to figure them out. Run it on sythetic and bosch +4's for better perfom outta the V6-really helped.
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