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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#2 of 31 Engine?
Jul 22, 2002 (7:45 am)
I'm justing hoping for the new hemi (345 hp) as an option! I love my 97 5.2 CC, but it needs MORE POWER! Better brakes would be welcome, too.
Aug 27, 2002 (10:13 pm)
I Believe that the first change should be the MILAGE- I have a 5.9L in my '00 quad and 10-12mpg just sags after a tank a week. It seems that after about 10 years Dodge would notice the milage factor vs. grin factor.
Sep 02, 2002 (9:38 am)
Sources indicate the next Dakota will be slightly smaller, leaving the Chevy Colorado as the only true Mid-Size pickup. Being smaller there is no guarantee of a V-8. Also don't expect it to share much externally with the Durango any more. The Durango moves up in size and styling favors a Ram. There have been rumors the of next Dakota taking Power Wagon or Maxx Cab styling cues but don't believe it. They said the same thing on the Ram and next Durango and were totally wrong.
Sep 18, 2002 (2:46 pm)
Dodge, get off your butt and stuff a 5.7 hemi in the R/T NOW. I'm sick of hearing about "Lightnings". I currently own a Black 2000 Dakota R/T Club Cab, and love it, but give us R/T owners some muscle.
#6 of 31 I HOPE I HOPE
Sep 30, 2002 (6:12 pm)
I love my Dakota Quad! First I love the size Its JUST rite, I would love to see an Loaded out lux mid size truck, Good bucket seats (Heated)that
remind me of my old baseball glove.
Power roll down back window
5.7 v8 up from 4.7
New headlights like BMW
Power SUNROOF Option
Tell Us what you would like to see in your next dakota. Who knows whos reading this board
#7 of 31 traumagas Re: I hope, I hope
Oct 01, 2002 (4:44 am)
Jon, Amen! to the power rear window. The slider was difficult enough in my club cab, with my bride hanging over the seat endeavoring to close same in sudden rainstorms. The Quad Cab makes it even more tedious unless someone is sitting in the rear seat. The 5.7 V8 sounds tempting, but I really haven't utilized all of the potential power in the 4.7 V8. I remain undecided on the BMW type lighting having no experience from whence to judge, but a power sun/moon roof sounds capital. Add that to the "wish list."
#8 of 31 My dakota/ and dakota's future
Oct 05, 2002 (1:56 pm)
i love my 2002, dodge Dakota SXT, especially since I have the first model. The power seems ok for a v6, but more would be good. Also the brakes are a little better than those of the 97's. I cant wait to see the new Dakota, I actually hope it is larger, but unfortunately I too have heard they are gonna be shrinking it a little. The hemi would be awesome, and would be competition with even the lightning, but i cant wait for the RAM SRT-10. I agree with the bmw lights.
Oct 06, 2002 (4:54 pm)
I've been waiting for a V8 powered rear wheel vehicle from Dodge for years now. A HEMI? DON'T WAIT FOR THE REDESIGN!! I WANT A HEMI DAKOTA NOW!! My Jeep is a goner when it comes out! Lightning? A HEMI-Dakota would be faster and that's what I'm after. I curretnly own a road runner convertible, a Dodge Demon 360 and a Aspen Wagon Pro Street project. MOPARS RULE SEND IN THE HEMI DAKOTA!! I WANT IT!
Nov 09, 2002 (6:21 pm)
Do you guys check out http://www.car-truck.com? They have all of the latest DC/Dodge/Jeep insider info, and the current plans for the next gen Dakota. The 2004 Dakota is supposed to actually shrink in size a bit, but I think there's still talk of a Hemi. Check it out, if you haven't already.
Jan 29, 2003 (11:49 am)
From the looks of the Durango, we're seeing at
the new car shows, I'll bet we're looking at the
front view of the new Dakota. Looks like it won't
be downsized after all? Looks like a smaller
version of the 1500 Ram. Bigger grill.
I vote for a diesel engine.