"I have owned this truck for nearly 10 years. No issues with drive train at all. I have the 3.9 six with 5 speed manual, basic, sport model. Replaced the stock 15" wheels with 17" wheels from an R/T. Running larger tires makes all the difference in the world with driveability. Installed cold air intake. Installed colder plugs and colder thermostat. This motor likes to run cool. Not the smoothest idle in the world. But runs like a V8 on the highway.
Interior and body style still looks good. But the paint is now sun burned and rust is eating out the rear fenders and fron bumper. Otherwise, its still going strong. It will make somebody a good work truck when I finally let it go."
Pros: "Great gas mileage, very roomy fun to drive"
Cons: "No cons"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned my 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 4X4 for about a year and half 2 years now. I love this truck. It is very reliable. No problems with it what so ever. Very easy to fix. I've done all the repairs on this truck myself. I recommend this truck to anyone that wants a great reliable truck that they can fix them selves as need be. This truck also gets great gas milage!!"
"We have owned this truck since new. It is comfortable, rugged, and reliable. Very few problems, most were simple maintenance issues. Runs as good now as it did new. The only drawback is the gas mileage due to the towing package. We get 14 MPG City and 19 MPG Highway."
"Best truck I ve ever owned fits perfect with all my driving needs everyones comfortable front and back if i could keep my foot out of it it would get about 20 mpg but its just so fun to drive with all that power LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT"
"This truck is very reliable, never lets me sitting. almost 90000 miles and no problems withs transmission. I dont care what they say it gets terrible gas millage, i might get 13 or 14 in city if im lucky, and under 20 on highway."