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Dodge Dakota Convertible Drop-Top Truck Review


The Dodge Dakota was developed by Chrysler as a mid-sized pickup. To keep investment low, many components were shared with existing Chrysler products and the manufacturing plant was shared with the full-sized Dodge D and W Model.

source/image(PrtSc): Doug DeMuro

The Dodge Dakota Convertible was absolutely bizarre. Today I’m reviewing the Dakota Convertible, and I’ll show you all the quirks and features of this weird and unusual truck. I’m also going to drive the Dakota Sport Convertible and show you what it’s like behind the wheel of this very strange vehicle.

The Sport designation gave you a standard 3.9-liter V-6 good for 125 horsepower, and transmission choices included a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. Four-wheel drive was available only with the V6. Both 6.5- and 8-foot beds were offered.


Fuel injection was added to the 3.9 L V6 for 1988, but the rated output remained the same.The color of the interior appears to be just as bright and clean as the outside.The trucks were basically just first-generation Dakotas with their roofs and B-pillars lopped off and replaced with a roll bar and soft top./Doug DeMuro