|April 6th, 2010, 09:14 PM||#1|
An Army of fun.
*SOLD* '94 5-Spd Dakota SLT Club Cab *SOLD*
Well, I hate to do this, cuz it's one of the few things of my father's that I have left, but I need something else for the wife to drive, so here goes....
What I have here is a '94 Dakota SLT Club Cab 5-speed, in 2WD.
It has about 119,xxx miles BUT the engine has only 65,xxx miles. Great daily driver, or, if you're looking for a 2WD hot rod/street rod project, this may be it!
It's very, very solid.
It has the 3.9 V-6 and highway friendly gears.....it gets GREAT mileage!
Class III hitch.
It currently has helper springs installed. The stock springs are still good too! Helpers were added for increased load carrying only. NOT a saggy spring fix!!
Recently installed new fuel pump, ball joint, brakes, and a few other odds and ends.
The interior is not shredded or cracked.
The only appreciable body rust is a spot on the hood (oddly enough), where the paint started bubbling and rusting. It's about the size of a nickel. Had to be like that from the factory.
Rockers are good, fenders/quarters are good, floors are good. Just a good solid truck.
Rear slider glass
Infinity sound (cassette+EQ)
What it needs to be complete......I recently changed out the head unit, but it still needs an Infinity speaker for the driver's door. Could use some replacement door window wipers. Everything else works. EDIT to add.....I am still trying to find two of the four center caps, but for now, we'll say it's sold missing two!
Rear Bumper could stand to be replaced too. slightly bent, chrome buckled, cracking and rusting underneath.
Clearcoat on the roof needs attention.
Potential owners will be able to take a good look at the truck, top to bottom. We have a lift that we can put the truck on for you to get a good look at the underside.
I want you to know what you're getting, with no disappointments.
The reason we are getting rid of it is simple. Neither my wife nor I drive it regularly. (Well, my wife won't drive a manual trans at all). It was given to us by my late father, for my wife to drive back and forth to Kentucky (where he lived at that time), when she was going to care for him during his bout with cancer. Unfortunately, the cancer took him.
If I need a truck, I use our full size Ram. Problem is, the Ram is my wife's daily driver.
I am currently semi-unemployed, working from home, so I don't drive very often or far anyway. When I do, I usually use the Wrangler. I need to get another vehicle with an automatic that she can drive for times when I need the Ram.
The Dakota just sits in our drive, barely driven. I hate to get rid of it, but I hate worse to see it sit, not getting any regular use.
I know someone needs a truck like this!!
I have it listed for sale, but really, I'd rather trade for something of equal value/condition in a 4wd automatic. I was looking at Cherokees and older Grand Cherokees. My wife likes those.
She loves her truck ans SUV's and really doesn't want to downsize into a car. It's always a consideration though, she does like my Dodge Daytona.......if it were automatic.
As for the Dakota, last time I checked book value of this particular Dak, it was hanging right around $3,200, NOT considering the lower mileage engine.
Throw me some offers and/or trade suggestions and we'll take a look. But PLEASE, don't try to pawn off your junk to us. This is a nice, clean, dependable, fuel efficient Dakota and whatever replaces it will be carrying my wife to and from work, etc. so I will not be taking any cobbled together unsafe, messes.
Thanks for your understanding on that!!!
Pics of the Dak.
Let me know what ya got and we'll consider it.
NW Ohio (Curtice)
Last edited by 6spdWillys; September 3rd, 2013 at 07:15 PM. Reason: Updated
|April 11th, 2010, 05:08 PM||#8|
An Army of fun.
This thing gets truly great mileage if you need a truck but still need some fuel economy. A great daily commuter/hauler!
Last edited by 6spdWillys; April 11th, 2010 at 05:12 PM.
|April 21st, 2010, 11:28 AM||#17|
An Army of fun.
I'd guess about 20 around town, but then, I tend to drive heavy footed. Since I really don't drive it much, except on short trips, I don't have exact numbers. I just know a little goes a long way.
Highway numbers should shine. It cruises very well down the highway. Set the cruise and roll. I need to take it on my next long trip and crunch some numbers.
When my buddy Todd was borrowing it, he didn't wanna give it up. Originally, he was planning on buying it, but he, like me, decided that he needed something larger, with 4 wheel drive.
The brakes have been feeling spongy lately, so I'm going through them, front to back, top to bottom. Checking all rotors/pads, changing out the fluid, etc. I know it has newer brake lines running down the frame. So that's not a concern. Brakes will be tip top when I'm done.
Last edited by 6spdWillys; April 26th, 2010 at 11:48 AM.