Whew. At the moment, my two road vehicles are Chevrolet.
I've owned three or four Dodge. And three or four Chevrolets.
Overall, the Dodge were a lot less dependable. Worth noting, the
Dodges were all the old 6 and 8 cylinder, 225 and 318. None of
them were fuel injected, and all were electronic ignition.
The Chevrolets were carb models (70 Nova, 84 Chevette, 86 S-10
pickup). One throttle port, the blue Blazer. And the new van, I
don't even know if it's FI, TPI, or carb. I've got to get a
repair book. what I do know, the new(er) van starts right up,
without touching the gas pedal.
Christopher A. Young
You can't shout down a troll.
On Sat, 7 Apr 2007 21:53:35 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
Don't feel so bad. I just bought a Toyota Tacoma to replace my
Really liked my Dakota, but the times they are a changin. Before I
did that, I put every truck on a spreadsheet with tow capacities,
gross combined capacities, manufacturers MPG ratings, and actual fuel
Tacoma won, not even close.
Why couldn't Dodge improve the Dakota to get reasonable mileage with
reasonable tow capacity? I would have gone there again if that had
been so. With the dakota you have to decide between very good tow
capacity (with the V8) or reasonable fuel economy, with the 3.7L six.
But you can't have both.
So the Dakota, sadly, is for sale.
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