For Sale: 1997 Dodge Dakota in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1997 Dodge Dakota Sport - 3.9L V6 - 5 Speed Manual Transmission - 14k Miles - One Owner - Black Over Agate Interior - Split Bench Seat With Armrest (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the truck due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 165 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to its one-owner, accident and damage-free Carfax history, please go to our main website: The NewCarTestDrives internet site described the '97 Dakota: The full-size Dodge Ram, introduced three years (earlier), brought big-rig styling and a host of innovative features and design details to the pickup truck market. For 1997 Dodge... applied the Ram look and feel to its mid-size pickup, the Dakota. Perhaps most important for many, the Dakota is a uniquely nifty size, bigger than compact pickups such as the Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Sonoma, yet smaller than the full-size models. Dodge calls the Dakota a compact, but there's nothing else quite like it. It's a little roomier than its smaller competition, but not as cumbersome around town as a full-size pickup. The Dakota also offers a wide range of powerplants. At the bottom is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder�€"120 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. Next up is an optional 3.9-liter V6 that gives a very useful 175 hp and 225 lb.-ft. of torque. It's the top choice for many buyers, particularly those whose lifestyles don't include trailer hitches. Offered here is a 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport in black over Agate gray. In addition to the many desirable features mentioned in the review (the full review is available online here:, this example offers two more distinctions: the odometer shows just 14,213 miles, or fewer than 600 miles per-year on average since new, and it's been owned by just one individual since original delivery at K&M Northfield Dodge in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The truck's factory window sticker (shown in the gallery for reference) verifies the Sport Package and lists all standard and optional equipment. The exterior black clearcoat finish retains excellent gloss across the entire body (including the sport tailgate with integrated spoiler) showing only minor patina on the driver's side of the roof and light swirls. There are no dings, dents, or other damage on the sheet-metal panels. Part of the Sport Package, the front grille, lower fascia, and both bumpers are painted in the body color with no chrome trim anywhere on the body. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The cargo box features a black-fabric cover; the cargo bed itself shows scratches from normal use. Tinted cabin glass and all lighting lenses (including on the matte-black trimmed taillights) are clear and free of cracks. Factory badging is limited to the Dodge Ram hood emblem and V6 Magnum front-fender emblems. Factory, cast-aluminum, 15-inch, 5-spoke wheels with Ram-logo center caps (part of the Sport Package) are mounted with GoodYear® Invicta GL outline-white-letter 215/75 all-season tires. The truck's interior Sport Package upgrades include premium door trim with gray-cloth inserts and map pockets, and black floor carpeting with matching carpet mats. The 40-20-40 split-bench, high-back seat with armrest (allowing 3-across seating) is upholstered in Agate gray, tweed-look fabric. The light-gray cabin headliner is free of imperfections. A 4-spoke, Ram-branded SRS steering wheel fronts the black dash with full analog instrumentation. The dashboard's center stack includes the factory audio system and HVAC controls. A small console hosts the shift lever for the 5-speed manual transmission. (P

Vehicle Details

  • 1997 Dodge Dakota
  • Listing ID: CC-1583263
  • Price: $21,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1997
  • Make:Dodge
  • Model:Dakota
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:14213
  • Stock Number:22KCC34
  • VIN:1B7FL26X9VS306885

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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