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Old 05-12-2019, 07:23 PM
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Looks like a 4th Gen Ram Dakota is all but certain, especially when it's talked about at shareholder meetings!

News straight out of Detroit:
https://amp.freep.com/amp/1151441001

Might even be built in the United States!
 
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Last I saw they were backing off. FCA said buyers who want a midsize can buy the Ram classic for the same price of a midsize.
 
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Last I saw they were backing off. FCA said buyers who want a midsize can buy the Ram classic for the same price of a midsize.
But it won't fit in my driveway . . . .
 
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But it won't fit in my driveway . . . .
2019 Ram 1500 classic - 209″ L x 79.4″ W x 74.6″ H
2005 Dodge Dakota quad cab 218.8″ L x 71.7″ W x 68.6″ H


The Dakota is longer, only 8" less width, and 6" shorter? Is the internet lying to me?
 
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Originally Posted by Jaded View Post
2019 Ram 1500 classic - 209″ L x 79.4″ W x 74.6″ H
2005 Dodge Dakota quad cab 218.8″ L x 71.7″ W x 68.6″ H


The Dakota is longer, only 8" less width, and 6" shorter? Is the internet lying to me?
It is the width that is my problem. My neighbour and I share a driveway between our houses. A full-sized truck just makes it too tight.
 
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If this is it, it looks terrible....

https://www.autotrader.com/car-news/...-mexico-258028
 
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Rumors have a new Ram 1200 ( Fiat Fullback ) coming in 2021-22. Whether it's called a Ram 1200 or Dakota is anyone's guess, if it even comes to the US at all.

The Fiat Fullback is a pickup truck that was developed between Fiat and Mitsubishi a few years ago, the truck is identical to the fifth generation of the Mitsubishi L200. The engines available are a 2.4 Diesel, a 2.5 Diesel, and a 2.4 Gasoline as of now. I assume that the next Gen of this truck is what we might see here in the good old USA.

Who knows, maybe we'll see the Dakota and it's twin, the Mitsubishi Raider, both appear once again.

Ram 1200


I think that truck shown in the Autotrader article in the above post is the smaller Fiat Strada truck.
 

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Originally Posted by Jaded View Post
2019 Ram 1500 classic - 209″ L x 79.4″ W x 74.6″ H
2005 Dodge Dakota quad cab 218.8″ L x 71.7″ W x 68.6″ H


The Dakota is longer, only 8" less width, and 6" shorter? Is the internet lying to me?
nope. I had the same realization when I was looking at a 2005 silverado. It was litteraly just wider, to make the bed a 4ft wide between the wheel wells. Other than that the 3rd gen dakota might as well have been a full size truck.
 
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Originally Posted by David Kalinowski View Post
nope. I had the same realization when I was looking at a 2005 silverado. It was litteraly just wider, to make the bed a 4ft wide between the wheel wells. Other than that the 3rd gen dakota might as well have been a full size truck.
lol, all to get that sheet of plywood. Anyway, I'm someone who would buy the 1500 for the same money.(if I had money) Dakota barley makes it into my carport, something a little shorter would be nice.

I don't see much point in a rebadged Gladiator, so we'll see what/if they do.
 

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