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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab - Consumer Reviews

2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab

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By JA
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab R/T Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Worst and BEST truck I have ever owned. Purchased in 2003, sold in 2008 as trade in for less of a Beast. 4 sets of tires, and numerous tickets had to let it go. After I made all the modes I wanted, not diving into the engine itself, I had a real runner. Would smoke any Honda trying to make a run at me on the H3, Honolulu, HI with so much torque. Just loved hearing them grabbing lower gears thinking they could catch me. Pegged speedometer once in WA state on a super long back road, and still had 2 grand to go (never did that again scared me so bad).

Replaced entire front/rear suspension with polyurethane bushing and KYB shocks, did so because the Dodge's were notorious for ball joint failure. That turned the truck into go-cart like handling, stiffening up the suspension all the way around.

Engine wise: Throttle body plate, cold air intake, stainless steel headers (kept single pipe out), high flow cat, high flow muffler, Mopar performance computer, 165 degree thermostat, 8mm spark plug wires, platinum spark plugs, and MSD 6a digital ignition.

I still think about that truck all the time and wish I never got rid of it........why? Oh, my reasoning above, but why?


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No lack of power
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By fla cruser
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab R/T Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Good looking truck, handles very well, its quick, no major problems fuel mileage could be better


Best Features

Great looks, reliable, fast.


Worst Features

fuel mileage and paint did not hold up


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New little red truck
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By dodgemanchris
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab R/T Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

It is a good truck. Looks great on the road. Handling is unreal, sometimes I forget I am in a truck. Also have not had a lot of problems out of it. Tire size is a little odd, so prices are kind of high. But when it handles that good, it evens out. Overall,it is a good truck that you can do light work with in the day, and then a night take your girl out on the town. Trust me,she will ask to drive.


Best Features

Power, in a small truck. Motor loves up- grades.


Worst Features

Different tires


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More bark than bite
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By ruffles
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab R/T Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I purchased this R/T on Ebay almost one year ago. Replaced the idler pulley,v-belt, and water pump. Overall, the truck turns heads everywhere I go. Sounds excellent through factory single exhaust (not sure what genius put single exhaust on a performance truck). The truck is fun to drive. Fuel economy is about 14 in the city and 17 on the highway. Truck has a 5.9 v-8 and only produces 250hp. Most hondas with a couple of mods can beat me on any given day. Looks mean, sounds mean, feels mean. Stock with k&n filter runs high 14's in quarter mile.


Best Features

Looks,Sound,Torque. Handles like a dream car(can take 30 mph curves at 50 with little effort). Does not like bumpy roads.


Worst Features

Eliminate rev limiter on trans(wont shift from 1 to 2 umless you back off of gas pedal). Add dual exhaust/headers. More exclusive r/t items. Club cab should have third door for easy access.


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Dodge Dakota R/T
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By DrewD
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab R/T Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Dodge far and away builds the poorest
vehicle I have ever owned. This truck
not only depreciates the fastest of
any American vehicle but the milage
rating was overstated by almost twice
what it got. Also when the dealership
was questioned about the poor milage
and the engine miss I was told "yes I
can hear it but Dodge won't authorize
us to fix it" For having as large of
an engine as it did it was not fast.
For a 2000 the idea that Dodge uses
the same undercarrige as a 1970 car
pretty much tell the story on the
funding they put into research and
development. Never will I look at a
Dodge\Chrysler vehicle again.


Best Features

The one redeiming feature was the color, Intense Blue.


Worst Features

four doors on the extended cab, seats that would allow the driver to set for more than 20/25 min. An engine that would make decent horsepower/torque 300/300 and still get decent milage 17/23 mpg city/hiway. Suspension from this era, drum brakes and stamped steel A-arms NAH!


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