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Needs Improvements
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By Barnell
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I bought my 2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L on October 12th 2007. The first two to two and a half months it was ok. Then I started noticing that the power steering would go out from time to time. My oil pressure would drop for no reason. Last, I noticed in the morning, when I would first start to drive it, it would get stuck in second gear and I would have to coast until third kicked in. Gas Mileage on this truck is HORRENDOUS. I'm not sure if itís the quality of Dodge or if it was the owner before me, but I know I would probably not tell any one to buy this truck. But on the plus side, the body and style is awesome.


Favorite Features

I like the interior and exterior style.


Suggested Improvements

Need to improve on gas mileage and auto parts quality.


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Best Truck Ever
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By Nutt
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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This is a great truck. Nothing but normal tune up stuff done. Never had a problem from .3 miles to 159,000 miles. Wouldn't trade it for the world.


Favorite Features

Everything about the truck


Suggested Improvements

Don't change a thing


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Great Buy
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By gwashy
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I bought this vehicle for the utility of a truck, but what I got was a vehicle that handles great and has been a great buy for the money. Outside of a recall on the ball joints, I have not had any issues at all. A highly reliable vehicle that handles/performs well and is sporty. The V6 engine has plenty of get up and go and proves to have plenty of torque with a bed full of anything. The interior is comfortable, but can feel a bit "cheap". The interior components tend to move around in the assembled condition and do not fit snugly. Also, the dash features feel hollow and do not give a robust feel. With the interior my only concern, I am quite satisfied and would buy it again anyday.


Favorite Features

Came with a handling package that gave a 3.55 gear ratio and wide, larger tires. Larger Bed for a smaller truck


Suggested Improvements

More robust feel to the interior.


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Best truck I've ever owned
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By mistermopar
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Bought this truck new, traded in my Mustang for it. Turns out to have been a great decision. Not an ounce of trouble so far. Worst thing I've ever had happen is a ticking valve lifter, but that goes away in 20 seconds or so and then it just runs perfect. Runs on low octane without pinging at all, a problem I've had with almost every other brand I've owned. Love the V8, but it could have more HP/torque for its size, but incredibly smooth and more of an economy engine than the 360 was (I have one of those in a 1996 Ram). I don't really know what else I could want a truck to be than this one!


Favorite Features

The color, Amber Fire (burnt orange). Don't know why they stopped this color. Now everybody but Dodge has a similar color! I get comments all the time from people who love the color!


Suggested Improvements

Tranny downshifts smooth as glass, upshift from 1-2 is SLIGHTLY rough, but not that bad. That's it, I love this truck, had it for almost 5 years so far!


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'00 Dodge Dakota
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By Walter
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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The Dakota with the 4.7 V8 has ample power to pull a two horse trailer, stock, but with a few minor modifications it puts close to 300 HP to the rear wheels. Be careful though on wet roads with it's light rear axle weight it will easily spin the tires.


Favorite Features

Easy to manuver in traffic, with plenty of passing power.


Suggested Improvements

Could have had better stock rims


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00 Dodge Dak 3.9L ext cab 2wd
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By Matt
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Have owned this truck from 00 to present. This has to be the best vehicle I have ever purchased. I have had this truck in the garage once for the check engine light. The problem was a faulty gas cap. Other than routine maitenance...I have not had one problem! (knock on wood). Nice ride for a truck. I am thouroughly displeased with the 05 design. Looks like the new Mitsubishi Raider is going to be my future purchase...same truck with better warranty.


Favorite Features

Ride comfort. I'm 6'2", cabin fits me very comfortably...long trips don't wear me down. Controls are easy access, not a cluster of buttons to blow the optic nerve. I enjoy the simplicity. Plenty of cargo space in the bed. Infinity radio system cranks w/limited distortion.


Suggested Improvements

Stock front brakes stink. I have replaced pads with ceramic. The squeal is gone. I wonder if they should have used bigger rotors? The paint job was pretty shoddy. Another coat of paint prior to clear coat would have done the trick.


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So far, an excellent truck
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By RDT
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Have had the truck 2 years before it had to go to the shop with a minor problem with pollution control. No other repairs since purchased. Excellent power with the V8 even when towing. Good handling in the snow with 4WD. Excellent wear on the tires. Just about time for new front brakes but that is because of a lot of towing trailers without electric brakes. Would definitely buy another.


Favorite Features

Interior room and styling.


Suggested Improvements

Little better gas mileage would be nice but could definitely use a third door for the extended cab.


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sollar yellow
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By dak
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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overall this is a good truck for the exeption of the auto trany that sleeps all the time when passing.


Favorite Features

color+top speed+look


Suggested Improvements

new auto trans need cause this one sucks bad


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Nice Affortable Truck
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By pcannon
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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A real gem. Cute, functional, confortable, truck. Loved everything about the truck except an unrepairable wind noise leak around the driver side window seal. Also, with V8 the computer shut off fuel flow to engine without surprise at 97 mph. Understandably for safety, however operating paremeters should be disclosed in owners manual.


Favorite Features

Style, ride, driveability, functionality.


Suggested Improvements

Full disclosure of operating paremeters within owners manual and improved fit and finish.


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Great Truck!
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By wickesser
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2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Would by this truck again. Best review you can give.


Favorite Features

Performance and styling


Suggested Improvements

Include limited slip differential as standard equipment with 4:11 gears!


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