Great Design, Poor Quality
By Bob443 on
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Crew Cab SB
Love this truck to drive. Looks good
handles good, cleans up nice. One big
shortfall - the overall maintenance and
repair level is high and unacceptable.
After owing this vehicle for 44 months
I am spending annually about $2000 in
repairs while I have spent less than
$500 TOTAL for a Honda van of about the
same age and mileage. Oil leaks,
differential leaks, leaking heater
cores, bad air conditioning clutch,
heated mirrors have failed etc.... Just
too much, it shouldn't be this way!
Design and size. Nice utility truck
without being too big, can fit it into
tight city parking garages but still
If Dodge wants to compete with foreign
or even other domestic makers they need
to make some large strides in long term
dependability and vastly reduce the
overall maintenance cost!