I bought this used with 32,000 miles on
it. It's the 2000 Dakota SLT V8 4.7,
all time 4x4 w/locking diffs. I like
the all-time 4x4 because it grabs around
corners, but you loose acceleration when
starting from stopped position.
This is a good truck as stock. OK
power, and looks great. It will get you
anywhere. A little costly on the gas.
This truck with modifications is great.
I changed air intake,put in headers,
cat-backs, and a mod-chip, and it's
STRONG! Also get 1-2 miles per gallon
more, when I'm not flooring it.
There's a new magnum V8 HO engine in the
Dakotas that puts out more power. I
would look into a Dakota with this
engine if I was looking to buy.
This truck is good looking. It's
strong. There are multiple
modifications that can be done to the
truck that require little work.
The brake system is pretty bad. I don't
like the ABS on it, and the brake rotors
keep warping. Have to grind them 2
times a year. Gas economy is a little
poor as a stock truck.