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Great choice
By dakman on 02/13/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Getting the V8 in the Dakota really sets the vehicle apart from its competition. The 4.7 V8 is fast, refined, and reliable. The handling and ride of the Dakota are better than most trucks, but the brakes are not very good. The pedal is very mushy and without the 4 wheel ABS, the front wheels lock up frequently. The interior of the truck is very comfortable for 2 adults. 1 normal- size person can fit sideways in the back cab, but it's better used for groceries/packages. Reliability has been average in 30,000 miles. No huge problems, and a couple of small ones.
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Solid Truck
By RKMNY on 02/07/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 2WD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Solid Truck but needs some minor adjustments. Put on Edlebrock IAS Shocks with Power Slot rotors. Truck drives like a car, now. Add a restriction free exhaust (Gibson) with a AirRaid Air Filter system and the 4.7 liter motor comes alive.
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Disappointed!
By Dont buy one! on 01/27/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Truck has 25000 miles on it and been in the shop 3 times. Power steering pump failed 1 time, driving lights the next. Loud suspension noise the next time which was all the bushings...not uncommon from what I hear. Still didnt fix the problem...still loud and loose. Very sloppy and rough steering, rock hard seats and poor visibility out the windshield, transmission hesistates to shift. Not impressed for $29000!!
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2001 Dodge Dakota 4dr 4wd
By dakuhn on 01/24/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Has been a pleasure to own.
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Dakota a Good Buy
By Joachim on 01/10/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Truck runs great and looks good. Only problem has been a faulty headlight switch.
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5.9 has the power
By Ralph Wiggum III on 12/30/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I have the 5.9 and get around 12mpg most of the time. Sometimes 14 or so with highway driving but is worth it if you tow. Its also nice knowing I can accelerate faster than any other truck out there (except 5.9RT, but who wants 2WD).
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Love it
By Caarrl on 12/28/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Great truck. Lots of power. Stereo rocks. Drives as nice as an SUV.
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Awesome Truck
By Charly on 12/14/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab 2WD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I love this truck. Have a black Sport and it gets lots of looks and compliments. I've had it for two years and there have been no problems whatsoever. Very fun to drive as this thing is fast and powerful. Plenty of interior room; I'm 6'3" and not cramped at all. Gas mileage is terrible but if that's a problem don't buy the V8.
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Now, THIS is a truck!
By Eaton on 12/06/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I have owned a 93 F150 and a 97 Toyota Tundra and this Dodge whoops em' both! The Ford was a great truck, but it was too large and ate too much gas. The Dakota is the perfect in-between size and gets decent mileage for a 4.7 V8 with 235 horses. The Toyota was an overpriced joke. Underpowered and it felt like it was going to fall apart whenever I went over a railroad track. The Dakota is extremely solid on the road and handles exceptionally well for a truck. I love the smooth howl of the 4.7 V8, the great stereo and comfy interior. I'll let you know when I find something I don't like about it, but don't hold your breathe.
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LOVE THE DAK
By Dak Dan on 12/04/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)

Review

No more Rangers for me!
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