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01 dak quad cab
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By bear18090
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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my dakota now has 63000 miles on it and I've had no major troubles at all. The 4.7 engine has tons of get-up & go& avg. fuel economy is aprox. 17- 18mpg. Plenty of room for at least 5 adults.


Favorite Features

4 doors / back seat for kids


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


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2001 Dakota SLT 4x4, This truck has been virtually problem free since purchased. Truck just feels solid, you can tell the difference. I added rear springs for towing a camper and now it no longer jumps out of control on large bumps at fast speeds, made a big difference, the factory should have done this. I have the 4.7 engine, which sounds like the harley of trucks.


Suggested Improvements

add rear springs paint scratches way to easy


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Mines a Lemon
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By Jimslemon
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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My vehicle has been in the shop 7 times since I bought it. It will be going back shortly. The ABS isn't working properly. This is the second time something has been wrong with the brakes. The dash board has been rattling since 17000 miles. That will need to be fixed too. My MPG hovers around 13MPG on the HIGHWAY! Needless to say, I am more than disappointed in the DODGE product and will be going back to foreign manufacturers.


Favorite Features

The interior is comfortable and the access to the back of the vehicle is excellent. However, you can't enjoy these features when the vehicle is in the shop.


Suggested Improvements

MPG, build quality


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


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Reliable,fun to drive work horse. The V6 has enough power and the cab is quiet when cruising at highway speeds. The Infinity AM/FM/CD System rocks and the seats are comfortable. The black interior is high maintenance though, as it shows everything from cracker crumbs to dog hair. The instrument panel,heater/ac/fan/wiper/headlight switch(s)/controls are large enough without seeming bulky or awkward. Interior appointments are nice, although the glove box is a little on the small side, the center console is rommy. The standard Goodyear Wrangler ST tires are a little small(215/75/15) but it still handles well and gives a smooth ride.


Favorite Features

Power Drivers Seat, Power Mirrors, Fog Lights, Power Outlet In Console To Connect a Cellphone, Infinity Sound System (sweet sounding), Carlike ride (for a truck) just the right size for most jobs and still fits in the garage.


Suggested Improvements

Intergrated child seats in the QuadCab Larger Standard Tires Tighter Turning Ratio


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


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The Dakota has the best sound system offered in any stock truck. I promise you will not complain about leg room (I am 6'-5" & will vouch for this). The 4.7L engine is the only way to go. Avoid the 5.9L V8. I got 11 mpg average honest. The truck handles like a sports car, you will love to drive this machine. Those needing 4X4, look for models with AWD (there are some out there and they have jeep parts; note reg. 4X4 can't be driven on dry pavement). Best truck money can buy!


Favorite Features

Infinity Sound System, Overhead trip computer, Audio controls on steering wheel, 4X4, Leg room, Plush Interior, Body Style, Want more?


Suggested Improvements

Offer high output 4.7L and trash 5.9L, manual 4X4 engage, beefier transmission, little more clearance on 4X4


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


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A great compromise between fullsize and compact trucks. Can tow 6,600 pounds which is more than enough for most people. Gets fairly good gas mileage for a V-8 which is very powerful. I can't say enough about mine!


Favorite Features

Power!


Suggested Improvements

Needs better tires.


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Disappointed!
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By Dont buy one!
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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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!!


Favorite Features

Power of the 4.7!! Nice curb appeal and love the Infinity Stereo! Corners like a sports car and the exhaust sound is POWER!!!


Suggested Improvements

Softer ride and seats! Raise the roof line a bit to improve visibility, better suspension components.


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


Review

Has been a pleasure to own.


Suggested Improvements

Could stand to add heated seats as an option.


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Dakota a Good Buy
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By Joachim
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Truck runs great and looks good. Only problem has been a faulty headlight switch.


Favorite Features

The four doors and crew cab are my favorite features. The interior is roomy and comfortable and the back seats fold up if needed.


Suggested Improvements

I have the small V6 engine. If I could redo the purchase I probably would have upgraded to the larger V6. The engine I have is more than adequate though for accelerating onto the freeway.


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5.9 has the power
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By Ralph Wiggum III
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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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).


Favorite Features

Power, power, power. Even with the length, it is pretty good 4-wheeling...not for Hells Revenge, but OK for reasonable stuff.


Suggested Improvements

Why only 5900 towing capacity? Don't get Mopar hitch. Limited slip dif doesn't work in reverse. Body creaks a lot on bumpy roads.


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