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2001 Dodge Dakota

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Great Truck
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By CA Snyder
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2001 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 2WD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought this truck in 2002 and it had 11,200 miles on it. I've owned a lot of trucks both foriegn and domestic, and this is a great truck. Other than normal wear and tear there have been no problems. I replaced rotors, brake pads and changed transmission fluid and filter at 58,000 miles.


Favorite Features

The engine is great, ride is great, and it's comfortable to drive


Suggested Improvements

Have a four speed automatic as standard.


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Dakota is the best truck out there
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By rayray0622
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2001 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I had a Chevy Silverado regular cab with the 350 5.7 small block, and my Dakota is much faster and hauls better. It has been nothing but a pleasure having this truck. I like to go to the beach and ride my quad, I was doing circles around other trucks that got stuck in the sand. My Dakota with a load in the back made it easily through the sand.


Favorite Features

The Interior design, and the power.


Suggested Improvements

The only thing i can think of is maybe a longer bed.


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


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I have the R/T and obviously love the power. It is only rated for towing 2,000 pounds, but I've towed well over 3,500 pounds without any problems running the air conditioning full blast while driving up the mountains in the summertime. However, I've had lots of electrical problems, and the truck has broken down on me in the middle of the Arizona desert. In addition, I get 12 mpg in the city and 15 on the freeway.


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Best truck ever
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By SUPERDAK
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2001 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Best truck ever. Combination of power (4.7L V-8) and comfort. I can carry five easily with plenty of leg room. I pull a 3800lbs travel trailer and can do 55 up the steepest hills. Stability is great. Reliability has been excellent. Did have to replace the drivers side window motor/assembly at 80,000 miles.


Favorite Features

The 4.7L V-8. Strong engine with great acceleration. Zero maintenance other than standard oil changes and lubricant top-offs. I have never had to add oil between changes at every 3000 miles. Zero oil consumption


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


Review

Has been a great truck, and other than normal wear parts,(brakes, tires, etc...) I have had nothing wrong with it. Still drives like the day I got it.


Favorite Features

Driving position is very comfortable, especially for a truck.


Suggested Improvements

Has the 3.9L V6. Pick up is a little sluggish on the highway, especially between 50-65 MPH. Over 65 acceleration is fine. I think the overdrive just kicks in a little too soon.


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