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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.


Best Features

Driving position is very comfortable, especially for a truck.


Worst Features

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


Review

My wife and I bought our Dakota brand new as our first new vehicle. We have been quite happy with the room and reliability of this truck. Because we have three girls 6 and under, we have the base model and we don't think we have suffered at all. We have traveled cross country twice with no problems. Aside from a few warranty items I have not had any major problems with this truck.


Best Features

Room and comfort.


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


Review

Excellent truck overall. Dodge could do better with their fuel consumption...for the size of the truck. It gets 15 around town and 17 on the freeway; nowhere near Dodge's MPG ratings. Good cargo capacity and towing as well. Overall a great truck, just make sure you are ready for poor MPG, especially with the 4.7 V8. A well put together truck with great options and interior layout.


Best Features

Perfect size bed for a compcact to mid size truck.


Worst Features

Dodge could really improve the Dakota by offering the diesel engine in it; the same one made by Mercedes that they are putting in the new Libertys in 2005.


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


Review

I have had this truck since it was brand new. It has been an excellent truck and hasn't given me any problems other than the ball joints, which were easily replaced.


Best Features

The looks, inside and out, and the power of the motor (4.7 V8)


Worst Features

None


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2001 Dodge Dakota /quad 4X4
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By patrick barrett
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2001 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

16-17 mpg / lots of power from 4.7 v8 engine. Comfortable seating with the bench seat in front. One of the smoothest rides you"ll find from a truck with V-8 power.


Best Features

Back doors that open wide & easy to get in and out of.


Worst Features

Poor front brake life, & undersized rotors. No grease fitting on moving parts in steering. cheap original shocks, front & back.


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