Looks great but doesn't hold up
By vhall9953 on
2001 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)
Dodge makes very attractive and
comfortable trucks. I only wish they
did as good of a job making them
reliable. I had the transmission
completely rebuilt at 30K miles, and
had to have a major overhaul on the
breaking system at 32K. I am now at
45K and the transmission is slipping
like it did before the first rebuild.
I have religiously maintened the
vehicle, so it is very frustrating to
have so many problems. After I get it
back this time, I am going to shop for
an F150 or Titan and get out of Dodge.
My recommendation: if Dodge does sucker
you with the cosmetics or Hemi ads, buy
the extended warranty. It will save
you a fortune in the long run.
The Dakota does handle very nicely and
is very comfortable.
Start putting engineering money into
making Dodge trucks reliable instead of
of just trying to make them look good.