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nice truck
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By BILL
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2003 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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This is a nice truck, inside and out. On rough rodes the front end tends to bounce in one direction. I have the V-6 in my truck and it seems to be under powered. The ride is nice.


Best Features

overhead console


Worst Features

gas milage


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Northeast Driving
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By YanksSck
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2003 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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I inherited an 03 Dakota 2 years ago. I live in the Northeast and not having 4WD pretty much just doesn't work out. It gets stuck every time there is more than 3 inches of snow on the ground, and slides all over the place in any snow or ice (which is pretty much 3 full months a year). Piling weight in the back just doesn't seem to help. The fuel economy is terrible for a 2wd vehicle, my count is about 18 mph highway at best but i have got as little as 8 city. The Truck would be fine in a snow less region, but if you live in a cold climate look elsewhere. You can get much more traction power without sacrificing too much in MPG.


Best Features

Nice big center console with a power outlet.


Worst Features

Fuel efficiency, RWD provides 0 traction, ext cab couldn't hold a dog let alone a human.


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Big red truck
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By suzanne webb
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2003 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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Very dependable. Lots of fun to drive. Great load capacity. Did not think I would like a truck but this one is great.


Best Features

Lots of room. Back seat area is small for adults but great for kids. Easy to maintain. Great visibility.


Worst Features

Nothing.


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First time truck owner
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By Kelly Jones
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2003 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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This truck handles really well. The ride initially is not great, you feel all of the bumps and grooves in the roadway. Over time, this seems to have smoothed out a bit. Interior is very comfortable and roomy in my model (bucket seats, club cab). Gas mileage is around 17-18 city, 19-21 hwy.


Best Features

Overall look and design. Goodyear tires, aluminum wheels. You get the full size truck feel without the size.


Worst Features

smooth out the ride. Not being accustomed to the ride in a compact truck, it takes some adjustment.


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Love the 8 in this baby....
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By Darbster
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2003 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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This truck is a super. It is in a kinda stealth mode. With the eight cylinder 4.7 she can do almost anything the big boys can do and still park in a compact stall. If you are looking for a extended cab truck with some yank look no further this Dakota will knock your socks off. I have owned a Chevy 1500 Z71 sportside and a Ford Explorer XLT. I wish I had looked at the Dodge line sooner. The other trucks are okay but I'm impressed with the overall quality and precision of this vehicle. Highly recomended.


Best Features

Good power, great comfort package, nice size, and decent mileage.


Worst Features

Perhaps... better sound system?


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