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By Tim
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2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This truck has been a steady performer. It is functional enough for light construction duty and family recreation. Our family of 3 + 1 large dog has found there is plenty of int. room and adequate cargo capacity for our road trips and camping outings. The ride is truck like, but without much road noise. There have been no major problems, but the broken emergency brake release lever and the poor seal around the gas intake pipe are annoying. The V6 provides pep and the transmission shifts smoothly. The gear shift on the steering column is a little tempermental and requires perfect placement before finding the right gear. Traction on wet pavement and snow is weak when the bed is empty.


Favorite Features

The cargo light for the bed is a handy feature when unloading the bed at the campground after sunset.


Suggested Improvements

A bigger glove box and a pouch behind the driver's seat would be nice.


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Fun Truck
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By handyman
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2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought the truck from a private owner with 63,000 miles on it. Starts and rides like a new vehicle. Only problem I found was a warped front brake disk. Since grinding it no more clicks. Use it every day and sometimes overloaded, full or empty runs all the same. Fuel efficency is lousy (14 mpg) and A/C only cools to 48 F, which is within specs but in summery Florida we need all the cooling you can get. Overall highly satisfied


Favorite Features

Power. Roomy interior. Good finish


Suggested Improvements

Improve fuel consumption. Colder A/C. It feels as if the transmission could upshift at lower speeds (perhaps this would improve mileage a little)


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Nice lookin' truck
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By threeer
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2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Bought after Toyota dealership got stupid dealing for a Tacoma. Love the rugged look of the quad. While the interior isn't 100% as nice as others, it's still a comfortable place to do business. Like the wide-open rear doors! CD player didn't work upon arrival, but was taken care of under warranty.


Favorite Features

Large access rear doors. Overall look of the vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

Base engine could use some work. SXT trim is really stripped.


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im very happy so far
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By mrktwatchr
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2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

quad cab, 4.7 ,5 speed auto ,limited slip diff ,towing package ,16 tires and 11 inch rotors front and back, anti lock breaks,lower gear ratio,e upgrade stero w 6CD player,


Favorite Features

love the way it handles and drives lots of room in back for 3 kids


Suggested Improvements

27 miles to a canadian gallon on hyway 21 miles to canadian gallon in city , not bad it gets better gas milage than my 3 liter Voyager


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Should have bought a Tacoma
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By manly
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2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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I was so close to getting a Tacoma and now I wish I had. Gas guzzling and noisy truck with bad fit.


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