Used 2003 Dodge Dakota Base Regular Cab Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2003 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

4 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Dakota model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
2003 Dakota SXT Regular Cab
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By consultfirst
on

Vehicle

2003 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Fun truck to drive with the 5-speed manual transmission. Truck is perfect size between compact and full size. Too bad they stopped making the regular cab version.


Best Features

5-speed manual transmission makes it fun to drive.


Worst Features

Cab needs a little more room for 6- footers.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

'03 Dakota
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By tommy
on

Vehicle

2003 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

We purchased our '03 Dakota Reg. Cab SXT RWD for $13K. It was a nice "beater" car for my dad for work. But we have clocked on average of 12-15 mpg city and probably 19 highway. We had to replace the tires at 20k and then again and 45k. We were in a minor car accident with it where we tapped the back of another car on a freeway ramp, and it caused $400 damage. The plastic hood-release lever, broke off and had to get it replaced. The A/C conked out when he had 100-degree plus weather, which we took the repair shop and he found out that not only the cooling pump was shot but there was a cylinder- 6 miss-fire which could've been dangerous if it died on the highway.


Best Features

Standard non-Magnum V6 engine gets the job done, CD player


Worst Features

Reduce the weight of the tailgate. (cause of such horrible gas mileage) DaimlerChrysler needs better build quality.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

2003 Dakota SXT
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By GT
on

Vehicle

2003 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Great truck. Had over three years with no problems in 28,900 miles. Original brakes and tires. Decent gas mileage for a 2WD, approximately 19-21 MPG on the highway.


Best Features

Styling, inside and out


Worst Features

Wish I could have more horsepower


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Unbelievable
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Looking63146
on

Vehicle

2003 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

After 3 long years driving a boring 1997 Ford Thunderbird I am finally enjoying driving again. This truck goes exactly where you piont it.


Best Features

CD Player, Bucket Seats, Alloy Wheels, Sliding rear window for 10,500. WOW


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT