2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
My Dodge Dakota has been a pleasure to
own. The ride and handling is
excellent. I have put on over 10000
miles in the 7 months I have owned this
vehicle and have no complaints other
than the fuel consumption, but buying a
4WD, 4.7L V8 you have to expect not to
get the best fuel economy. I live in
Chesapeake, VA and drive 19 miles to
work in heavy traffic and I get on
average 17 miles to the gallon.
I personally think the fuel economy
display is an excellent tool. I can
easily check my mileage with very
little effort during any condition.
The truck bed is more than sufficient
for most. Very good seating for the
back seats. I would not have got the
vehicle if it was hard to get in or out.
I am happy with the vehicle and have no
suggestions at this time
I looked to purchase this vehicle after
I realized the Toyota Tacoma was too
rich for my blood. I am very happy
with the engine power and build
quality. Plenty of storage in this
vehicle. I feel that the ride of the
Dakota is very carlike as opposed to
the Tacoma which drives like a truck.
Would recommend this vehicle to anyone
who wants a great value for the money.
Engine power, 4 doors (a must have),
vehicle design, and storage
There are some minor issues I have with
finish, one of my fender flares is
pulling off (3m tape worn, only 2k
miles, and weather molding on
passengerside door is letting air in.
I considered many trucks of many makes, styles
and sizes. The Dakota met my family/hobby/work
needs best so I found the right one and bought it.
I've owned it for nearly a year now and I have no
regrets. The 4.7L Magnum mill pushes just the
right amount of power
while the 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes unfailingly
reel that power back. My family of five can
comfortably make longish journeys in it while the
HWY mileage doesn't kill our finances. The 4X4
grabs the ground nicely!
Bodystyling, electronic 4-wheel drive, quad cab
setup, front bench seat, plenty of room.
front fascia and foglamps seem and look cheap on
my particular model.