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So Far, So Good
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By TEEJAY
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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Well I now have 31k on this truck and no real problems as of yet. I am patiently waiting to see if the rumors are true about Dodge putting a 4.2lt cummings diesel in the Dakota in 08? If they do then I will trade my '04 in a flash. The 4.2l diesel gets close to 30mpg and has over 400ftlb of torque. I could pull my bass boat with eash and still get good gas mileage and the longevity of a cummings diesel. Great!


Best Features

4 wheel discs. Spacious cab.


Worst Features

Put the diesel in the Dakota


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I will probably always own a Dakota!
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By chriscat870
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SXT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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First Dodge and 3rd pickup I've owned. The other 2 were full size. They were a waste of money! The V6 only has 25 fewer horses than the V8 and gets about 18-19 mpg. Put a K&N filter and some exhaust and you'll get your horses back with even better mpg! Next to an Audi A6 Quattro, this is the funnest vehicle I have ever driven! It holds the road like a sports car, but carries cargo without strain. It does not do well in wet conditions, but that can be fixed with better tires. The fact that this model was viturally unchanged for 10 years should be a testament to the appeal of its looks.


Best Features

Four doors with rear windows that roll all the way down. Awesome handling and looks!


Worst Features

Storage under rear seats. Better exterior paint. Better a/c venting and temp control (one click off max cold is instantly warm).


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Versitile truck
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By Wilgey
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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This truck is all around value. It's great for weekend projects or that all important camping trip. Plenty of cargo room and with optional roof racks hauling longer items is a simple task.


Best Features

Acceleration and handling in traffic is a breeze.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy. Back seat could use a little more leg room and comfort.


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2004 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4WD SLT
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By William Ryan
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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If I could get 10 more MPG out of this truck I would be happy. I love everything about it. If you live in a cold climate and you buy a Dakota Quad I would suggest getting the rear window defogger instead of the sliding rear window - you probably won't use the slider that much anyway.


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Does its job
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By Dakota Believer
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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Wanted a Toyota Tacoma crew cab, but settled for the Dakota, and glad I did. The Tacoma does not have the room the Dakota has nor does it have the power. Happy with the Dakota, bought it used and wish I would have looked for one with more features.


Best Features

The power is the best for this size truck. Toyota may have the name but Dakota has the power.


Worst Features

Gas mileage, you see the gas gauge move everytime you go to the corner store.


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