2008 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Break downs

2008 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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SXT Crew Cab Pickup (3.7L V6 6-speed Manual 5.4 ft. Bed)

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2008 Dodge Dakota SXT 4dr Crew Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


Like my 2008 Dodge, Several time turn in for minor thing while under warr. Radio clock doesn't work, been reset about 6 times, gave up on turning it in to get fixed. Got 37,400 miles on it and rack and pinon when out along with power steering pump, $1,740 to fix it. Gas mileage average 16 to 18 on open highway, 3.7 6 cyl. with no load, pulling small boat, around 1,350 pounds, about 12 to 14 miles a gallon. Power on 3.7 is low, will not stay in overdrive going up small hills. Second Dodge Dakota I own. Warr should be better, keep oil change and maintenance back the book, if you go over 60 miles pass oil change, warr. is void. Turn mine in and had 12 miles before void warr.

Best Features

Ride nice, looks good

Worst Features

Fuel, no 20 on open highway at 65 or 70 no load. Maybe 18 at best 2 wheel drive. Better warr.
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