Used 2000 Dodge Dakota

2000 Dodge Dakota
List price range
$2,995 - $4,495
2000 Dodge Dakota

Pros

  • Four full-size doors, tons of interior room, great-looking pickup.

Cons

  • The 5.9-liter's fuel consumption, interior material seems cheap.
Dodge Dakota years

Used 2000 Dodge Dakota for Sale

Dodge Dakota 2000 SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB
135,379 miles
Used 2000
Dodge Dakota
SLT
(5)
H&M Auto Group
50.4 mi away
List$4,495
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2000 SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
211,103 miles
Used 2000
Dodge Dakota
SLT
Buchanan Kia
46 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A new V8 and the availability of a four-door version make the handsome 2000 Dodge Dakota the hands-down choice for those who need the utility of a full-size truck in a more reasonably-sized vehicle.

vehicle overview

Finally! We've been waiting with bated breath for this day, and now, a four-door Dodge Dakota has arrived. And even better, the engineers went above and beyond the call of duty, making the Dakota's new doors full-size, which means getting people and cargo in and out is a no-brainer. This did force the bed to be downsized, but the vehicle length remains virtually the same as the Club Cab, 215.1 inches.

There's another bonus for the 2000 Dakota - it brings the Jeep Grand Cherokee's next-generation 4.7-liter V8 to its Magnum-power lineup. The two-wheel-drive Regular and Club Cabs get a mini-Magnum 120-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but all Dakotas have access to a 3.9-liter that cranks out 175 horsepower, a 5.9-liter making 245 horses, and that 4.7-liter, which makes a whopping 235. Only the 5.9-liter cannot be mated to a manual transmission, and the 2.5-liter is without an automatic option. If you're worried about having to tow with a compact truck, keep in mind the Dakota's 6,200-pound towing capacity. In other words, no problem.

You'll likely have to keep reminding yourself that this is indeed a compact pickup - everything from its towing capacity and stance to its power and interior seems bigger than the norm. A 40/20/40 split seat is standard (but you can opt for high-back buckets), and rear passengers travel on a 60/40 split-folding bench seat, creating seating for six in Quad Cabs. The interior is quiet, and Dodge has improved the comfort level of the seats this year, none too soon. Both two- and four-wheel drive are available, and on the four-bys, the independent front suspension was recently revised to improve an already solid ride quality. Steering was also switched to rack-and-pinion for better response. Underneath you'll find front disc brakes with optional ABS and rear drums with standard ABS (you can upgrade to slightly larger rear brakes with ABS). The transfer case remains in lever form, not a button, but is simple to engage. Three body styles are available: Regular Cab, Club Cab, and Quad Cab. Want the ultimate attention-gettin' Dakota? The Regular and Club Cab two-wheel-drives can take advantage of the R/T Sport Group that includes a 250-horsepower 5.9-liter V8, a lowered suspension, and a high-performance tire-and-wheel combo. The Dakota enters the new millennium with looks, power, and a much-desired four-door configuration. It sure seems like it could be a very happy new year for Dodge.

2000 Highlights

The biggest change this year is design oriented -- the 2000 Dodge Dakota is now available with four full-size doors, and with that comes a family name: Quad Cab. A 4.7-liter V8 has been added, but the 8-foot bed is gone. You can select from five more colors as well.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2000 Dodge Dakota.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

The Best 15 year old truck you can buy
asherr6,09/02/2015
This review is specific to the 4.7l v-8 in the extended cab base truck. First off the engine is absolutely bulletproof. I bought it with 62k miles in 2005, now 10 years later i have 170k miles and it still runs/drives so smoothly. Aside from tires and oil changes, I've had to replace are driver side tie rod end, water pump, number 7 fuel injector, front wheel bearing ($33 on amazon, it just slides on) and the two trans sensors that measure output speed (i think, they are side by side). all told most of labor i did my self but i've spent about $750.00 in the life of the truck. The alignment goes out once a year, (its probably a bushing) and the a/c, it has been out for about 3 years, not sure the cause but its not simply freon. This truck has taken 5 grown men from birmingham to ohio and illinois 4 times while pulling a large trailer. Its taken the same group numerous times to new orleans, tampa and south carolina. All I can say is it is still extremely reliable and if you have the opportunity to get a dakota with the 4.7, please do yourself a favor and jump on the opportunity. My wife is always asking when i'm going to buy a new truck and trade mine in (the paint is looking rough lol). I explain that I plan on my son who is 18 months, to drive it for is first car. I have all the confidence in the world, that with good maintenance and decent driving the truck will easily last another 15 years. Update** I still have the truck it’s pushing 190k still running strong. I picked up an 05 grand Cherokee with the same 4.7 as the Dakota. So I don’t drive my truck that often. The alignment is still annoying but no other issues. Great truck!!
Useful and Reliable
mrish,03/21/2011
I bought my 00' Dakota SLT 4.7 v8 4x4 brand new in 2000. It currently has 195k miles on it and runs great. Doesn't burn oil, doesn't smoke, and doesn't even have an oil leak. The only problems I 've had is 2x freeze plugs, 2x speed sensors, and one oxygen sensor. I've pulled a Kubota 4wd tractor, a Massey Ferguson, and pulled a fullsize truck on a trailer 300 miles. The 4WD has worked great and the limited slip rear diff. has got me out places that other 4x4's couldn't. I've taken care of it mechanically and used semi-synthetic oil every 5k miles. I would buy this truck all over again with question.
123k and runs like new
Tim,07/31/2008
This is the best truck I've ever had. It handles, rides, brakes, and looks great. I had only had Chevy's before and hated the Anti-lock brakes, but love the Dakota's brakes.This truck rides at least 10 times better than the Chevy and has a lot more power than the Chevy did, and I went from a 4.3 Chevy to a 3.9 Dakota. The only thing I don't like is the fuel economy, but not so bad I would go back to Chevy. Don't know if I'll ever buy another Chevy.
BUY A DODGE DAKOTA
zwzach,02/02/2010
I bought this truck because I was looking at trucks in its class like the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger and Nissan Frontier. But nothing compares to this truck, my truck has the 4.7 v8 all I have to say is I am very impressed with the power and the styling of this truck it is a sweet ride. I did buy a cold air intake and a chip for this truck for $630.00 and i think it will unleash the real Dakota in side and should help with the fuel economy factor so anyways buy a dodge Dakota I really think you will love it just buy with a 4.7 or 5.9 i think you will enjoy it a bit more.
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Poor

More about the 2000 Dodge Dakota
Used 2000 Dodge Dakota Overview

The Used 2000 Dodge Dakota is offered in the following submodels: Dakota Crew Cab, Dakota Regular Cab, Dakota Extended Cab. Available styles include Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB, Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, SLT 2dr Regular Cab SB, SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB, Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB, Sport Plus 2dr Extended Cab SB, Sport Plus 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, Sport Plus 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, 2dr Extended Cab SB, SLT 4dr Crew Cab SB, SLT Plus 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, Sport 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, R/T Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB, SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB, Sport Plus 2dr Regular Cab SB, SLT Plus 4dr Crew Cab SB, 2dr Regular Cab SB, SLT Plus 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, Sport Plus 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB, SLT Plus 2dr Extended Cab SB, R/T Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB, SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, Sport Plus 4dr Crew Cab SB, SLT Plus 2dr Regular Cab SB, and SLT Plus 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB.

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Should I lease or buy a 2000 Dodge Dakota?

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