2000 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Best truck I've ever owned

2000 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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Sport Extended Cab Pickup (3.9L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Best truck I've ever owned
By mistermopar on


2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


Bought this truck new, traded in my Mustang for it. Turns out to have been a great decision. Not an ounce of trouble so far. Worst thing I've ever had happen is a ticking valve lifter, but that goes away in 20 seconds or so and then it just runs perfect. Runs on low octane without pinging at all, a problem I've had with almost every other brand I've owned. Love the V8, but it could have more HP/torque for its size, but incredibly smooth and more of an economy engine than the 360 was (I have one of those in a 1996 Ram). I don't really know what else I could want a truck to be than this one!

Best Features

The color, Amber Fire (burnt orange). Don't know why they stopped this color. Now everybody but Dodge has a similar color! I get comments all the time from people who love the color!

Worst Features

Tranny downshifts smooth as glass, upshift from 1-2 is SLIGHTLY rough, but not that bad. That's it, I love this truck, had it for almost 5 years so far!
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