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3.9 Auto Quad Cab
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By Girraween
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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My wife and I bought our Dakota brand new as our first new vehicle. We have been quite happy with the room and reliability of this truck. Because we have three girls 6 and under, we have the base model and we don't think we have suffered at all. We have traveled cross country twice with no problems. Aside from a few warranty items I have not had any major problems with this truck.


Best Features

Room and comfort.


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2001 Quad Cab SLT 2WD
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By T Chezem
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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Excellent truck overall. Dodge could do better with their fuel consumption...for the size of the truck. It gets 15 around town and 17 on the freeway; nowhere near Dodge's MPG ratings. Good cargo capacity and towing as well. Overall a great truck, just make sure you are ready for poor MPG, especially with the 4.7 V8. A well put together truck with great options and interior layout.


Best Features

Perfect size bed for a compcact to mid size truck.


Worst Features

Dodge could really improve the Dakota by offering the diesel engine in it; the same one made by Mercedes that they are putting in the new Libertys in 2005.


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Excellent Truck
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By Adam
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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I have had this truck since it was brand new. It has been an excellent truck and hasn't given me any problems other than the ball joints, which were easily replaced.


Best Features

The looks, inside and out, and the power of the motor (4.7 V8)


Worst Features

None


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2001 Dodge Dakota /quad 4X4
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By patrick barrett
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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16-17 mpg / lots of power from 4.7 v8 engine. Comfortable seating with the bench seat in front. One of the smoothest rides you"ll find from a truck with V-8 power.


Best Features

Back doors that open wide & easy to get in and out of.


Worst Features

Poor front brake life, & undersized rotors. No grease fitting on moving parts in steering. cheap original shocks, front & back.


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Dakota 4-Door 2 Wheel Drive.
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By R Hooge
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


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I love the looks and its fun to drive if the roads are dry. Great engine, the V8 is free-revving. The expected gas mileage of 17 city & 22 highway is way too optimistic. I do not drive this vehicle hard & the estiamtes are 15% to 20% too high. Very poor traction & handling on wet roads, the Goodyear Eagles seem to have very poor traction, and I have had lots of flat tires. Corners very well on smooth dry surfaces. Really bounces around on bumpy corners, almost out of control.


Best Features

Best looking truck. The box is suprisingly big. Rear passenger area has lots of room compared to Toyota & Nissan crew cabs. The power & sound of the engine. Good speakers. Comfortable seats.


Worst Features

Improve heating to feet. Paint could be better, hard to wash out stains (do not know why). Large outside rear view mirror & posts result in large blind spots (have to be very carefull). When you floor it the response isn't quick enough, the engine initally really roars with little response.


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