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2003 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4
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By rembrandt121
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Vehicle

2003 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I had a 1992 Dakota le Extended cab
before this 2003 and the improvements
are very noticable. The handeling is
dramatically improved. The rack and
pinion steering coupled with the
improved suspension makes this truck
handle like a sports car among trucks.
The 4.7 V8 has more than enough power
to handle most jobs. It doesn't get the
best fuel mileage in the industry but
it doesn't get the worst either. This
truck is fun to drive and can burn up
the roads if needed.


Best Features

Favorite features include: am/fm/cassette/cd Infinity sound system, optional 265/70/16 tires(I suggest you opt for those)


Worst Features

Make the oil filter easier to access,more paint options,put the HEMI in the Dakota.


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Best "Compact" truck around
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By Godzirrah
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2003 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I've Had it for three weeks now and
besides being my everyday commuting
vehicle (with kids in car seats) it
tows my 20' boat famously. I own the
V8 4.7L 2wd. I call my truch the baby
bear truck as it fits all my everyday
needs "just right"...I test drove all
others on the market and the Dodge
blows away the Tacoma, Frontier and
Colorado. The closest was the Tundra
but tons more cabin room with the Dodge
at a lot less price.


Best Features

interior, bed size & towing capability. I thought I wouldn't like the smaller bed that comes with the quad but it fits just right


Worst Features

A little slow from 30 - 50 but I attribute that to the V8 and sure don't complain when I'm towing my boat.,


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03' 4x4 V8 Extended Cab
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By x98evens
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2003 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab Sport 4WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Very fast for a truck this size, great
size/price combination for a truck.
Enjoyable to drive the 5 speed w/
limited slip rear end. Hard to find a
good service shop for the tougher jobs
(required frequent axle flushes), but
you can't blaim that on the truck.


Best Features

Powerful, fast V8 fun to drive. Easy towing, smooth ride, easy to do most work on.


Worst Features

Ball joints with grease fittings, better shocks, tires and brakes.


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I love this little son of a gun
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By sharkraider552
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2003 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab Sport Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

love this truck. drives like a dream,
mine has the stampede package and i love
it, can't say how meany comments people
has said they loved the way the truck
looks the inside is right on center
console is really big if uhad o could
hide a body in there dodge stole this
ford lover and turned him into a dodge
guy for now on


Best Features

love how confirtible the seats are in this truck even it is a single cab always confirtible


Worst Features

a little more room behind the seat to put item that are a little bigger other then that truck is great


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Dakota Quad/SLT+/4.7 with 5-45FRE Tranny
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By Deselfitter
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Vehicle

2003 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Well behaved truck with good size ~not
too large and not too small. This
Dakota is a pleasure to drive around
town and short trips. I am looking
forward to longer trips when warm
weather arrives. Fuel economy is close
to EPA estimates, about 14 in towm and
19 highway. I expect further
improvement with more miles.


Best Features

I love interior space and layout. The engine is great match for this tranny. Cloth, high-back, power bucket seats are quite comfortable. Being able to turn off the interior lights a plus.


Worst Features

Make it easier to change the time on the clock! Ford has a better system for setting the clock.


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