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2004 Dodge Dakota

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Love this truck!
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By Christopher
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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I've driven it in all weather conditions, on and off road, and it has taken it in stride. I moved to Florida and packed the biggest U-haul trailer to the gills and put my motorcycle in the bed. I think I could have added on another trailer full! The convenience of the four doors makes it even better. It's too bad Dodge made the new one so ugly!


Best Features

I like the overhead console and its many features: programable garage door opener, gas mileage, temperature, miles to go until empty, compass...it's cool!


Worst Features

I can't say it needs any improvement. Maybe the gas mileage...but what do you want from a V8?


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Can't go wrong here...
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By Anchorsaweigh
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2004 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab SXT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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Stepped down from a 2001 Ram 1500 4X4 to something that wouldn't cost me $100 per week in gas. Runs quiet, smooth, and handles very well. Smooth shifting and transitioning to 4WD. Dash layout and ergonomics well thought out. Excellent fuel economy, although I had expected better. But, 20MPG sure beats the heck out of 11MPG any day of the week. The 3.7L V-6 has a lot of pep and powers up when you need it. I would recommend this vehicle.


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Favorite Dodge So Far
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By marki
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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This is my third Dodge. First had a 96 Ram 1500, then a 02 Dakota. Now have the 04 Dakota. Love everything about it. It's got the V8 with a 5 speed manual transmission. Way more power than the V6, and almost identical gas mileage. Spacious but not too big. Perfect for city or highway driving.


Best Features

V8, stick shift, style, looks, pretty much everything.


Worst Features

Wind noise, lousy factory tires (Goodyear) that in 2 inches of snow you gotta use 4x4 or you'll get stuck. Gas mileage is no issue - it's a 4x4, V8, what do you expect?


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Very Pleased
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By wolfinblue
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2004 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab Sport Plus Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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I love my Dakota! Nice and powerful and throaty sounding 3.7L V6. Towing my 17' boat is a breeze. 18,000 miles and no problems. It handles great and is very comfortable ride for a pickup. Road noise and wind noise is a little more than I would have liked, and factory stereo (Non Infinity) is a joke. Worst factory stereo I've heard on a modern vehicle. I have replaced the speakers and head unit and added a small Bazooka sub. Otherwise, I'm very pleased with this truck!


Best Features

Towing ability, styling, driving comfort.


Worst Features

More sound dampening to keep out road noise and wind noise. Better factory stereo.


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All Go & Cannot Stop
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By C. Stueve
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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This is my second Dakota in the last 3 years. I looked at the new Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon & passed up both, along with my GM Employee discount for another Dakota. For my kids & hobbies I could not do without the 4 doors.


Best Features

4 doors, 4x4, V-8 power in a smaller truck.


Worst Features

I have had the front rotors turned twice & the back turned once at the dealer in 25xxx miles. Most all my driving is highway. The dealer told me the new Dodge break pads are too hard for the metal of the rotors.


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