2000 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2000 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 47 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"power" 15 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 22 reviews
"power" 4 reviews

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James writes:
2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4WD Review
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Looks awesome, really dependable never leaves me stranded.

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No front recovery hooks, short bed on quad cab models, needs a little more power.

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2000 Dodge Dakota — The Dodge Dakota is one of the best if you are looking for a mid sized pickup, its not to big and its not to small. mine has the 287 4.7L v-8 so it has pretty good acceleration although it could be better. I think that the truck handles pretty good on just about any kind of surface except gravel roads that have that washboard effect on them, then it handles horrible. The build quality of the truck overall seems to be pretty good although i have noticed that my tailgate does squeak and rattle and it is annoying when you have the rear sliding window open. I think the styling of the truck inside and out is pretty good and i dont think i would change anything on the outside of the truck. The gas mileage is not to bad on the highway as long as you are going about 60mph-65mph you will see 16-24mpg depending on how flat the road is and how much wind there is. However if you are going to go 75mph-80mph on the interstate dont plan on seeing anything better than 15mpg. Gas mileage in town all depends on how much acceleration you want when the light turns green, my average for in town is about 14mpg. My truck is 4x4 which makes it a pretty fun vehicle to drive when it snows of when you go off-road, however if you are going to be off-roading a lot in this truck i would plan on getting some mud tires because before i got my mud tires i found it easy to get my truck stuck. Now that i have had these new mud tires on it i have not been stuck once.

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John writes:
2000 Dodge Dakota Base Review
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Just too much fun!

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You have to buy gas a lot lol

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2000 Dodge Dakota R/t — This is for a 2000 Dakota R/T. Performance was a little less than thrilling in stock form. However it takes well to mods and can be a real powerhouse. One of the most important things to do is reflash the PCM for a performance tune. It also handles extremely well. It has 95,000 miles on it now with no major or costly repairs and I don't baby it either. The cost of ownership is a bit much. When I bought it, we were all complaining that gas was $1.50 a gallon. $4 a gallon really changes driving habits with this vehicle. Now that I have it the way I like it, I wouldn't be happy driving any other truck.

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Scott writes:
2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4WD Review
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4

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Lots of power, 4 wheel drive

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Gas hog

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Love It — I love the power this truck has with its V8 and the 4X4 to do some crazy off roading, the only thing i dont like about this truck is the dealership i bought it from. Well its about time to go drive my truck now.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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George writes:
2000 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4WD Review
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2

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V8 in a mid. size

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13.3 mgp no matter what

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Just Ok — It was at best just OK. I never had any problems with it but after my 1996 it was a big let down. It had worse performance and worse gas mileage. 13.3 mpg is not what I was expected out of a mid. size truck

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
2000 Dodge Dakota Club Cab Review
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4

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Theres no replacement for displacement

Cons

GAS MILEAGE!!!!!

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Ford Had The Mustang, Chevy The Camaro, So Dodge Made A Truck That Could Beat Em Both. — Truck books it stops on a dime and handles like a go-kart whats not to like? The trucks a blast to drive. If you drive in the city your going to the gas station every other day but hell it doesnt have a 5.9 V8 in it for economy.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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romey808 writes:
2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4WD Review
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4

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Very good work truck. I pulled a lot of weight behind this badboy

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Can't afford the gas for this v8 beast

romey808
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This Stock Build Monster Has Some Hp — Is a good work/family truck.. Love goin in the sand with this badboy. I haul a lot of materials, pull of different type of mechines / equipment , been through all types of terrain with this truck. And still going strong

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mortarfier writes:
2000 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4WD Review
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4

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Fun to drive, easy to park, can go any where, can pull a trailer,haul 6 people,

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Not terrable but not  as good gas mileage as a car

mortarfier
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Looks Great, & Looks Fun — What a blast to drive in snow or off road.Very reliable. A fantastic HD/CD All the hidden stations. This has a Mercades engine Overhead cam V8. The 4 speed auto has a extra sun gear for passing. You will not regret having this truck I didnt.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lucey17 writes:
2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4WD Review
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5

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I found this truck to be very reliable, especially in extreme weather conditions.  Also it is very roomy and great for hauling trailers etc.   Or just to take out to the farm and take it mudding.

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Poor fuel economy

lucey17
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Great Work Truck, Good-looking, Liked Everything About It. — I really do love this truck. It's great for work and hauling things like trailers or mowers, etc. It doesnt get the best fuel economy especially with the V8 Magnum. Which, is the biggest engine that dodge makes for dakotas. But if your wanting a work truck with lots of power. This is what you're looking for.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kevin writes:
2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4WD Review
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nice vehicle rides very well

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gas milage

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Good Vehicle For A Teenager — great overall truck fun to drive has power when u need it gas milage sucks u can do alot to them but the dodges all have faults the auto trans but a 5 speed swap is easy in them from what i hear

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Nathan writes:
2000 Dodge Dakota Base Review
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Everything

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Nothing

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Awesome — 5.9L fast when not at full throttle. Instant power and great throttle response. Sleek flowing design. Doesn't take much to get it lowered to a good stance. Awesome truck to drive anywhere. Haven't replaced anything on the truck. Overall a good, fast, reliable truck.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2010 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Good Truck For The Money By Saomiguelazores

Good midsize truck,spacious inside,decent looks,good powerful engine so far nothing went wrong yet,just change oil,gas and its ready to go. Cons seems very light on the back the tires slip when i star... Read More

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2008 Dodge Dakota Reviews

2008 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab. By Richard

I like the truck because it serves the purpose I bought it for, and still has some nice amenities. The only thing I would have enjoyed more about it was a 5 speed manual transmission, but they are pre... Read More

Perfect Combination Of Sporty And Workhorse By magnavette

A great color combination with the red body, black rims, and tinted windows. The lockable hard bed cover is perfect for keeping things dry and secure while camping, boating, or moving. The engine soun... Read More

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2007 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Clean, Dependable, Flame Read,pick-up. By Grandpa7

I like the ability to be able to run in 2 wheel drive most of the time and have the ability to get into 4 wheel when the snow blows. Great looking truck with the SXT strips and decal on the side. ... Read More

Best Truck Ever! By eells

We love this truck! We had no trouble hauling our children around, even in heavy snow. It has done everything we expected. The gas mileage wasn't pleasant, but it's a truck... what else would you e... Read More

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2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Nice Truck Wish It Didn't Have The Transmission Problems By Megan

great performance, build could be better been in the shop twice for the transmission love the appearance of both the exterior and interior gas guzzles like no ones business. It is fun to drive th... Read More

Excellent Little Chick Magnet By sunnygas

Great little fun to drive truck. Stick shift is extremely fun. Looks good, basically a chick magnet. Reliable and fair gas mileage for a truck. Not a man with a lot of words, so this will have to d... Read More

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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Truck- Ram Tough By mgrahamf8964

Love the looks of this vehicle and price point is excellent compared to other crew cabs out there. It has been very reliable and the maintenance cost are reasonable. I found my F150 to be too large fo... Read More

Power To Spare-magnum V-8 By horseygal

Big truck power-Sport truck handling-Luxury car ride. Was sister's truck and she passed on. Being a constant reminder, it needs to go to someone that needs reliable power and dependability in an Ameri... Read More

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