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Average User Score
4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 37 reviews
2001 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 37 reviews
Outside it's a beefy mid-sized truck with the same lines and styling as its big brother, the Dodge Ram. Inside, it is a family sedan, with the luxuries, convenience, and comfort you'd expect in a car. Available in regular, extended, and quad-cab, the Dodge Dakota can be whatever you'd like, whether you're off-roading in the country, hauling equipment, or taking a family road trip.
Because of the huge popularity of its new Crew Cab 4-door truck, changes for the 2001 Dodge Dakota focused on the interior. Both the dashboard, and overhead and center consoles were restyled to look and operate more like a car. Sport and SLT models were given 16-inch alloy wheels. Engine options remained the same -- 2.5-liter, 120-hp I4, the 3.9-liter, 175-hp V6, the 4.7-liter, 235-hp V8, and the 5.9-liter, 250-hp V8 option in the R/T trim.
Tests of the 2001 Dodge Dakota place it among the top pickups in the market, for its heavy-duty suspension that offers a quiet ride, its above-average braking, and its easy handling of both mountain curves or tight city parking spots. Drivers still dislike the miserable fuel economy, particularly wtih a heavy load or when driving the 5.9 V8. The best compromise in terms of engine power and fuel economy is the 4.7-liter V8, though even full out that will cost you at the pump. Some owners complain about steady visits to the repair shop, while others have experience very few maintenance issues.
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Dodge Dakota Questions
I Have A 01 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 4 Wheel Drive The 4x4 Switch Light St...
IDILING AT STOP SIGN SEEMS TO "REV." FAST AND SLOW. IF NOT HOLDING BRAKE FIRMLY I WILL CREEP AHEAD. ALSO SEEMS TO SHIFT ALOT FROM DRIVE TO OVERDRIVE.
I Have A Dodge Dekota Sport Truck.i Turn Sharp I Hear Popping Noises.
I turn left or right I hear a popping noise as tho it has bad cv axles and its not front wheel drive.what is this.
WHEN TURN ON HEADLIGHTS PASSENGER SIDE COMES ON, THEN I FLIP ON BRIGHTS OK BUT WHEN I GO BACK TO DIM, DIMS WON,T COME ON. THIS ONLY HAPPENS ON PASSENGER SIDE.
PASSENGER SIDE HEADLAMP. IF I TURN ON HEADLIGHTS ON DIM AND THEN PUT BRIGHTS ON THEN BACH TO DIM THE PASSENGER SIDE WON'T COME BACK ON. SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING HAS TO COOL DOWN THEN DIM WILL COME BACK ON...