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2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $5,834
2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB
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2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB
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2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $5,737
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Avg. Price: $6,286
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2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB
Avg. Price: $4,498
2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB
2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB
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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 Slt by Aaron
 — The truck has decent power, a very good ride for a pickup, and impressive interior quality for a Chrysler product and year. It will tow just about anything you can hook to it, but that sends the fu... Read More
Recommend One To Anyone by bdw52
 — Purchased truck with blown engine. Replaced 4.7l v8 3 years ago. No problems with this truck. Terrific ride and handling. Loads of power. Limited slip rear diff gives great traction in all conditions... Read More
The Truck Was Built Great. by Joseph
 — I use to have a Dodge Dakota sport it was great,had good acceleration,and great breaking power,handling was good.The quality was good only had to fix the window to the window track for the manuel roll... Read More

2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2001 Dodge Dakota

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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Jack Fee
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2001 Decoda Trans Slip 1st Taks Off

trans slipps when takeing off

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Debbie Smith
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What Would Cause It To Have Heat But Blow Steam Out Vents At The Same Time

I have been having trouble with a leak in my radiator 7 thermostat got stuck, took care of that but now when I go to heat, I have heat but there is also steam that comes out of all vents. Is it a cra...

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Can You Replace The 4,7 Engine In A 4 Wheel Drive Dodge Dakota With The Eni...

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Cj Dean
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My Daily Driver Needs Help

My 2001 dodge dakota was running rough and would take a while to start but still has lots of power and throttle response is normal so i replaced all of the spark plugs to see if it would help i te...

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Justin Hughes
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My 2001 Dodge Dakota Has Started Shutting Off In Morning But Starts Back Up...

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