2001 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2001 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 15 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Aaron writes:
2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Ride, handling, power, reliability, interior fit-and-finish, capability, value

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Blind spot due to size of A-pillar

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2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 Slt — 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 fuel level needle down pretty quickly. The gas mileage isn't bad for a pickup--about 16 around town and lower 20s on the highway. Maintenance is easy. It's capable as a true work truck or hauling around 5 or 6 people. I would readily buy another. The 4.7L V8 is smooth and refined with good power.

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Akraft1994 writes:
2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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Lots of power, Great ride, Good handling.

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Fuel economy, Cargo space, shotty electronics.

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Powerful Little Truck — I've owned my Dakota for a couple years now. Its been a great little truck for me. Tons of torque from the 4.7 v8. The truck is small and close to the ground which gives it very nice handling however being a small truck means that leg room in the back of the extended cab is non existent. I use the back seats for storage and as a place to put my speakers. Interior cargo space is fantastic. Large cubbie holes under the back bench seat is great for storing tie down straps, trailer hitches and stuff like that. The truck only has a 6.5 foot bed so cargo space in the back is a little limited. However the 4.7 with the auto tranny can tow anything you hook onto it. The only downside I can think of is the electronics. The truck has just over 170,000 miles on it and the wiring just started to go on the fritz. Interior lights under the dash are out, power window motor on the passenger side needs replacing and when i turn the headlights on the drivers side light needs to be smacked a few times to get it to come on. Then again it is a Chrysler product and i'll tell ya, I drive Mopar vehicles for the reliability, durability and power. I just put up with the quirky electronics. Overall Dakotas are great little trucks. I always have and always will drive Dodge trucks. Mopar or No Car!

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dmactor37 writes:
2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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I love this truck. It's got almost 200,000 miles is now 13 years old and is starting to rust here and there but still runs like a top. The driver seat is still comfortable even on long trips. Plenty of power with the big V8 and handles awesome in the snow.

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Ummm..... My wife takes it too much? I'm not sure that's a con on the truck though. She likes it too.

dmactor37
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Well Built, Practacle, Family Sized Truck. — I've had this truck since 2007 and put about 100,000 miles on it. Over the years I've had to replace some ball joints, tie rods and the power steering pump but I think that's to be expected on a vehicle of this age and mileage. It's been fairly good at gas mileage on the highway. It's very dependable and reliable. I've always loved driving it and using it to haul things. Awesome long term reliability.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joseph writes:
2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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Never left me stranded.

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Nothing

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The Truck Was Built Great. — 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 up windows.The appearence was great the previous owner put a custom blue pearlcoat on.Gas and maintenance was good just get a regular oil change.The fun factor was awsome it was fun to drive.

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Jake writes:
2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Everything

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Milage, engine size

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2001 Dakota — I love everything about my truck besides the gas mileage. However this is my first truck so I compare mileage to a car. And I wish it was a V8 instead of the V6. It performs well but could definatly do better with more power.

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Ted writes:
2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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2001 Dodge Dakota — Lets see, what I like is that it has been very dependable. Looks sharp. I get about 18 to 20 mpg. Not bad for a truck...the V-6 is a little under powered. The crew cab has a full bench back seat. Ford and Chevy's small trucks didn't have.

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adaradan13 writes:
2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4 door truck

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gas prices

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Love It, Buying Brand New — Great for driving , towing, traveling... Love the 4 doors and extra space. Only complaint is when gas prices went up, it could be costly to drive anything. Buying a brand new one! Says alot for something to buy brand new

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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reverend1735 writes:
2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Awesome power for the size of the truck.  Does great in the snow/mud.  LOTS of towing power.  Handles great and rides really smooth.

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not that great on gas.

reverend1735
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Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owend — Awesome power for the size of the truck. Does great in the snow/mud. LOTS of towing power. I have actually had the truck bed heaping full of coal, and had a 18 foot long 3 foot deep trailer full of coal behind it. The truck still ran like a champ. Handles great and rides really smooth. It's just not the greatest on gas. I LOVE this truck. Best vehicle I have EVER owned

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tsoland writes:
2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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A midsize truck with a V8, Great if you don't need to pull a lot but want more power then a v6.  Also a great vehicle if you are looking for a vehicle for your highschooler to drive.  Or if you just need a truck and don't want to spend a lot.

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It does have some rust and dents

Tsoland
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A Lot Of Truck For The Money — I love the heater in this truck and its size. If you don't need a full size this truck has a lot more power then the chevy colorado, S-10 and Ford Ranger. And for having a V8 it gets similar gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB Review
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Top reason to drive this vehicle?? Sheer torque and power.

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Sucks gas lol

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If You're Looking For Something Unique With Power Give This A Try! — The Dakota R/T's performance is awesome for the small truck with a large motor concept. Dodge uses the same 5.9l in the Ram and shoves it into this midsize truck. Being smaller and closer to the ground also gives it amazing handling for such a small truck. Mind you, the single cabs are more maneuverable with the handling and the braking system on these trucks is perfect. You will use some gas but as they also say "haul ass". I use this truck as a weekend driver and as a performance vehicle as I'm always adding something to it. These motors are forever on performance parts.

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

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2008 Dodge Dakota Reviews

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2007 Dodge Dakota Reviews

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2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

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

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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Truck- Ram Tough By mgrahamf8964

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