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Based on 18 reviews
2004 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 18 reviews
Poor fuel economy probably ended the life of the R/T performance trim. Its 5.9-liter, 250-hp engine was discontinued in the 2004 Dodge Dakota, though speedy drivers and tuners loved that extra power in a mid-size truck. More practical, yet still packing a wallop, was the top of the line 4.7, 235-hp V8. It could haul like the full-size pickups and was fun to drive on open roads (or off-roading as well). The 3.9-liter, 175-hp V6 was updated to a 3.7-liter, 210-hp V6 as the standard engine on all models.
Introduced midyear in 2003, the Stampede package returned, available on both regular and extended cab Sports trims. The name is probably more exciting than the features, which included rear stabilizer bar, body-colored front and rear bumpers, and a Tire and Handling package. All models came with ABS standard, 2WD, with 4WD optional. Bed sizes hadn't changed. Regular and Club Cabs featured a 6.5-foot bed, while the 4-door Crew Cab had only a 5.3-foot bed, to account for the 13 inches of extra space in the cab for rear bench seats.
The 4-door Dodge Dakota was definitely the most successful pickup in its class, offering comfort and personality, a family car dressed up in a powerful pickup truck package. Though roomy and burly, resembling the larger Dodge Ram, the 2004 Dakota handled easily like a car, and with the 4.7 V8 and an empty bed, could kick up some considerable dust. High marks for the look, suspension, engine power, and the easy access to seats and storage in the 4-door models. Low marks for gas mileage (15/20), pricey options, and repair records.
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Dodge Dakota Questions
2004 Dodge Dakota Turn On Turn Signals And The Radio Goes Off
The turn signal does not work. When I attempt to turn it on the radio goes off any suggestions?
I Have A 04 Dodge Dakota 6cyl. I Have A Random Misfire Problem For Months. ...
changed wires coils, computer, sparkplugs the problem hasn,t gone away H E L P
Hard Shifting - 2004 Dodge Dakota - 3.7l Uad Cab 4x4 - Automatic Transmissi...
My truck is shifting very hard from 1st to 2nd gear. The other gears seem to be working fine with no trouble in shifting. When shifting into 2nd it is very rough but seems pretty normal going throug...
When Key Is Turned In The Ignition, Takes Up To A Minute To Start
I have a 2004 dodge dakota 4wd manual trans., Sometimes it starts right away. Other times I have to leave the key turned in the ignition for a minute before it starts. While the key is turned nothing ...
My Heater/ac Blower In My 2004 Dodge Dakota
My heater/AC blower has stopped in my 2004 dodge dakota. It was running perfect to a place but when I started my truck up to leave the place no air will flow. I have always had a great heater and an...