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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
Transmission Acts Funny And Losing Power!!!
My 2004 Dodge Dakota 4.9L-V8, 2-WD, Auto!!! >Check engine lite codes:< PO442- Evaporative Emmission System Leak Detected (small leak) PO700- Transmission Control System (MIL Request) P2706- Sh...
Grinding Or Scraping Sound From Both Rear Wheels?
2004 dakota, 88000 miles, original brakes.
Can't Find Engine Block Coolant Plugs. One On Each Side Of Oil Pan, Suppose...
Drain Plugs For Engine Block Coolant Draining
Chilton's manual explains that the drain plugs (two of them) are located 1-2" above oil pan, to drain remaining coolant from engine block. I've been looking for hours & just can't seem to locate the...
How Do I Remove Plastic Cover Under Radiator
the plastic shroud underneath radiator & fan, which is to protect underside from road dirt etc.. it has the removable screw cap to replace the filter. i need to remove it. please explain how it is...