2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

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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When a power steer pump goes out would that make my truck run rough? The fluid has been leaking but now it's spitting and sputtering.

Engine Swap

I want to know will be 2004 4.7 L motor fit in my 2001 Dodge Dakota it had the 4.7 l in it

I Have A 2001dodge Dakota With A Bad Motor I Purchase A2003 4.7 Motor Out ...

I made the swap but still not running

Dakota Dieing When Cold Won't Start When Hot

My 2001 dodge Dakota has to reach the half mark in temp or else it dies at stops. Once I reach destination I have to let it cool for an hour to be able to restart. Trani also slips when cold but n...

2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7l 3.7l Switch

I have a 2001 dakota with a 4.7v8 but rod is knocking. Can i put my 3.7l v6 from my 2004 dakota into it? Would i have to switch trannys and more? Or would it be better to find out what rods knocki...