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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    Jay Meones
    190

    Rough Engine Idle

    Has anyone had this problem with their dodge 3.9L. I'll be driving at cruise speed and I can feel my truck chug, RPM's fluctuate, then goes back to normal. But continuously happens. I had the trucks f...

    23,314 views with 23 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Strife1082
    0

    Whats My Names

    My 01 dakota sport keep stalling out and eating my 2nd fuel injector its not my iac sensor or fuse or relay

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 weeks ago)
    Jesus Lopez
    0

    Doge Dekota 2001 4.7

    my doge says chek gages and it wont start i already put a new gas pump and wont work

    1 view with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    mydodgedakota2001
    0

    2001 Dodge Dakota Rough Start Die No Star Just Turn Over

    I can start my truck once a day and it will run about 15 to 20 seconds then die don't matter if I floor it or pat the gas it just dies fuel pump works and I replaced the fuel filter but if I try a...

    5 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    Mandyandwyatt Lewis
    0

    2001 Dodge Dakota

    My truck is missing would it be because of the distributer cap ???? If it has a crack in it

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)