2001 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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    Best Sized Truck For Me — I knew it was hard on fuel when I purchased it,but the power is worth it.Big truck power small truck drivability.I tow,I haul people,I drive in bad weather,all at great comfort with the SLT Plus pkg..

    Pros: Just the right size 4x4.

    Cons: not very fuely

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport Crew Cab SB Review
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    Recommend One To Anyone — Purchased truck with blown engine. Replaced 4.7l v8 3 years ago. No problems with this truck. Terrific ride and handling. Loads of power. Limited slip rear diff gives great traction in all conditions. With the four doors and the little topper I am able to handle lots of gear as well as pull my boat trailer. For an older truck, i really like this unit overall. It is a shame that no one builds a small to mid size pickup anymore, just huge trucks that wont fit in most peoples garages!

    Pros: Great looks, good performance

    Cons: no negatives

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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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!

    Pros: Lots of power, Great ride, Good handling.

    Cons: Fuel economy, Cargo space, shotty electronics.

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

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

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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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

    Pros: 4 door truck

    Cons: gas prices

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: It does have some rust and dents

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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    Good, Reliable Truck — The acceleration is great in this truck. It has a V6 with a 5 speed manual in it and it gets up and goes pretty quick. Its really fun to drive, but I've had to replace several things on it because the used dealership that we got it from said everything is ok in it, but it wasn't. Had to replace the brakes, two tires, spark plugs, spark plug wires, oil, coolant, and windshield wipers. Overall, a good truck. Transmission is great in it and engine runs good.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: 5 speed manual with a v6. Decent fuel economy

    Cons: Sits to low to the ground for me but don't want to buy a lift or leveling kit. And not four wheel drive

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB Review
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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.)

    Pros: Top reason to drive this vehicle?? Sheer torque and power.

    Cons: Sucks gas lol

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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    Bad Ass — 9 out of 10 great interor does great in the mud light blue looks great plunty of power decent gas milage heads up desplay the egion runs perfectly uses no oil like the layout of the car i wold recomend this truck to anyone

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: mudding

    Cons: pulls to the left slightly

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB Review
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    Great Truck — accelerates fast brakes are a little small in the front corners well for a truck built well nothing breaks or looks out of place small gas tank low fuel mileage dont get to pass a lot of gas stations maintenance is routine nothing major fun to drive

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: fun to drive

    Cons: burns a lot of gas

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2010 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Good Truck For The Money By Saomiguelazores

    Good midsize truck,spacious inside,decent looks,good powerful engine so far nothing went wrong yet,just change oil,gas and its ready to go. Cons seems very light on the back the tires slip when i star... Read More

    2008 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    A Good Daily Driver For Light Jobs By Cory

    This is a great truck for light jobs such as moving appliances. It handles great for a truck and it is fun to drive. It is a bit under powered at 210 bhp and with a 4-speed automatic its not getting m... Read More

    2008 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab. By Richard

    I like the truck because it serves the purpose I bought it for, and still has some nice amenities. The only thing I would have enjoyed more about it was a 5 speed manual transmission, but they are pre... Read More

    2007 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Great Clean, Dependable, Flame Read,pick-up. By Grandpa7

    I like the ability to be able to run in 2 wheel drive most of the time and have the ability to get into 4 wheel when the snow blows. Great looking truck with the SXT strips and decal on the side. ... Read More

    Best Truck Ever! By eells

    We love this truck! We had no trouble hauling our children around, even in heavy snow. It has done everything we expected. The gas mileage wasn't pleasant, but it's a truck... what else would you e... Read More

    2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Work And Family Truck. By hombretto

    I am overall satisfied with this truck. It was great for family outings as well for carrying and hauling materials to work. The sporty dodge look will catch the eye. Paint and shine is still strong. T... Read More

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

    great performance, build could be better been in the shop twice for the transmission love the appearance of both the exterior and interior gas guzzles like no ones business. It is fun to drive th... Read More

    2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

    Great Midsize Truck Overall For The Price By Danielo00

    One thing that I liked about this truck is that it looks great. Another thing that I like is that this midtruck feels like I was driving a much larger truck. The truck has a strong engine and is rel... Read More

    I'm trying to get spare off and it won't be lowered to the ground as the manual says. Otherwise it is OK Just 69,000 miles. Front wheel drive went last year. Replaced this year under warranty. Lo... Read More

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