When do Dodge Dakota (2003) engines typically die?

Asked by Jul 15, 2016 at 04:54 PM about the 2003 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr R/T Extended Cab

Question type: General

Hi, thinking of buying a used 2003 Dodge Dakota with 182000 kms on the
engine. It supposedly runs fine, my only concern is if anyone knows when
dakota engines usually die? Would this be a wise investment?

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They don't exactly have an "expiration date" or mileage they die at, it all depends on how well they were maintained. I've driven a Dodge to over 300K miles (which i guess is 482K kms) but I've also had trouble with one with a third of that mileage. My suggestion to you is to treat this like what it is: a high-mileage car that may be due for a lot of service interval part replacements, and if you can't do these yourself in a cost-effective way, then to pass on the car and keep looking for something with lower miles. er kilometers. PS: don't ever trust a seller, you really want to take it to a mechanic for inspection before plunking down your hard-earned cash.

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