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?

3 Answers

28,755

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thanks for your answer, Kent!

My engine shuts off when driving down the road they say it is a intake valve sensor

Your Answer

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 3,637 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,295.

ZIP:

Dodge Dakota Experts

  • #1
    banana
    Reputation
    1,080
  • #2
    Samantha Brown
    Reputation
    1,070
  • #3
    Snidely
    Reputation
    950
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
434 Great Deals out of 11,065 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford F-150
3,131 Great Deals out of 219,089 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Colorado
337 Great Deals out of 37,331 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
654 Great Deals out of 45,099 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,567 Great Deals out of 173,267 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Ranger
194 Great Deals out of 5,542 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Frontier
447 Great Deals out of 23,767 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,153 Great Deals out of 64,214 listings starting at $999
Used GMC Canyon
160 Great Deals out of 13,747 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet S-10
13 Great Deals out of 1,239 listings starting at $1,550
Used Dodge Durango
330 Great Deals out of 24,060 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
664 Great Deals out of 34,265 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500
145 Great Deals out of 5,396 listings starting at $2,661

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 151 listings starting at $4,999
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
83 listings starting at $6,980
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 287 listings starting at $4,500
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 342 listings starting at $3,897
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 524 listings starting at $1,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.