2001 Dodge Dakota
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Great truck

by from Reno, nEvada on April 14, 2012

owned a 2001 slt 4x4 for 5 years. Has the 4.7 v8. Do yourself a favor and dont listen to some of these idiots that give a bad review. Best truck I have ever owned in my 50 years. Every car and truck h...
owned a 2001 slt 4x4 for 5 years. Has the 4.7 v8. Do yourself a favor and dont listen to some of these idiots that give a bad review. Best truck I have ever owned in my 50 years. Every car and truck has a few lemons.
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First Truck

by from on November 2, 2011

We purchased this truck used with about 63k miles on it and so far it has been mostly trouble free. The only thing that I've had to address is the check engine light came on and I found out that it wa...
We purchased this truck used with about 63k miles on it and so far it has been mostly trouble free. The only thing that I've had to address is the check engine light came on and I found out that it was for a power steering pressure switch. I picked up the part for less than $30 at the auto parts store and replaced the sensor myself in about 3 minutes and now the problem is solved. Not great gas mileage as others have said, but at the end of the day it is a truck. Great for hauling stuff and definitely comfortable to ride in for extended periods of time. There are some creaks and rattles that I would expect from a 10 year old truck, so I'm not concerned much about those. Overall it's a solid truck so far, so hoping that it stays that way.
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Great Car

by from St. Paul, MN on March 11, 2011

I have owned my 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport, with the 4.7 V8 now for 2 years, and it has been a great truck. Currently it has 124,025 miles, and is still driving strong. The only major thing that needed f...
I have owned my 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport, with the 4.7 V8 now for 2 years, and it has been a great truck. Currently it has 124,025 miles, and is still driving strong. The only major thing that needed fixing, were the lower ball joints. Otherwise its been a great truck. I also use it sometime to tow our 16 1/2' fishing boat, and it does just fine. Lastly it's also a great truck if you live in an area that receives multiple inches of snow, during the winter months.
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great truck

by from little rock, ar on November 15, 2013

I have owned my 2001 dakota sport quad cab 4.7 v8 since 2003, 32000 miles. Today it has 165000 hard miles on it. I use it to pull a 6x12 box trailer loaded up with a 750cc kawasaki side by side and ot...
I have owned my 2001 dakota sport quad cab 4.7 v8 since 2003, 32000 miles. Today it has 165000 hard miles on it. I use it to pull a 6x12 box trailer loaded up with a 750cc kawasaki side by side and other camping equipment to and from my camp in the ozerk mountains about ten times avyear plus as a car hauler a few more times a year. My wife put it into an interstate cable barier at 70 plus mph a few years ago. At that time radiator had to be replaced. At 160000 miles I finally gave it its first brake job and replaced wheel bearings. That is all other than oil changes. Great vehicle, can take a lot of abuse. Also I have a 50 pound dog that goes with me everywhere and no holes in seat yet.
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GREAT TRUCK!!!!

by from Glencoe, Mn. on December 29, 2011

I had a 93 Dakota that was awsome the 159,000 miles I owned it, so when we needed another truck we purchased a 2001 Dakota, it again has performed great with no problems other then a waterpump at 181,...
I had a 93 Dakota that was awsome the 159,000 miles I owned it, so when we needed another truck we purchased a 2001 Dakota, it again has performed great with no problems other then a waterpump at 181,000 miles. I needed a big truck to pull big toy hauler trailer, I was going to get a Ram but a friend talked me into a Ford f350....BIG MISTAKE!!!!!it has been in the shop 5 time the first year for sensors, tranny, and a wiring issue they tell me was still causing issues when they finally took it back with 28,000 miles and sold me a Ram truck its been ok fuel pump went out at 66,000 miles but no other issues to date.
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Extremely Reliable

by from Libertyville, IL on March 28, 2012

My dakota is 250+ miles, I've had to do minor repairs, this truck has served me well, still running great. I'd recommend it to anyone.
My dakota is 250+ miles, I've had to do minor repairs, this truck has served me well, still running great. I'd recommend it to anyone.
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Love the Older Style

by from Elkhart, IN on September 18, 2010

I've owned my 2001 Dakota Quad Cab for 5 years. It has the 4.7L V8 and it has been very reliable. I really prefer the rounder style of this truck as compared to the hard corners of the newer ones.
I've owned my 2001 Dakota Quad Cab for 5 years. It has the 4.7L V8 and it has been very reliable. I really prefer the rounder style of this truck as compared to the hard corners of the newer ones.
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Awesome truck

by from Halifax, NS on April 9, 2011

2001 Dodge Dakota ext cab 4x4 4.7L V8 5 Speed standard fully loaded currently has 136000kms Runs like a charm, quicker than I thought it would be. Great in the snow up in Nova Scotia. Gets better gas ...
2001 Dodge Dakota ext cab 4x4 4.7L V8 5 Speed standard fully loaded currently has 136000kms Runs like a charm, quicker than I thought it would be. Great in the snow up in Nova Scotia. Gets better gas mileage than my old 1999 Dakota 4x4 3.9L V6 5 Speed. I hope to keep it for a long time
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dakota review

by from indianapolis, IN on October 21, 2011

great truck bad gas milage look great very comfortable handlles well. great for short trips can carry alot of load.
great truck bad gas milage look great very comfortable handlles well. great for short trips can carry alot of load.
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Most Reliable Work truck I have ever owned

by from on January 14, 2014

Bought this car Three years ago with 97K miles and now has 170K miles without ONE single mechanical issue. Starts right up on cold winter mornings (-40F) without a moments hesitation. I am a carpenter...
Bought this car Three years ago with 97K miles and now has 170K miles without ONE single mechanical issue. Starts right up on cold winter mornings (-40F) without a moments hesitation. I am a carpenter and I load this truck up with a couple thousand pounds of hardwood flooring/ tiles etc. and this thing has plenty of power for a V6. I LOVE this truck and I hope dodge makes their newer trucks as dependable as this one.
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