2004 Dakota..a great truck
This 2004 is my 6th Dakota since my 2008..had a Jeep Cherokee b4..was talking w sales rep while waiting for Jeep being serviced..he said they had a Dakota traded in by a 65 yr old w 40kmi he’d swap me for $350..drove that for 250k b4 I decided to replace it..regular maintenance only…replaced the others @ 125k +/-:::bought my 2004 in 2008 figuring it’s my last (I’m now 81) has 116k mi..no mech prblms..now selling it as I am a disabled vet & now using a walker..have to break it down & pull it across my lap ea time I go somewhere…Dakota was my 1st Dodge truck loved it- bought 5 more..too bad they decided to discontinue them in 2011..will replace this one with a decent used one with the mini suicide doors so I can toss my walker in the rear if I can …am pleased to recommend Dakota pick ups to others..all I had were V6 RWD trucks
Best Truck Ever Owned!
I bought my 2004 Dakota Club Cab SLT 4.7 Automatic in 2008 from a Dodge dealership used car lot. I love this truck. I've always owned mini/mid sized trucks. Datsun,Nissan,Ford Ranger, and this Dakota is the best. The comfort, drivabilty is superior. The rack and pinion steering, 4 wheel disc brakes,limited slip differential, 3.92 gears all contribute to the driving experience. I didn't know this until a few years after owning, but these trucks are classified as 3/4 ton. They have the highest towing capacity 6440 lbs. They have separate trailer circuitry independent from truck lighting. It's own trailer light fuses. The only extended cab with forward faceing rear seats with shoulder restraints. I have about 150,000 it's now 1/7/2023.
Reliable and built to last.
2004 3.7 2wd Club Cab 265,000 miles, daily driver, original owner. I had it undercoated and despite all the Michigan winters, there is very little rust. I pull my Searay 250 Sundancer to the marina and back each year and it does a fine job. I have a limited slip differential which helps in snow and rain. MPG is 17 to 19 no matter how you drive. Currently on the 2nd set of spark plugs and 2nd muffler/tail pipe. Changed upper and lower ball joints and engine valve lifters 225k. Everything,except brakes, tires, battery, radiator, hoses and belt, is original. The AC still works great. She still has plenty of power and has never let me down. I've had many vehicles throughout the years and this one is without a doubt the most durable and reliable I've owned.