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2011 Dodge Dakota

2011 Dodge Dakota

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Good truck for the Buck

by from Iowa on August 23, 2011

I bought a new 2011 Dodge Dakota and absolutely love it. It is a no frills truck at a good price. The size is right for the use I have for it and it has the best ride of any truck I own. If I were to ...
I bought a new 2011 Dodge Dakota and absolutely love it. It is a no frills truck at a good price. The size is right for the use I have for it and it has the best ride of any truck I own. If I were to do anything differently i would have purchased the V8 but overall I am very satisfied with this pick-up and if it continues to perform as it does now I would easily buy another.
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Best Truck I ever owned

by from bristol pa on November 1, 2011

Just picked up my 2011 Dakota, Love it , my second one. both Dakotas. but this one is the best. it has more features than other Trucks, everything electric. sliding rear window, and best of all speed....
Just picked up my 2011 Dakota, Love it , my second one. both Dakotas. but this one is the best. it has more features than other Trucks, everything electric. sliding rear window, and best of all speed. Thanks.
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Its a great truck!

by from Laurel, MD on February 15, 2012

This is our first truck purchase, we looked at Ford and Chevy and decided to go with the Dodge Dakota 4x4, 4 door, v-6, its been a great truck. We have taken our friends to the Kennedy Center and used...
This is our first truck purchase, we looked at Ford and Chevy and decided to go with the Dodge Dakota 4x4, 4 door, v-6, its been a great truck. We have taken our friends to the Kennedy Center and used for taking old household items to the dump, very practical and a great looking truck. So far, no problems or issues and we haven't had to use the 4 wheel drive yet. Overall, a great value for the money, comfortable to drive, roomy for people in the back seat and a truck bed just big enough to move our items.
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Greatest Car Buying Experience

by from Sault Sainte Marie, MI on November 22, 2011

This is my fourth new Ram Truck purchase, and my second Dakota. That says something in itself. As a single woman, I need a reliable vehicle. This vehicle is everything the ads claim, while looking goo...
This is my fourth new Ram Truck purchase, and my second Dakota. That says something in itself. As a single woman, I need a reliable vehicle. This vehicle is everything the ads claim, while looking good and handling perfectly. The dealership was without a doubt the best. They know they have a great product and don't need the hype and high pressure. Excellent!
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Decent Truck, more pros than cons

by from California on March 4, 2013

Bought a 2011 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab Big Horn V6, and overall its a nice truck. The ride is smooth with good handling, the truck looks good inside and out, has plenty of power, and didn't cost an arm a...
Bought a 2011 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab Big Horn V6, and overall its a nice truck. The ride is smooth with good handling, the truck looks good inside and out, has plenty of power, and didn't cost an arm and a leg. However, the gas mileage is just as bad as most V8's, if not worse. Also, I've had some minor issues with faulty tire pressure monitor sensors (dealership replaced under warranty), sometimes when I turn it on the gas will register empty then slowly go the the actual gas reading, and just recently I've had issues not being able to put the passenger window up and down. I only have 34,000 miles on it so far. I love the truck, just wish it was a little more reliable with these types of issues.
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GOOD TRUCK FOR ME

by from DOWNINGTOWN,PA on October 30, 2011

I BOUGHT MY 4X4 2011 DAKOTA BIG HORN V-6. I DID NOT LIKE THE CREW CAB WHEN I FIRST SEEN IT. BUT MY WIFE TALKED ME IN TO GETTING IT. I LOVE THE TRUCK AND THE ROOM IT HAS; AND THE COMFORT. I DROVE IT TO...
I BOUGHT MY 4X4 2011 DAKOTA BIG HORN V-6. I DID NOT LIKE THE CREW CAB WHEN I FIRST SEEN IT. BUT MY WIFE TALKED ME IN TO GETTING IT. I LOVE THE TRUCK AND THE ROOM IT HAS; AND THE COMFORT. I DROVE IT TO MARYLAND 3 DAYS AFTER GETTING IT AND I LOVE THE RIDE. I JUST WISH IT GOT A LITTLE BETTER GAS MILAGE. OTHER THAN THAT IT IS A GOOD TRUCK!
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Love the Dodge

by from Pflugerville,Texas on February 20, 2012

I love the comfort and how good it handles..smooth.This is my second Dodge I have Purchased..Trust the way its manufactured..I got the Black Lonestar with the sparkles in the paint...Beautiful. ..Arli...
I love the comfort and how good it handles..smooth.This is my second Dodge I have Purchased..Trust the way its manufactured..I got the Black Lonestar with the sparkles in the paint...Beautiful. ..Arlina
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Solid Reliable Truck That Is Thirsty On Gas

by from California on October 6, 2013

I am pleased with my 2011 Dodge Dakota Big Horn with the 3.7L V-6. It has good power and has a solid comfortable ride. The interior is pretty basic as there is a lot of plastic and not a lot of "bells...
I am pleased with my 2011 Dodge Dakota Big Horn with the 3.7L V-6. It has good power and has a solid comfortable ride. The interior is pretty basic as there is a lot of plastic and not a lot of "bells and whistles" but I guess that means less things to have break. The gas mileage is one of my few complaints. For a V-6 it does not do very well on mileage and considering the V-8 estimates only about 1 MPG less I would consider getting the V-8 instead if I had to do it over again, but since I got a very good deal on this truck that only had 13K miles on it when I bought it used I can't complain too much. Overall I am satisfied with this truck as it is roomy and is a pleasure to drive. Just make sure that you know the gas mileage is not very good and you will be spending some time and money at the gas pump.
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Good size, 4wd great in the snow

by from Northern New England on August 1, 2015

My Father owned a trucking company, his smaller trucks were always Dodge, he said they outlasted all the others 3 to 1. The Dakota has been a really good truck,sized right mid-size. I am sorry to lear...
My Father owned a trucking company, his smaller trucks were always Dodge, he said they outlasted all the others 3 to 1. The Dakota has been a really good truck,sized right mid-size. I am sorry to learn they stopped making them. Big enough for 4 adults, easy to park and navigate and fits well in a standard garage, adequate space in the cab so my big-guy hubby is comfortable. Has been very good in the snow with the 4WD, we also put some weight in the back. Reliable, good gas mileage with the 6-cyl. Very unhappy to learn of the buyback as I hate to see it go, but in 4 year it has held it's value well.
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Long time coming

by from Omaha, Ne on April 4, 2015

I took almost two years to find this model and year Dakota with low miles. OK the fuel mileage ain't the best, but coming from a 3/4 ton 4x4 and a Jeep with awd, its not so bad. Interior is well laid ...
I took almost two years to find this model and year Dakota with low miles. OK the fuel mileage ain't the best, but coming from a 3/4 ton 4x4 and a Jeep with awd, its not so bad. Interior is well laid out and super comfortable. It feels very firmly planted & secure on the road. Crew cab allows for easy access both front and rear. The 4.7 v8 is the newest version of the other 3 vehicles in the family and feels the best overall. Wish Dodge was going to produce a 2016 like the rumors lead me to wait.
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