Used Dodge Dakota Ratings

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Dodge Dakota All Years
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    2003 Dodge Dakota - Base 4x4 Regular Cab

    Pros: the limited slip rear

    Cons: paint finish

    Advice: drive the chevy then the ford and save the best for last

    this truck has pleanty of room and rides nice for a short bed 4x4 i like the 16inch wheels and ride hight and the comfort of this truck for the price my dis like is the fuel injecter tap that is comming for dodge v6 and the paint finish this truck must be a friday built truck

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    2002 Dodge Dakota - Sport 4x2 Quad Cab

    Pros: seating for six

    Cons: would like a narrower console armrest

    Advice: although the vehicle looks somewhat generic, i really am proud of my little truck

    smooth acceleration, shifting

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    2003 Dodge Dakota - SLT 4x2 Regular Cab

    Pros: The styling and ride of the vehicle

    Cons: I am somewhat dissapointed by the AC's cooling ability

    Advice: I would recomend the 4.7l matched with the 4sp auto

    I have owned my 2002 Dakota SLT Quad Cab now for about 10 mos. and I'm convinced that I made the right decision to purchse this truck. The quality of workmanship, the performance and handling, and the styling are all first rate. I would recomend buying a Dakota to any of my friends.

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    2003 Dodge Dakota - Base 4x2 Regular Cab

    Pros: BEING A MINI VAN

    Cons: DARK WINDOW GLASS

    Advice: NEGOTIATE FOR PRICE

    OK

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    2002 Dodge Dakota - SLT 4x2 Quad Cab

    Pros: That foot pedal on the left !

    Cons: Slight whistle on defrost , but it can be removed.

    Advice: Look at others , this one will be in your garage.

    4.7 liters , 4 Big Doors , Nice Ride , A Real Good Value. Lots of room , tight handling in town, respectable fuel milage . A retractable tonnau cover topped it off with class .

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    2003 Dodge Dakota - SLT 4x2 Club Cab

    Pros: Lots of power from the 4.7 V-8.

    Cons: Unsure what the future holds.

    Advice: Go with the 4.7 or 5.9 V-8.

    At this point I have just over 500 miles on this truck and I love it. It has mean looks, strong V-8 power, good brakes, great steering, etc. I cannot think of a single thing I dislike about it. The fact that my wife loves it as much as I do is another plus. However, I also know that at 500 miles I still have a long way to go before I will know how good this truck will really be to me. If the truck stays good to me, I will be at Dodges side no matter how long I own it. However, I will not stand by and be easy if it turns into a lemon. As you can see by my attitude I have been there and done that when it comes to lemons, so I cannot help being on guard.

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    2002 Dodge Dakota - SLT 4x4 Regular Cab

    Pros: 4.7 V8

    Cons: everything else

    Advice: stay away

    Absolutely a piece of junk. I have owned this vehicle for six months and thus far have had the front windshield replaced, the back windshield replaced, all four tires, the seat is broken,has water leaks since purchased. The wind noise is so bad you cannot hear the radio. In addition, there is a vibration in the front since purchase and the vehicle road walks. DaimlerChrysler states most of these problems are normal. They lie very well.I would not recommend a Dodge Dakota to my worst enemy.