2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4X4 4.7 litre from North America
So far so good, lets hope the dealer fixes up my little problems..... keep on trucking
Paint on this new truck is very poor - thin on the tailgate, can see through it, a lot of chemical damage from sitting on the lot.
Headliner is damaged from improper installation.
Right front door rubber had to be replaced before delivery and same with the secondary seal on the rear back door.
Rear bumper has a ding - probably not a manufacturer fault, just sloppy dealership parking - on order and to be replaced no cost.
Transmission seems to have a lag when putting it into gear, gonna have it checked out when it goes in for the bumper.
Only 1000 clicks so far, already impressed by the truck, smaller engine and same power as my 98 Dakota and with 4x4 it gets same gas mileage - I like that.
I think the plant that produces these bad boys should slow down a bit and take a little care, same with the dealership, if they intend on selling a lot of these 37000 Canadian dollar trucks. Seems numbers are their main factor and quality has taken a back seat.
Truck is nice but the paint sucks, and the trim has been put on on sloppy ie. damaged headliner, front bumper crooked, some loose trim that just required an extra push to seat it...........
Love the 4 doors especially since they open so wide - very impressed and kids love all the room back there.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th September, 2000