2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7 from North America
A good looking money trap!
The rotors warped and had to be replaced a little after 13,000miles.
Wind shield wipers are not reliable when raining. They quit working after about 10 minutes, in wet weather. The delay on them has never worked right from the beginning.
The cruise control is not reliable. It just goes off on its own.
The truck had to be repainted after 4 months. Big patches of paint were coming off the sides of the bed.
The Dakota is very high for up keep.
The truck looks great since being repainted.
The truck used to not lack in power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th June, 2004
14th Jun 2004, 22:12
Dakotas, and some other trucks/sport-utes by Dodge & Jeep, are known for problems with warping brake rotors. I definitely recommend getting aftermarket upgrades - the stock replacement rotors are of very low quality.
3rd Jun 2010, 10:40
Unfortunately I bought one of these trucks used and it has been a total turd, no power, keeps burning oxygen sensors, even after completely replacing the exhaust, I am lucky to get 13mpg.