2000 Dodge Dakota Reviews - Page 9 of 11

2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.7 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Most recent distance86000 kilometres
Previous carFord F150

Faults:

My engine blew at 86000km.

11 miles per gallon highway.

Third set of front shocks installed at 60,000 km.

General Comments:

Dodge's response to repairs resulted in a fight to have almost anything repaired, dodge tried to do anything to avoid accepting responsibility for their inferior manufacturing quality control.

I have never owned a vehicle that has required as much maintenance as this Dakoda.

99% of driving has been on paved roadways, 1% on gravel roads. Unit has never been placed in 4 wheel drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th October, 2002

2000 Dodge Dakota XLT 4.7 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.7 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Overall great truck!

Faults:

* Transmission hose recall

* Check engine light (27500) every other start

* Seat tear on bottom cover at joint

* Resurface rotors (27000)

General Comments:

Great truck and power. Keep up on the service and you don't have many too many issues. Not cheap, but worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2002

2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 4x4 4 door 5.? from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.? Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance54317 kilometres
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Get your gas card ready for this truck

Faults:

Door locks malfunctioned, dealer fixed.

Squeaking sound when over speed bumps or when driving out of the driveway. dealer fixed, but the problem is still there.

Rotors needed replacing after on 40,000 km.

Seats are uncomfortable for long drives.

Driver doors needed adjusting.

Expensive on gas, 17 miles per gallon.

General Comments:

Fast truck, 4 doors is great for the family.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th September, 2001

2000 Dodge Dakota Club Cab SLT 4.7 liter V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.7 liter V-8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

A high performance gas guzzler

Faults:

Honestly this is a great truck, I haven't had any real problems with it yet. A couple of little things such as the door lock actuator have gone out, and there seems to be a high pitch whistling sound coming from the engine compartment, when you accelerate.

I have nothing too bad to say about the performance, this truck goes when you push the pedal down, and so does all that gas. Truthfully you can expect to get about 13-14 miles a gallon around town if you are lucky! But overall this is an awesome truck!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2001

3rd Sep 2002, 02:46

I am a owner of a 2000 Dakota Club Cab SLT with the 4.7 liter with all the options, except sliding rear window. Added black tube step bars with a very nice brush guard added to front. Beautiful flame red exterior, charcoal cloth interior. truck is a one owner and is great. Had a 98 Ram SLT before it and loved it also. Great truck. Never had a problem with it.

2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.9L V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62 miles
Most recent distance14008 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

For $18k, one heck of a deal!

Faults:

Something appears to have broken loose in the dash a few days ago, as I heard it roll the width of the truck. I think this has to do with the stereo I had installed and is not a Dodge problem.

One of the fog lamps broke off! Oops, slid into a snowbank. The bracket cracked and is going to be next to impossible to fix without disassembling the air dam.

Intermittent wipers are VERY intermittent at times, and just wipe whenever they feel like it. Appears to be a problem with the motor, since it only happens when the truck is moving (ie: vibration caused).

Engine started running rich at 3000 miles, dealer reset the computer and it's been fine since.

General Comments:

I highly recommend the sport suspension package and larger tires! Not only do the tires LOOK awesome, the truck handles better than any previous car I've owned and has significantly less body roll.

Acceleration with the five-speed can be neck snapping if you watch the RPM. The engine makes loads of power between 2750 and 4000, so ignore the shift light. I mean, who shifts at 2000RPM anyway when you're merging?

For me, the drivers seat is a bit high, or the dash is a bit low. The top of the oil pressure and voltmeter gauges are obscured by the steering wheel. Tilt would have helped.

High backed, comfortable, seats with head rests are great and very firm. It's supposed to be a 3-person vehicle, but that's very tight and awkward in a stick.

It is unbelievable the amount of cargo one can load into this thing. At one point we piled 26 bales of hay in the bed, and the truck still drove excellent. Albeit we didn't go very fast, or very far, but I expected the poor suspension to squat the backend way down, which it didn't. That's a lot of hay.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2001

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 43 reviews