I share your sentiment, but unfortunately fear that pulling a driver's license won't stop some people from driving without one.
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport Quad Cab 4x2 4.7 H.O. Magnum from North America
Faithful and usefull!!!
Nothing but power steering pump leaks, but she's got 200,000 + miles!!! LET HER LEAK, SHE'S EARNED IT!!
200.000+ miles and she will still burn the tires off, and pull herself in half!!!
Plenty of room!! I'm 300lbs.
SHE DOES NOT BURN ANY OIL, OR LEAK OR USE IT!!!
Only thing is 10MPG. OUCH!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th January, 2011
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9 from North America
Won't buy another
Front driver's side wheel fell off due to bearings at 150,000.
New transmission put in at 198,000, and currently in the shop having ANOTHER transmission put in at 208,000.
Air conditioning/heater fan quit due to wires rusting and rotting, at 180,000.
Handle on tailgate rotted at 180,000.
We take very good care of our vehicle. It drives us to work and back, groceries and appointments, but it never fails that something goes wrong.
This truck has done pretty well, being a 2001, but don't think we will buy another Dodge, due to the cheap quality!
It is a V6, and has no guts to it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th December, 2010
8th Dec 2010, 17:40
Geez, who would have thought you'd encounter problems after 180,000 miles.. The 2nd tranny was a problem with the installer..
22nd May 2012, 20:37
I have the same truck, and it's at 230,000, and I have only needed to replace a few small things here and there. I think you just got a bad egg. I have had my Dakota up to 110 MPH. This truck has a lot balls for being a small pick up, plus I carried a 2 ton pellet stove home on it, and it worked perfect.
23rd May 2012, 17:24
I bought a brand new 2001 Dakota Sport in October of 2000. It was an awesome truck. I drove it five years with never a single problem. Unfortunately a guy in a Toyota Tundra ran a stop sign in front of me, and although my truck was still drivable (the Toyota nearly broke in half and the engine fell out!!), the insurance company wrote my truck off as a total. Due to the great resale value of Dodge trucks, I was paid just $800 less for my truck than I had paid for it brand new five years earlier.
Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 32 reviews