2004 Dodge Dakota Reviews - Page 4 of 6

2004 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab SLT 4.7 liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.7 liter V8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance378000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Great versatile truck

Faults:

So far, I only have one gripe with this truck. It has developed a rattle in the drivers side door next to the speaker. It's not bad, just mildly annoying to already have a rattle in a truck not even one year old.

General Comments:

I have been very pleased with this vehicle so far. Power with the V-8 is adequate, but you can really feel the truck strain if you're pulling a trailer. I am able to achieve 18 mpg on the freeway. Also, I wish Dodge would have designed the seats so that they would recline all the way back, instead of just halfway. Also, the Air conditioning seems just a tad underpowered. It takes a few minutes in the summer for the interior to cool off. This may be because of the space in the Quad cab. The truck drives great and is very quiet and roomy. I would have no problem recommending this vehicle to a friend.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2005

17th Feb 2010, 22:45

I agree with your air conditioning comment. I am disappointed in its performance, too! My Tercel had colder air coming out the vents than a V8 powered truck. Having a full load of people barely gets it comfortable.

2004 Dodge Dakota from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Faults:

At 20,000 I started to develop a popping and grinding noise in the front end

Shortly after that started the truck developed a whine in the rear end

About a month ago the temperature gauge pegged out hot,and lights came on on the dash, but it wasn't hot-I turned it off and it went back to normal

The same day- the airbag light came on and wouldn't go off-every time I turn the steering wheel it dings and the airbag lights comes on and stays on

Now there is a weird grinding noise when I turn the steering wheel-I can't pinpoint it

And it also has a brake shutter when I apply my brakes

The dash is fading very bad in spots

This truck is less than 1 yr old.

General Comments:

Dodge makes a good truck-I think I got a lemon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st May, 2005

2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7 V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

This truck is costing us more in repairs than the purchase price

Faults:

Transmission broke within the first month of having this truck. Window regulators started making noise like a Jack-N-Box. They replaced these and they are making the same noise. The bed liner raised up about 3 inches off the truck bed during mid summer. Noticed the transmission started to leak after we had the part replaced that had broke. Now the transmission slips into 2nd and 3rd gear. The strap that is bolted to the body that keeps the seat cover in place broke. Back bumper dented in when my brother in law 200lbs. stepped on it. Fuel pump went out. This was replaced. The floater in the gas tank had to be replaced. Truck makes a hissing noise after being shut off. There is a whining noise coming from under the truck which gets louder when one of the blinkers are on. Windshield wiper motor had to be replaced when wipers quit working in the middle of a down pour. ABS locks up and puts you in the on coming lane of traffic.

General Comments:

This truck is a nice looking truck. We loved the way it looked and were very excited to sign on the line for it.

Be very careful. Transmission fluid for this thing is $8.00 a qt. in Florida. A lot of parts stores said it was dealer only..

Seats are comfortable for long distance trips. Back seats on the other hand are very tight and not very comfy on the tush.

I trust putting my kids in my KIA before putting them in this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th May, 2005

6th Jun 2005, 10:23

What, the back bumper dented in from a 200 pound man stepping on it? You want people to actually believe that line of nonsense? I have an 03 Dakota Quad Cab, and I step on the bumper all the time, and I assure you it will easily handle the weight of a 200 pound person. If you do not like the truck that is one thing, but to make up that kind of nonsense is simply irresponsible.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 22 reviews