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2000 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 3
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2000 Dodge Dakota Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 1367 Ratings for the 1997 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

Cheap to buy, but high maintenance

By on Monday, November 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 123,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "price, V8 power, limited slip rear end, crew cab"

Cons: "lots of things break over time"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Bought used at 22000 miles for the crew cab and V8 power. Lots of power with the 4.7 and limited slip rearend was great. With sway bars front and back it handled well. Terrible gas mileage, 14 mpg average with mostly highway. By 80000 miles had to replace both rear window regulators twice and front once. AC compressor broke, front wheel bearings replaced. Brake release handle broke, console over latch broke, AC fan broke. I will never buy another Dodge."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Is a great mid-size truck.

By on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 245,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Ordered this truck in November of 1996 (Yes I did say ordered as in from the factory) It is a 1997 Dodge Dakota Club Cab with a 5.2L (318ci)V8, 5 Speed Manual Transmission, 355 gearing, towing package, 31x10.5x15 tires. Other than normal wear items I have replaced the water pump once, thermostat once, clutch and pressure plate at 165000 miles, AC system once and the only other thing now is having to replace the heater core. Is a very good and dependable truck. My mother has a 2005 Dakota with the 4.7 V8 Crew Cab. I'll take my truck over hers any day of the week. In my opinion Chrysler screwed up when they dropped the 5.2L (318ci) engine. Overall I have been very happy with my Dakota and plan on keeping it until it just won't go any more."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Smooth riding and easy driving.

By on Thursday, October 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "A very easy vehicle to drive and no view blocked."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I would not be afraid to drive this pickup to California and back. I have a trip planned for Tucson sometime in the near future and I plan on driving this truck."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

2000 Dodge Dakota

By on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Garbage

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"i wouldnt want another one of these trucks if it was given to me signed by Kim Kardashian! i went and bought a Ford Ranger, now thats a Mid to Small sized truck it rides really good and has alot of room!"

4 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Nice truck but high maintenance.

By on Thursday, September 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Nice looking truck."

Cons: "Very high maintenance even at low mileage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"It's typical for Dodge products. Nice looking truck and runs great until you hit 50,000 miles, then everything and I mean everything starts to wear out. I will never buy another Dodge or Chrysler product again. The repairs are starting to add up to more than the truck is worth before I even get to 100,000 miles. It is nickel and diming me to death."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

1998 Dodge Dakota 4x4.. best vehicle I've owned

By on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Dependable, towing, engine, speed, 4x4"

Cons: "not-so-great A.C., V8 is gas guzzler"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned my 1998 Dodge Dakota for approximately 14 years and it has been the most dependable vehicle I have ever owned. Besides the normal maintenance required for a vehicle over the age of it's use, there have been no unusual breakdowns or issues to deal with. I live in Los Angeles, California where excessive driving is a fact of life and my Dakota has always been there for me when I needed it. It will be difficult to part with it when I finally sell or trade it in but it owes me absolutely nothing... another great piece of equipment from the Dodge company."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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