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Old 09-18-2013, 08:44 PM
ncpete ncpete is offline
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Dodge Dakota

Anyone using an older Dakota? I am looking at a 2003, Ext Cab, 2WD, with the 3.9 V-6, and automatic. Any issues that I might watch out for?

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Old 09-18-2013, 10:34 PM
EarthTurfSnow EarthTurfSnow is offline
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I've got an 01 Dakota with the 4.7 v8 and it tows my 3000 lb 14 foot open trailer daily with no problems. I've had some front end problems but that's expected after plowing for a few years.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:57 AM
LewisLawn LewisLawn is offline
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up till this year i had been running with a dakota. '05 with the 4.7 and never had any problems towing or day to day driving. however in the fall of each year we would also take my dads dakota '02 with the 3.9 in it to haul second trailer for leaves. i'm just saying i wouldn't want to haul my trailer with mowers daily with it. i don't know what your expectations are or what you plan on towing. there are advantages like manueverability and parking but seriously lacks in power and performance

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