Originally Posted by prerunner05
Found a great deal on a 2002 4x4 quad cab dodge dakota slt v8 magnum.
120xxx miles. lifted on 33's.
anyone had experiences with these trucks? Whats ther reliability ratings?
A lot of mechanical problems.
dont know if im going to.. just considering trading my 05 4cyl tacoma prerunner base with 98000 miles in on a dakota..
just want to hear opinions?
dont want no big dispute
...it could lower my monthly payments thats why im considering
im getting it 1800 less than the asking price..
I owned a 2001 Dodge Dakota. I can tell you anything you need. Plus you can go to Dakota-Durango.com their is a lot of info there. The V8 you speak of is the 4.7 which is what I had. I had the throttle body spacer and stage one jet perfomace pack with flowmaster 40 duals. Had a leveling kit as well with 32' tires. I had no major problems with my truck when I dumped at 130 k. Typical issues are steering rack's tend to go, and some ball joints now and then. But engine/tranny wise, you can get a easy 200 k. The 4.7 was designed by mercedes benz, for Dodge back in the day.
I can tell you this, you will only Avg 12 mpg with that truck. I only got 15 on HWY nursing the pedal. They do run, but they are horrible on gas. Thats why I got the Toyota.
When I traded mine, for the TACO it was about the same condition as the black one you showed, they gave me 5 grand on the trade. The rsale value in not there. You should only pay about 8 or 9 k for that truck.