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Dodge Dakota Production to End This Tuesday

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by KenLyns, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    KenLyns

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  2. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    07regtacoman

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    Like ford,Chrysler never took care of the Dakota platform and left it to rot.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    Colorados and rangers next. They just cant compete
     
  4. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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  5. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    2012 is the last year for Rangers, according an article in this months Four Wheeler magazine.

    EDIT: It may just be the North American market they are stopping production in though.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Cannonball

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    I loved my 2002 DC Dakota with the V8. Unfortunately it died of a siezed transfer case on I-10. The dak "felt" like much more of a truck than the Taco. More torque, less revs. All around heavier feeling. It had a solid tailgate, no loose steering column off-road etc. I wish it had been built to last like a Toyota.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    My Dak is the best plow truck pound for pound i have ever had.

    I agree totally they let this great little truck go by the wayside over the years.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    Pyramidsurf

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    i too owned a Dak. 2001 with the 3.9l and stick shift. Great truck for the price I paid (paid less than 1/2 of what a similar taco would have cost). Family still owns it. Too bad Dodge let it slide off the map.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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  10. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Good riddance! My '04 was a POS.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    I kinda like the older V8s but the new ones SUCK. Buh-bye, Dakota, :wave:
     
  12. Sep 10, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    Yep, my dad has an 03 Dakota 4x4. They are good trucks. The tailgate on his truck weighs 3 times what mine does. At 110K it still runs very well. It's really too bad Dodge didn't put any money into updating that platform. They have zero resale value, otherwise I may very well have bought a newer one to replace my 95 instead of buying my Tacoma.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    I've also had a few Rangers as company trucks. One of them I know is still running at nearly 300K miles. Another American made truck going away. That's a shame.
     
  14. Sep 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    As much as we love our Toyota's, it benefits the consumer if there is competition in the market.
     
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