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Can You Guess How Much This 2001 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab 4×4 Went For Recently?

Proof Dodge Midsize Pickups Are Still A Valuable Niche...

The second-generation 1997 to 2004 Dodge Dakota (DN) has to be one of the best-looking pickups ever to come from the Chrysler Group. Its design elements can be seen in several vehicles in the current Chrysler Group portfolio like the Dodge Durango (WD) and the Ram 1500 (DT). Unfortunately, the Chrysler Group is the only automaker in Detroit’s Big-3 that doesn’t offer a midsize pickup at the moment. But it hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from embracing Dakotas of the past.

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This 2001 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab 4×4 with 33,000 miles on the odometer, recently was posted on the auction site BringATrailer.com.

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The Dakota Quad Cab was the first full-four-door midsize pickup on the market and offers seating for five adult passengers. At the time, the 2001 Dodge Dakota was the only midsize pickup to offer a lineup of V8 engines. This example featured the 4.7-liter (287 cubic-inch) MAGNUM V8 which delivered 230 horsepower (172 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 N⋅m) of torque mated to a 45RFE multi-speed automatic transmission. This truck also featured the NV233HD 2-speed electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case, allowing the Dakota SLT to be a pretty capable off-roader.

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2001 was a big year in the Dakota’s life as the truck received a completely redesigned dash, door panels, and revised seats. Other minor trim revisions were made, including redesigned aluminum wheels on various models. All vehicles also got new radio options. Only the standard AM/FM radio (with no cassette deck) was discontinued, making an AM/FM radio with a cassette deck standard on all models. AM/FM stereo CD and cassette/CD variants were also available, just like on this truck.

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This truck featured a Leer camper shell, factory 16-inch x 8-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, cruise control, and air conditioning (A/C). The truck came with its original window sticker, manufacturer’s literature, 2 keys, clean Carfax, and a clean California title. Listed with no reserve, the truck went for $20,000 on July 13th, 2022. Not bad, considering that 21 years ago the MSRP on the truck was $29,700 (that included the $545 for destination).

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With the prices of vehicles in today’s market and the continuing complexity of electronics in the new age, we would love to return to the good ole days. Unfortunately, with the push for electrification, we don’t see vehicles getting any cheaper or less complex to work on.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Loved my 2001 Dakota.. here we are 2022 and STILL NO DAKOTA 11years running... thanks DODGE (RAM).. driving a 2022 Chevy Colorado and liking it.

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Daimler era refresh killed so many good vehicles PT Cruiser, the Cloud cars, the Dakota.... what a dark era.

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My dad and a friend still have a couple 02 they bought new. This gen was a massive step back in rust proofing from the first gen., especially after the krauts cheaped
them up. But awesome trucks nonetheless. Perfect size for most jobs. Nearly bulletproof.

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Wow, $20k.

I love this generation Dakota, and this is a nice one for sure, but wow :oops:

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