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15 years with my Dakota as of today

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Old 04-11-2015, 08:58 AM
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Default 15 years with my Dakota as of today

Ordered in March of 2000 and delivered on April 11, 2000.

At 140k:
4 sets of spark plugs, Champion RC12MCC4
2 serpentine belts
1 thermostat (2014)
1 heater core (2014)
1 a/c compressor (clutch failed and damaged shaft in 2008)
1 set of front brakes
2 sets of shocks
2 sets of tires
4 ball joints
1 tie rod end (RH outer)
1 intermediate steering shaft (2015)
1 set of rear shackles (rusted out in 2014)
1 clutch (throwout bearing failed at 110k)
1 crank sensor (under warranty in 5/2000)
1 TPS (2007)
2 batteries
1 headlight assembly (tree strike)
1 taillight assembly (2x4 strike while loading)
1 CHMSL bulb

I love my truck!
 

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Old 04-11-2015, 09:55 AM
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Dang. In 15 years, I have been through about 20 vehicles.
 
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:07 AM
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That's good Dan. It really does not seem like much out of the ordinary given the age of your truck and especially the climate up north. I have heard and read about how a lot of vehicles don't last near that long with all the snow, salt and sand they have to use on the roads up there. Dakota's are great trucks. I am at 176K on mine now and hope to get to 200K and beyond.

Jimmy
 
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Old 04-11-2015, 03:19 PM
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I think it's pretty good too Jim. It's mostly just due to wear and time. I'm not complaining one bit.


I do see a lot of 2nd gen Dakota's in my area still, my neighbor has an '01 quad cab and hasn't had many problems either.
 
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I just put 15 years on mine this year. Been a good truck 2001 Dakota Sport. I have 95,000 miles on it.
 
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:08 PM
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Hit the 15 year mark last August 27th. Getting her repainted in the spring. I only have around 69K on the clock and no plans to replace her. At the rate I'm putting the miles on I'll be around 80 years old when I hit 150k.
 
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:06 AM
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Have had my 2000 cc SLT 4.7 since new. Has been a great truck. My daily driver is still going strong with 169000 miles.
 
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:57 AM
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I had my 1997 for 13 years. It did everything I needed it to do and then some. There was an issue getting electrical parts for something that old, so I figured I would step into the future 10 years lol. Sold it with 205,000 on it. 5.2L XLT
 
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:58 AM
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Sorry about the tree jumping in your path.
 
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:59 AM
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Hey where is the crank position sensor located on your truck?
 

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