"I bought this truck used 2 years ago and I love it. I drive this vehicle everyday to and from work. Not only does it look good, but it is very practical. Other than a spray in bed liner, I have put no money into this truck except for routine maintenance. I have hauled mulch, top soil, yard waste, furniture, etc. Great truck for the money."
Cons: "ABS on rear wheels only. Cup holder for passenger."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Bought this vehicle new and have been very pleased. This is the most comfortable riding truck that I have ever owned. Have had no repairs other than normal maintenance. Body is attractive and gets compliments. If you are considering this vehicle, I believe that you will not be sorry."
"Too many recalls, too many repairs. Middle front drink holder knocks over drinks. Large turning radius. Has been in the shop at least 20 times since purchase. I'm original owner, glad I bought extended warranty."
"This truck is great for hauling small to medium loads, lumber, lawn care, building supplies. Runs great, easy to drive and a very nice interior for the price point. Have had no maint. issues at all, no leaks, no hassles..."
"I really like this truck. I bought it used with 13K miles. I was worried about a truck because of gas mileage but it is really good. 20mpg hwy. I have been stopped a dozen times by people asking what it is and saying they really like it.
Nice body style,
Gas mileage is good,
Room for 6 (5 comfortably),
Little loose in the backend on bumps,
NOT good on ice,
Foot room when getting out of the backseat is cramped,
They don't make them anymore."
"This has been a good truck for me.
Bought it new for half the sticker price due to manufacture spiff's and the like.
Only one thing to truly complain about and that's the Dodge parts.
My shifter broke off in my hand due to a flaw in the steel goose neck (which is part of the transmission) the shifter screws to. Not really a big deal, things happen. The broken piece had the Dodge logo and part number on it so I headed for the local Dodge dealership for replacement. There I learned that the small steel goose-neck the shifter attaches to was part of the top of the transmission and would have to be purchased with a complete new transmission top-end for $1800.00. So typical of anything Dodge related.
I told the Dodge parts room boys what they could do with that and had a machinist make a adapter for the shifter to screw to for a few bucks and all was well.
Not so bad considering the low quality of American made auto parts today. This has been my only problem with this truck and suspect it to be a rare occurrence."
"I went into purchasing this truck blind. I signed papers before even seeing what color I was getting. I just looked at one on the showroom floor. It a great truck. Its not too small and its not big and bulky. Its actually a larger truck than my dads '98 Silverado. I quickly found that any aftermarket part you have to buy as a Dodge Dakota. I have added a tri-fold bed cover, tailgate lock, and 20'S with low pros. I ALWAYS get compliments on my truck. Great mileage too. I recently average 23 mpg highway on a spring break trip. I would HIGHLY recommend this vehicle to another person. It also has a reasonably good sound system for a factory radio. Sounds just s good as my Mother's Infinity system in her Ram. I only wish it had a power back glass and an additional 12v port for the rear seat. I have added a photo of my truck."
"I traded my old car in for this truck to use for work and its features and reliability has paid off more times than I can count and having 4w drive is something I am getting use to but have no clue how on earth I managed my job without it, would recomend to anyone that wants a good looking truck that is sturdy and relable enough to get a rob done. I am able to manage jobs that my coworkers who have heavry duty trucks are able to do and some jobs that they cant"
"Nice to handle with no problem my gand child use it to go to college every day and drive about 90 miles a day. For her it handles well and once in the road is economical on gas. It handles well in the Mud, ice in snow.Will not change this Truck for any other one in the road"
"V6 is not enough power for this Truck.
Gas mileage is not good. 15/19
Tires are expensive.
Cant put a lift on this truck .
This truck is reliable and has nice options .
Handles Excellent in Snow , Mud and Rain .
Has plenty of Room for a midsize Truck ."
"Truck is a Dodge Dakota with a face lift and a few Mitsubishi styling touches on the inside. I have a 2007 SE Double Cab loaded with the 4.7 V8.
Mitsubishi's top motor and trim is a step below the Dakota, because Chrysler wanted to keep this truck below the Dakota over all. My V8 is not the high output. version, but the 235 horsepower one. I can't outrun a Tacoma or a Frontier with their V6's but I can pull a heavier trailer.
This has the frame of the Dodge Ram 1500 cut down, so it is very stout and pulls my small trailer easily. Good breaks when pulling, and acceleration and cruising the motor is more then strong enough.
Fuel Economy for me has always been around 15 MPG mostly city driving. This sounds awful, but my 4 cylinder car got only 18 to 20 and the V8 F.150 I had only hit 9 MPG on a good week. So I have crummy mileage with any vehicle and for what this is it is surprisingly good.
Comfort, the cab is surprisingly narrow on the inside. My leg is up against the door panel because they really tried to give as much shoulder room as possible. Has basic truck interior but seems pretty well put together... Watch out for the center storage bin in the front seats, the latch is all Chrysler and breaks locking your lid down. The Mechanics repairing it guess my vehicle immediately at the lot when I said what was wrong, so this is a issue.
On a personal note, this is the 5th pickup truck I have bought. Out of all of them, chevys, fords, dodges, this is my favorite one so far and I would trade in again for another. The turning circle on this truck is unbelievable, it can turn around in less room then my 2004 Mustang V6 could which is astonishing! As long as you remember you have around 18 feet of steel, parking lot maneuvers are usually a 1 time attempt."
"I have had my truck for 3 years and I've only have to take my truck in for it's oil change , it has one of the best bumper to bumper of all of the trucks that I look at. I've had 2 other co work buy the same truck."
"Just bought this used and LOVE IT! Great body style handles great. Turn radius is impressive compared to other trucks. Easy to handle, easy to drive. Only thing I'd change is a engine with a little more horses under the hood."