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City 15/Hwy 20/Comb 17 MPG
|Max Seating: 4|
|Engine: V6, 3.7 Liter||Transmission: Automatic, 4-Spd w/Overdrive|
|Country of Origin: United States||Country of Assembly: United States|
By Matt on Tuesday, October 01, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Midsize w/V-8 power- looks good - drives easy"
Cons: "gas mileage and radio could be improved"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"No one makes a new V-8 in a midsize or small pick-up anymore, so your choices are limited to a used one. This is my 3rd Dakota and I've been very happy with all of them. We need a midsize because my wife can't drive a full size one and we need a v-8 because we haul a 26' boat. It looks bigger than it really is so people think it is a full size. It is easy to drive, has lots of power, rides smooth, has great visibility and lots of interior room. The interior layout is great, with average quality. The quad cabin makes it a family vehicle with lots of back seat room and easy access from two large rear doors. The 4WD is very important, because the 2WD version's rear end is just too light and looses traction quickly. Had to make a quick 2000 mile trip to Arkansas to pick up a boat. We had a driver, an awake passenger, and one asleep in the rear. Rotated drivers every 200 miles. Did the trip over a weekend and the truck pulled the 4700 lb load well up and down the hills."
1 person out of 3 found this review helpful
By Solrac on Saturday, January 26, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "price and easy to clean"
Cons: "cheap stereo"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I purchased my truck on an inventory cleanout offer, $21,995. 4X2, Big Horn, Blue Pearlcoat, 6cyl. Better mileage than my former S-10 crew. Not so peppy in acceleration, but this truck is almost as big as a F-150. For the person looking to fancy and all-buttons interior, this is not the truck. I liked it because of the easy to clean plastic interiors. Matched them with seat covers made in leather-like material and is super easy to clean. The stereo and speakers are junk. Replaced them with a bluetooth, DVD and reverse camera headunit, JL speakers and a subwoofer and now the sound is like the most expensive RAM. For not being a 4WD, is a tall truck. I traded a Maxima for this truck because I got tired of expensive cars with fancy interiors requiring lot of care and lot of buttons that mostly had use. The MPG is the same as the Maxima. The reliability has been excellent up today for daily commute and family trips. Not so elegant, but really dont care too mucho of that. As any basic truck, have to be careful driving due to the lack of weight in the back (cause to roll)."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By McRocha on Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Pros: "Size, power for what I use it for"
Cons: "Poor quality, bad gas mpg, feels unsafe,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I've only had the truck since November, so take this with a grain of salt. The truck is a bit over priced for the quality from what I see now that I own it. The interior is made with cheap plastic and looks very cheap. The outside is not bad though, looks wise that is. You can hear things rattle though as you drive down on the inside. The seats are comfortable, but the stereo is a bit far away and the cup holder is right under the shifter, so if you're not careful you'll spill your drink easily. The truck has almost no weight in the back and slides around far too much when it's wet or slippery, so you have to drive more cautiously than any other truck I've ever driven. I have the 6 cylinder, which is a big mistake. It's has the power I need, but the gas mpg is awful! I'm very worried about this truck giving me issues down the road, but thankfully Dodge has a 100K power train warranty. The truck has already cut off on me while backing up, so I'm very concerned about issues, considering I am only at 10K miles. Overall, I would probably not recommend this truck and I would instead spend the same amount of money on a better quality Chevy or Ford."
10 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By tater on Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "greast price, drives and handles great, quiet ride"
Cons: "Stereo system could have been better quality"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This truck drives like a car its comfortable, quiet, and handles very good. I live in the mountains and it handles the winding roads very nice. Of course its not a sports car however if you want a turck that drives and handles great you should look at this truck."
1 person out of 4 found this review helpful