"I have leased my 2005 Dakota Laramie
for over 2 years. My first truck ever and have had no issues or problems. Dealer service is great. Get 16 mpg city and up to 22 mpg on trip. Very comfortable, good looking and versatile. Family loves that I have a truck. I'm already looking forward to leasing a comparable 2008 in the spring."
"Bought this truck new in '05. We tow a 24ft 5th wheel (lite trailer) and it does great. Not as good as a full blown 1ton diesel but respectable. Added the brake controller and battery isolator for towing as well as a 5th wheel hitch. The Dakota crew cab beds are too short for a 5th. Rear seating is for children only (or in my case, groceries). Not alot of aftermarket do-dads yet, still have not found the H13 blue halogens yet. The only drawback I've seen so far are the blind spots as mentioned by other reviewers. Get 18-20 on the highway and 14-16 when towing the trailer. Taken it to Yellowstone and Las Vegas. Regularly pull a 6% grade when camping locally. Does okay as long as I keep the rpm's up in the 3500 range."