I have had some good and bad experinces with this lemon. I know with a used truck you are going to have problems, but come on. When I first got it it had an oil leak. Then it had a coolent leak. Now it has a gas leak. What else is going to leak on this thing? When I set my cruise control it will rev itself up going downhill. I can see it doing that going up hill, but down? A month ago the headlights went out while I was going to school. I was at a Chrysler place and when I showed them my truck the guy said, and I quote, "You have a Dakota, it will last forever". Well, if it will last forever, mine is about to die.The transmission gets happy when you first start going in the morning. I would not recommend this truck to anyone.
The only thing I like about this truck is the rims I have on it that I got for Christmas last year, and the performance.
I have a long list for the improvements. The transmission, the fuel economy, the motor because it skip at times, the comfort because on long rides the seats get a little hard, the build quality, and the reliability.
I am a sixteen year old and this is my first car. My father bought it for me when I was fifteen. That was my birthday gift from him and my mother. Ever since we had the truck I have had a lot of fun. The only thing I dislike about the truck is the color. It is blue and silver with double red stripes going down the side, and the chrome on the mirrors, bumbers and front end is showing its age.
The things I like most about my truck is the horsepower, comfort of the interior, the tail pipes ( which make the truck sounds like it has a V8 instead of a V6) and the wonderful CD player it has now. (The tailpipes and CD player was for my sixteenth birthday)
There are two things i think this truck should improve on. One of those things is the fuel economy.(The only time it is driven is on Fridays sometimes on Saturday and Sunday and when my parents take it someplace). The other thing was the cover on the steering wheel.