OK, so Iacocca hasn't been CEO of
Chrysler in a while, but he changed
their mindset. The result is the
Dakota. Works like a mid-size pickup
should; drives/handles like a large
car. I am happy with it. Toyota was
overpriced; Fords too small in the mid-
sized pickup market. Sturdy. Fine
utility/tow vehicle. Reminds me of my
first pickup love; a 1986 Ford Ranger
XLT 4WD, but with out the accompanying
1986 Ranger transmission problem.
Comfortable on long trips; gas mileage
as you would expect. Advertised is 13-
16mpg; I get 12.5 to 17 with the V-8
tow package. Paint and interior
holding well. Plenty of front seat
Electrical system needs re-
engineering. Panel light brightness
adjustment gets too hot to touch.
Battery has failed 2x in 36 months with
no prior indication of a problem on the
ampmeter. Was a bit light in the rear
until I put a shell on the back.