I've had a Dakota for a few years now and what seemed to be a good vehicle has turned into a dog. Even with regular oil changes it seems this truck will drop it's oil pressure for no reason. A quick search on the web tells me I am not the only one this has happened to. The 3.9L engine is a sludge factory. Now, we all don't have the ability or oppurtunity to pull over when something like an unexpected drop (to 0) in oil pressure occures, so just imagine the amount of engine damage that can occur. Isn't it a lovely sound to hear my engine knock. Not only would I avoid Dodge but any Diamler/Chrysler product.
Cabin space. Can fit a family of four comfortably.
This is a great truck to drive. It has
the power and the looks. I drove
several trucks before buying the
Dakota, and I couldn't beat the room.
For the same price as a compact truck
why not buy the midsize Dakota. You
wouldn't be sorry.