I've recently purchased a 13 year old Dakota Quad Cab. I looked for 6 weeks at all sorts of trucks but when it came down to it, this Dakota fit the bill best.
Everything works and the truck runs strong with a good tight feel to it. Best part of this purchase was the truck had just 87,000 miles on it. It was well cared for and used during the previous owners summer vacations.
The tan colored interior is in perfect shape and the bright red exterior has a nice shine to it. As long as the truck (and all others like it) is well cared for, it will be on the job for years to come.
Favorites would be the 4 doors, the fold down front console, and the great visibility all around the truck with large mirrors and no real blind spot. The truck also hauls my work tailor without a problem, even while traveling uphill.
Although I've not looked at newer models of the Dakota, I'm pretty sure Dodge has done a great job resolving any problems and improving the overall truck.
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