Excellent truck overall. Dodge could do better with their fuel consumption...for the size of the truck. It gets 15 around town and 17 on the freeway; nowhere near Dodge's MPG ratings. Good cargo capacity and towing as well. Overall a great truck, just make sure you are ready for poor MPG, especially with the 4.7 V8. A well put together truck with great options and interior layout.
Perfect size bed for a compcact to mid size truck.
Dodge could really improve the Dakota by offering the diesel engine in it; the same one made by Mercedes that they are putting in the new Libertys in 2005.