2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
Have now had my 2004 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4, V8 for nearly 4 years. Still loving it. It's fun, reliable, comfortable, handy to haul stuff, plenty of power etc. I don't know why others complain about the fuel - I consistently get over 20mpg on the highway. Usually 22 mpg. My 2002 Dakota w/ the V6 did the same but it was dangerously gutless! I do yearly maintenance & have had no problems. (My 2002 Dakota V6 had several recalls & other issues!) I love this truck & will not get rid of him for a long, long time!
Styling, stick shift, V8, 90 degree back doors, feels like a real truck, 4x4 allows me to pretty much go thru anything (well, now that I've put Nokian tires on him!)
Better stereo (I miss the Infinity from my 2002 Dakota), a 6th gear, better quality seats (they seem to wear out), easier to reach oil dipstick