Still Goin Strong
By marki on
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