I bought My 2005 Dokota to replace a full size crew cab. It took a little adjustment to get use to smalled cab size because I am a big man. Only to be expected. I have adjusted and have found it to be comfortable. I live in a bad weather area so I got it with all wheel & 4 wheel drive which have worked great this winter. I also got the V8 & Tow package because I have a 5000 LB. boat. I pulled it 600 miles thru mountainous country. Seemed to handle it well.
The AWD is GREAT and the towing capabilities with the V8 have worked very well so far.
The only complaint is the lack of head room for tall guys. But since I tried all the smaller pick-ups it has more than any of the others.