Bought the 2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4 X 4 Club Cab with 4.7L V8 and 5 speed auto trans. Great looking and performing truck. Looked at chevy colorado,toyota tacoma,and honda ridgeline. The Honda was too expensive. Could not sit comfortably in the Toyota, the steering wheel wedged my legs against the seat even with it tilted all the way up. The Colorado didn't have a wide enough bed. The Dodge is the best truck out there. It's roomy, the V8 is powerful and the brakes work great. Fuel mileage is about typical for a V8. Once you drive one you will be hooked. It handles like a car.
Exterior looks, Factory stereo sounds great, V8 power, handles like a car, stops on a dime, largest bed in its class, bench seat is very comfortable.
Better location for 4 wheel drive selector. Make bed liner a standard feature. Make automatic headlights a standard feature on all models. Need a little more room in in the cab on club cab model so people can actually sit in the back.