2005 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Not the best, Not the worst

2005 Dodge Dakota Club Cab - Consumer Review

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Not the best, Not the worst
By 350rocket on


2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Club Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


I have the 3.7 with just over 80,000 miles. it runs phenomenally considering the amount of torture ive put it through. It does lack power and torque. however, it is a reliable vehicle. the 4x4 to be quite honest should be used strictly for what it was designed and not mud running. I get just over 11 miles to a gallon, which is disappointing but, again this thing just keeps running. The only real issues Ive came across are having to replace the entire front suspension and all four o2 sensors. I highly recommend that if you are to own one of these trucks especially the 2005 that you have advanced knowledge in mechanics, otherwise you might as well just give your paycheck the garage.

Best Features

This will def get up and go on the highway. If you are driving for any elongated period of time your gas mileage with the v6 anyway will hit up near 20 to the gallon. the dash is great and the durability of the frame is very impressive. the set up is very truck like not a whole lot of trinkets and doodads. very basic and direct truck. good for hauling light loads and great for long trips...

Worst Features

Better seals in the transfer case. more space to remove the o2 sensors. grease fittings on the drive shaft. more torque for hills. better quality of material for the body. overall better quality of manufacturing
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