2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Club Cab ST 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
I looked for a replacement vehicle for 2 months, drove all kinds of cars, trucks and vans and decided on the Dakota mainly because of its size and price. Got it new for just over 15K which was 8K less than the sticker. I couldn't come near that on any of the competition including the compacts. It has a heavy, secure feel. The gas mileage is 16 mpg so I figure it's costing me 15 cents per mile to drive this truck. Oh well, better than being cramped into a tacky Kia.
Looks, drive, sense of security
Glove box needs to be bigger. Locking gas cap should be standard equipment.