I have owned nothing but Dodge Dakotas and driven nothing but Dodge Dakotas. Before my new Dodge Dakota 2005 was purchased, my first truck I bought in 1996 and it really made me feel good about driving. And I continued that same feeling buying the 2005 model and am loving even more! So if you are looking for a truck out there that is relatively inexpensive, has a great look to it, and comes with a variety of options, then the Dodge Dakota is exactly what you are looking for! :-)
The fact that it comes with so many options and comes in a variety of different colors-interior or exterior.
I might improve the bedsize in later models, but as for right now it certainly is at the top of the Dodge lineup as one of the best vehicles they have created.