I bought this truck to downsize from an '03 1500 4x4 and have really not looked back. The gas mileage is so much better and that saves a lot of money. The only real difference is the bed space, but I rarely used all 8 ft. of my old bed anyway. The Dakota is very nimble, easy to park, and extremely quiet on the highway. I would recommend this truck to anyone that occasionaly needs a truck for hauling, but still needs comfort, economy, agility for everyday use. Probably not the best choice for the hardcore rancher with 12,000lbs. to pull, but a great choice for the active weekender. I am very happy with my purchase!
Fuel economy, full size towing ability, styling, gauge illumination, quiet cab, and very nice tires from the factory
I wish the vents and HVAC controls were a little more stylish (i.e. Toyota Tacoma style), and armrests that are a little larger would be great