2006 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Nice Truck except for the Prob
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2006 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab - Consumer Review

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Nice Truck except for the Problems
By 2ndLDDodge on

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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)

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I downsized from a Ram to a Dakota for better gas mileage. Stuck with Dodge due to the reliability of my old Ram. Unfortunately, my Dakota has been in the shop ten times over the last year. Three for wheel vibrations that appear to be fixed for now, and seven for belt problems that still are not resolved. Belt tensioner broke at 4000 miles. Since then it has been through three additional belts and in-and-out of the shop for belt squeel when making tight turns in parking lots. Should have contacted a Lemon-Law attorney before it went out of waranty as a friend has the same truck and has never experienced this problem. Other than that, it's a pleasure to drive, and looks great too.

Best Features

Smooth ride. It drives more like a car than a truck. Huge cab for a small truck. Exterior styling. One of the best looking trucks on the road today. Mileage is not great, but a whole lot better than my old Ram.

Worst Features

Rear seat head rests create major blind spots when changing lanes or backing in and out of parking spaces. Passenger side console cup holder is virtually useless as tall cubs or bottles wil not fit underneath the dash (driver's side and center are fine). V-6 engine provides barely adequate power.
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