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Not a bad truck...
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By tim927
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2006 Dodge Dakota ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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This truck wasn't bad. The v6 was great until pulling. The ford 4.2 v6 seems a bit more powerfull. I put 26k on without a problem and went on a couple road trips and stayed comfortable. I only traded it because I needed more room for a growing family, back to Ford!


Best Features

6spd manual tranny, fun to drive! Easy clutch, nice deep bed. Heavy duty closed frame.


Worst Features

The 08 nose is much better looking! The paint chipped ealisy and the seats were harder to clean than my previous fords.


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Great Truck, Quad w/ V8
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By Bill
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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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Bought used, came off a lease, w/ 19000 miles. Preformance Dodge in Omaha went over the vehicle completely before it went off warranty and replaced some things that were going bad - they really treated me well - they take care of our Jeep Patriot too - great service dept. I really like the Dakota and it gets 16-18 mpg around town depending how much I use the a/c. The only thing you must do is get rid of the OEM shocks and replace w/ Rancho 5000's - they really settle it down - OEM are just to soft and cause some bounce, that I have seen others complain about. I've owned a lot of Jeeps (and if they made a truck I would have got that)my first Dodge - It's a keeper.


Best Features

Roomy, good handling, good ride (after Rancho shocks), 4X4 works great, great Dodge look, good mpg for a V8, power when needed.


Worst Features

Not a big deal I just like a 4x4 lever instead of a knob - it's all good.


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BUY A V8 !
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By FULLER
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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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If you bought a V6 don't complian about power . You bought a v6 duh. The V8 screams and the only problem i have is getting traction to break inertia,


Best Features

Quad comfort, body style,V8. SOTF 4X4


Worst Features

Window's freeze shut in winter power window has not enough power to open it. Also power steering lines need to be steel braided just keep breaking all winter long. a few minor warranty issues.


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Good old all American work truck.
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By Steven
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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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At 50k I replaced: tires the brake pads I’ve installed K&N air filter and Bosch Platinum 4 spark plugs. About a month ago the cam shaft and the crank shaft sensors vent bad 400$, #2ingnition coil replacement was 35$. Belt replacement coming too. Paint is very sensitive. Body dents very easy. Factory speakers sounds like you have a bucket on them later upgraded with Infinity speakers now the whole door panel rattles.I have broken the parking brake release 18$ and once I have slammed the glove compartment door and the opening mechanism broke inside 50$. Idles a little rough. And the tranny are slow.I may going to have some problems with my differential. Highway I do 20mpg city about 15-16mpg.


Best Features

Truly impressive towing. Pretty spacious inside also the rear door opens wide. Easy access of the engine compartment as you will going to spend lots of time on it. I don't care much for mpg if you want more by a Prius. It's not that bed of a truck but it's got some issues.


Worst Features

My conclusion is the engine could produce more power but the tranny are too slow. If somehow the shift timing could be reprogrammed the mpg would be better and it would produce a quicker vehicle. The single most annoying element is the all around plastic inside. The bed could be bigger a few inches.


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


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3 years old, only the plastic parking brake pull inside clip broke. glued on a metal L, drilled hole to match and good to go. ZERO problems. Running syntheic oil, getting 18-24 mpg from around town to 70-75 on open road. 3.7 OK, not same power as my 318 Ram Van but does well vs milage improvement. Love the truck, especially around town. Would get another in a minute. Wife will not let it go, loves 17" wheels for traffic and trailer towing package and posi-tracking make a big difference. Corners flat without a lean. Spend the little more then just standard, worth it. Dynamite sound system. Three part folding back cover is recommended for mpg and the Dodge heavy duty bed mat keeps back quiet


Best Features

17"wheels, cruise, HD suspension, sound system, split front seat to allow six, style, posi-tracking in rain and off road, lumbar support and power seat


Worst Features

at least 2 additional power outlets, one that stays on, oil pressure light, spoiled from other chryslers, more tie down areas in back bed.


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