2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L V8
I'm happy so far
Power steering fluid well cracked at 300 miles - replaced by dealer.
Windshield broke from a gravel impact at 4500 miles - paid the deductible on that one.
Transmission won't downshift without a complete stop when going uphill at low speed. No solution to this as yet.
Handling is only satisfactory (compared to other small trucks), but the 4-wheel anti-lock brakes and limited slip rear differential help a lot on ice and snow.
Seats, 4-doors, and roomy interior accommodate large people in comfort.
Mileage is about 15.6 city 18.5 highway.
Power is probably a little more than necessary for general driving, but this truck tows a 3500 lb boat with ease.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st April, 2005