Overall, very satisfied with this truck
No problems to date.
Great truck, very reliable with lots of power to tow/haul a trailer.
The only negatives I would have would be the power side mirrors that come with the SLT package should be the folding style. I knew the moment I saw the truck, those fixed mirrors won't last long. Sure enough, within the first year I busted one off backing into the garage. I replaced both with the folding style.
The truck handles extremely well on the highway and corners very nice for a truck. Compared to my F150 I had prior, this truck has a stiffer suspension, and on the rough roads makes it a little bouncy, but that is expected for a truck. Not a big issue.
There have been no defects from the factory I've found or noticed. I do my own maintenance, and when I'm changing the oil, I look for and defects that I could claim as warranty, but nothing has come up.
The cabin is very roomy and seats four adults quite comfortably.
The fuel economy is what one would expect from the 4.7 V8.
The price point from the Dakota to Ram 1500 isn't much difference, but I didn't want the full size p/u, and found the Ranger too small because it isn't offered with 4 full doors.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th November, 2010