Reliable, even after 10 years!
Actually has held up very well in all aspects over the past 10 years.
Has needed some fixes, but nothing out of the ordinary for a daily driver and business vehicle.
Only two problems out of the normal fixes:
The wiring for the speakers; one speaker does not work.
Rust is starting to appear in different places, only in the past year or 2.
This has been a very reliable truck, but I do have some comments on the aspects of the truck that would improve it.
The first major problem is that the thick pillars on either side of the windshield create large blind spots when doing left turns especially, and general driving.
I sit low (being 5'2) and find that this also impedes visibility when parking, etc.; however, another driver of this vehicle is 6'1 and has some trouble seeing out of the windshield because of their height.
This truck pokes along until it hits around 85-90km. and then will fly along. Before that speed it is mandatory to continuously be on the gas to keep up any speed, and it is slow to accelerate in low gears. Basically it's a slowpoke until in a higher gear.
Despite these problems, it has been a great truck, and these are things that most drivers can live with. I would buy another Dodge, however probably not another Dakota.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th May, 2010