Very reliable vehicle!
In the last year my motor or tranny roars like I am in bull gear for the first mile. It then continues to downshift like I am pulling a load.
I have 351,000 km on this truck and have had only one repair over $500 (front drive shaft for 4X4). All other repairs have been general wear parts (tires, brakes, shocks, front end parts). Oil changed every 5,000 km. This truck owes me nothing and is still running great other than the problem mentioned above.
I believe you really need to have a V8 in this vehicle, the V6 just is not powerful enough. I test drove a couple of Dakota's with the 3.9 6 cyl and they were harder on gas and not enough power.
The engine light has been on for 290,000 km, dealer told me it was the gas cap and charged me $100.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th June, 2010