2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7 from North America
Junk, junk, junk! I will never buy another Dodge. Next time I'll go back to Fords or try a Nissan
In the 18 months I have owned this truck, I've had to replace the tie rods, sway bar bushing, all the ball joints, had one of the sway bar brackets in the front break, power steering pump seize up, catalytic converter problems, some other engine sensor go out that I can't remember, CD player won't always eject CDs, AC decides to stop working occasionally, probably something else I've forgotten.
Not to mention that it sat in the shop for three weeks waiting on a power steering pump from Dodge to show up. Took me three months to get ball joints for it.
It seems to be way underpowered for a V8. I have to floor it sometimes to climb hills. My old F150, with a V6, had more acceleration than the Dakota does. And the F150 got about 7 miles more per gallon.
Only good thing about it is its size. It's a good compromise between the Ranger/S10 size and the full size trucks. I wish Ford made a mid-sized truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th July, 2009
24th Jul 2009, 18:55
Yes, another mediocre Chrysler product.
13th Oct 2009, 21:08
I bought a 2005 Dodge Dakota in June and I love it!!! There is one thing that I can agree with is the CD player sucks. It doesn't like to eject CDs very easily, but who cares about that, most people replace the stereo anyway. It's all about performance and this truck gives a great performance, has plenty of power and not too bad gas mileage.
I'm sorry, Ford trucks don't have much power unless it's the Ford Lighting. I will never own a Ford ever again, talk about unreliable, that is what Ford is. However, the Ford trucks seem to last longer than the cars do.
26th Aug 2010, 19:20
2005 Dodge Dakota. Major issues. Trans is slipping... only 115k miles... all highway pretty much.
Tie rods, bearings, and it doesn't get good gas mileage!