2005 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2005 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"big car" 3 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews
"door" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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horseygal writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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American steel-Dodge!!!

Cons

jap mileage better but once a beer can for a few more miles per gallon.

horseygal
35

Power To Spare-magnum V-8 — Big truck power-Sport truck handling-Luxury car ride. Was sister's truck and she passed on. Being a constant reminder, it needs to go to someone that needs reliable power and dependability in an American made truck. 18 mpg average for this one. It accelerates very quickly with power to spare.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mgrahamf8964 writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4

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Great power, very reliable and affordable 4x4. Great midsize truck. Found Tacoma too small and my Crew Cab F150 too large. So this is a really good fit.

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Gas mileage but about the same as the Ford F150 I had with the smaller v8 engine. Like the Dakota power and size much better.

mgrahamf8964
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Great Truck- Ram Tough — Love the looks of this vehicle and price point is excellent compared to other crew cabs out there. It has been very reliable and the maintenance cost are reasonable. I found my F150 to be too large for around town and this is just the right size for me and has the same towing capacity as my F150 had. The gas mileage is about the same and par for any v8 truck. Love the heated seats in the winter. Never knew you could get cloth seats that were heated. Great feature I have not found on any other car or truck.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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zlane2 writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4

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Great for moving, long trips are comfortable, transporting hockey equipment is easy.

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Fuel economy isn't the greatest

zlane2
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Smooth, Powerful Truck — For the first vehicle I bought myself, it was a great truck! I play a lot of hockey and travel all around the midwest, and having all that cargo room was very efficient. The ride is super smooth and it felt good to be a little bit bigger than all the rest of the cars on the road. Highly recommend this truck to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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wwwade writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Crew Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

four doors, small enough to park almost anywhere you can park a car, V8 power and capable tower for open trailer hauling other cars.

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brake issues started at about 57k miles.  seems caliper mount flexes allowing front pads to stay engaged to rotor.  still working on solving at 90k miles.  Seems to reoccur every 10 to 15k miles.  Write about negatives here...

wwwade
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Good Midsized Truck — Performs all duties I need as a truck (towing other cars, hauling dirty stuff) while performing ok as a daily driver in urban/suburban traffic. Small enough to park almost anywhere you can park a car, V8 power and capable tower for open trailer hauling other cars. Nice back seats even for adults.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua jenny writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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dodge and its a 4x4

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small backseat

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Love This Truck — a powerful and a great little truck good on space in the bed and it dose awsome in the snow it gets 18 city 20 highway this truck is fun to drive because it gets the job done and still knows how to play

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Laramie Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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Versatile, fast yet big enough to haul all jobs

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too big for whimpy ricer drivers

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Love It — Love this truck. beaten it to a pulp and it still burns rubber going around corners! As my daily driver everyday is fun getting in, hearing the rumble of the engine, and being able to have some fun no matter where I go, street or dirt.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Crew Cab SB Review
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3

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DODGE! lol

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Its a 6 cyl....

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Get The V8 And Not V6 — Performance: could have a little more guts for take off Build quality: so far so good Appearance: personal choice really, I like it. Cost of Ownership: It's a dodge lol, depends how you drive for the gas part. Fun factor: It's fun to drive for a 2wd...needs 4x4 lol.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Riley writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Crew Cab SB Review
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4

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got 4 doors

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its a one legger

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Dkota Review — it just looks nasty, got black wheels, painted grill, tinted windows, leveling kit, bed liner, meaty tires. OK gas mileage, gets my quad an dirtbike around. got 4 doors so i can haul the buddies around. good truck for me.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Crystal writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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It takes me where I want to go.

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It needs to be cleaned professionally

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Crystal's Dodge — My truck is cool & I'm not going to dis it. It needs to be washed the Spring weather & dirt roads has it looking just lovely. My truck has its memories of good times. It's alright and still has a lot of life left in it.

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esmile writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Laramie 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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No too big, luxurious, quad cab, leather interior

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none that I can think of

esmile
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Dodge Dakota Laramie 4 Wh Drive — Great size truck, not quite full size, it's got a very comfortable leather interior, seats 4 (quad cab) with 4 wheel drive. Handles well, gets good gas mileage. Roomy, handles well in all kinds of weather and terraine. Would recommend to a friend. Fun factor is a 10.

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2007 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Clean, Dependable, Flame Read,pick-up. By Grandpa7

I like the ability to be able to run in 2 wheel drive most of the time and have the ability to get into 4 wheel when the snow blows. Great looking truck with the SXT strips and decal on the side. ... Read More

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We love this truck! We had no trouble hauling our children around, even in heavy snow. It has done everything we expected. The gas mileage wasn't pleasant, but it's a truck... what else would you e... Read More

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2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Nice Truck Wish It Didn't Have The Transmission Problems By Megan

great performance, build could be better been in the shop twice for the transmission love the appearance of both the exterior and interior gas guzzles like no ones business. It is fun to drive th... Read More

Excellent Little Chick Magnet By sunnygas

Great little fun to drive truck. Stick shift is extremely fun. Looks good, basically a chick magnet. Reliable and fair gas mileage for a truck. Not a man with a lot of words, so this will have to d... Read More

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2004 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Little Truck By Wolfknyte

I inherited this truck when my dad passed away. It is great for what it is; a small truck. I am just not all that fond of the styling or the size. I prefer something a little bit bigger. For anyon... Read More

All Around Great Truck To Own. By Steven

Props, it really gets up and goes for only having that little 4.7 in her. Gas mileage is terrible, but its a truck. It gives you that truck feeling with out the high placed seating from a Ford f ser... Read More

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