2005 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2005 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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  • 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: 4.4 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

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"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"big car" 4 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews
"door" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"stickshift" 2 reviews

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RRUDSTER writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota Review
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5

Pros

Runs good

Cons

Spare tire retrieval

RRUDSTER
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Ok — I'm trying to get spare off and it won't be lowered to the ground as the manual says. Otherwise it is OK Just 69,000 miles. Front wheel drive went last year. Replaced this year under warranty. Love 4wD. Yes! Now what?

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steve writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Good fun truck

Cons

Questionable Quality, essentially a 2-seater, but had seat beats for 5

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My First New Vehicle — I loved this truck for the 2 years I had it. It had a V8, 4WD, and a 6-speed manual transmission. I factory ordered it exactly how I wanted it. It drove beautifully, and hauled a load in the back handily, although it didn't like trailers too much. I beat on it a little bit, and it constantly found itself back at the dealer's service department. The service and repair history on this thing was insane! Other than that, I loved this truck, but she started falling apart at about 70,000km's, was HORRIBLE on fuel, and consequently had to go

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

DODGE! lol

Cons

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

Cons

its a one legger

35

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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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

45

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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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

Cons

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

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American steel-Dodge!!!

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

horseygal
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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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rst429 writes:
2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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SLT V8 4X4, EVERY OPTION AVAILABLE, Prefect wieght to engine power, took it up to Hermansville, Powers area, the first week i had it , to go deer hunting, and put it thru a the paces,some limb scuffs, biut we had a blast, mowing down 3'' tag alders, and a horn-a- copeia of big bucks

Cons

none, shift on the fly, and for a v8, the truck got between 18-25 mpg's

rst429
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Red, Slt, All The Chrome, Great Sound System, And The Truck Will Go Any Where You Ask It To.... — no dislikes, it was a least so after two years, i traded it in on a 4X4 SLT RAM 4 door HEMI, Curtice e of working at Chryslers, every year we got a new least,one year for her the next for me, weve had just about all of the line up and love every minute of it

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

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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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Front brake issues started at about 71k miles. Seems caliper mount flex allowing front pads to stay engaged to rotor. Replaced calipers, rotors, pads (all Carquest $292.47). Brakes started sticking again at 81k miles. Disassembled filed & greased pad guides, replaced calipers (NAPA parts $76.99 x2) but mixed and matched filed and adjusted caliper brackets for best alignment. Issues again at 94K miles. Replaced calipers, rotors, pads, brake fluid (Autozone, NAPA, Advance mix of parts - $301 total).  truck totaled in accident at 102k miles but brakes were still working ok.

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: Family transportation

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i liked every thing, not really any dislikes truck drives grate solid after all these years ,built so i can work on it not vary many truck that could have lasted this long of the newer built ones, th... Read More

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1990 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Fun Little Truck. By Frederick

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1991 Dodge Dakota Reviews

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