2006 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2006 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 17 2006 Dodge Dakota reviews.

Hayley writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB Review
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5

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Everything

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Nothing

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Love My Truck! — I absolutely love my '06 Dakota. It has been very reliable (knock on wood)...and very fun. I've only owned it for about a year. I replaced the stock air filter with a K&N cold air intake. I also had the stock exhaust replaced with Flowmaster Delta 40 dual exhaust. The only complaint that I have is that I have an exhaust leak coming from the exhaust manifold. One of the bolts sheered off in the manifold, so its no longer a simple fix. Besides that, I have no complaints.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Buddy writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB Review
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Looks and 4.7L

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Not as comfortable

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06' Dodge Dakota Slt 4wd Quad Cab — Not as comfortable as the earlier generation but the motor is about the same and the suspension is easier to work with then the previous. I also wish it sounded a little deeper like the 04 we have but I guess I'll have to get a magna flow.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Glen writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB Review
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4

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comfortable on long trips

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Poor gas milage, loud road noise

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'good Truck — great pulling a 16' bass boat. Lots of room. Back doors open a full 90 deg. handles well on logging roads in 4 wheel drive. Back seat has lots of room. especially with the bottoms are folded up. can put lots of fishing and camping gear in t

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Wayne writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB Review
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4

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Nice size for taking the kids to gymnastics and having to navigate the parking lots, but still enough truck to get the job done.  Decent torque with the V8.  Dodge always has a great sounding V8!!

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Fuel economy is the same as a full size with the 4.7L V8, and the ride is a little "floaty" when you hit a couple of humps in the road.

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The Perfect Size Truck For What I Need. — I bought the truck to go to and from work, out to the job site and carry upto 4 adults. It is a nice driving truck that has comfortable seats, and is decently equipped. I didn't buy it expecting Corvette performance, I bought it for taking the family camping and for doing yard work. I also needed to have a reliable vehicle that didn't break the bank. I am quite satisfied with the overall performance and driving experience of the truck. Would I like more power....silly question, but do I need it? No.

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Megan writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB Review
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Love love love the look and style of this truck

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I hate that the one problem a Dodge will present is transmission issues.

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Nice Truck Wish It Didn't Have The Transmission Problems — 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 through gullywashers and lots and lots of puddles.

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

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Justin writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB Review
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4

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fast

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not comfy like a chevy

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Sporty — its aight. i like it for short range trips and trailering, but not for long trips. back seat aint roomy, did some work to it, its fun to drive, good pickup, cant fit a quad in the bed, but its aight

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota ST 2dr Club Cab SB Review
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Everything, Alot Power, Great Interior, Love The Truck!

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Hard to find parts for this truck, but other than that, None So Far...

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My Dodge Truck — --2006 Dodge Dakota Club Cab ST-- Performance - It runs great, but needs better low-end power and torque. When punched, it flys like a bat out of hell! Quality - Great, bought it used, so it had some things needing repaired! costly things to be specific! all fixed now! Appearance - Awsome, couldnt have asked for a more beautiful Truck! Love the styling of the truck. Many plans already thought of for this truck, just waiting on the funds to be there!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB Review
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tows well and 4x4 works great!

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gas! sit to low

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Great Size Close To A Full Size — i have the TRX4 Off Road it as came in handy for ruff roads the gas mpg sucks. i have the V8 4.7 h.o great power for all needs. its the only midsize truck on the market with a V8!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeanie writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB Review
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Power, room, reliability

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it sucks... gas

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Dodge Dakota — reliable, durable, comfortable, and lots of power. Have done nothing to it but put tires on it. Goes through anything. Wouldn't trade it for anything, but a dodge ram.... fun to drive. this is my third one, I guess you could say I like the truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kory writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Club Cab 4WD SB Review
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Nice V8 engine

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bad build quality

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My Last Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Vehicle — This tuck can get the job done. But when It comes to build quality it sucks! loose plastic parts cheap plastic feel all around the truck. But It Is fun to drive! The cost of ownership is higher then what It should be. But due to the bad build quality the cost of ownership is higher.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Good Truck For The Money By Saomiguelazores

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2008 Dodge Dakota Reviews

2008 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab. By Richard

I like the truck because it serves the purpose I bought it for, and still has some nice amenities. The only thing I would have enjoyed more about it was a 5 speed manual transmission, but they are pre... Read More

Perfect Combination Of Sporty And Workhorse By magnavette

A great color combination with the red body, black rims, and tinted windows. The lockable hard bed cover is perfect for keeping things dry and secure while camping, boating, or moving. The engine soun... Read More

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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

Best Truck Ever! By eells

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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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Truck- Ram Tough By mgrahamf8964

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 fo... Read More

Power To Spare-magnum V-8 By horseygal

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 Ameri... 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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