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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Christofer writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB Review
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handleing capability

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stock lights

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Best Small Size Pickup — comfy,fuel efficent. has lots of power for a v8. like the driverside adjustable seat. freat stock stero. lots of room in the vehicle providing the size of it. carries big loads and holds back on crusie control and tow/haul switch very well. 4wheel drive works exceptionly good, and climes up steep hills very well in 2wheel drive. handles very nicely

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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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Glen writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB Review
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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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Devon writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Club Cab SB Review
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for fun

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to go off roading

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It An Okay Car But Rams Are Better — the handleing is okay but not the best. brakes are brand new on it. doesnt need repairs. nicce and quite vehicle. all interier is stock. exterier we have a cap, grill gaurd, tail light covers and side steps. manintance is done whenever it needs to be done.

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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sunnygas writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Club Cab 4WD SB Review
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5

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very fun to drive

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my wife scratched up the side a little hauling stuff.

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Excellent Little Chick Magnet — 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 do. Ha

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

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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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Wayne writes:
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB Review
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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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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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1987 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Love This Truck By mnbrat

I have owned my dakota for 4 years now and i am in love with it. I had bought it off a family member who had had it since it was new. This thing has never left me stranded and because it is a carburat... Read More

Probably The Best Small Truck Of Its Era By CharlieM92

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1988 Dodge Dakota Reviews

1988 Dakota, My Best Purchase By Stephane

i have this truck since 1988, i have to change the pick-up coil every 90000km the engine is original, never been overhaul, the 5 speeds transmission was change at 160000km, the differential was change... Read More

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Performance of the truck is overall good it could use restoring and i plan on doing that when i get the money for it, Appearance of the truck is sortof bad the interior needs work, and the exterior ne... Read More

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1989 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Grate Little Truck By Charles

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

A Mediokre At Best Little Truck By Coronajeep

With enough blankets in the bed of the truck, you could actually lay down and sleep if you needed to, and it never did leave me stranded anywhere, but almost several times. horrible mileage & runningn... Read More

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1990 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Money Pit By Bob

fast in a line, high build quality, great acceleration, not so great deceleration (always fun to see if it stops in time), looks dusty, costs too much to use, loud and lumpy cam, not much interior a... Read More

Above Avg By Elvis

It's not extended cab but it has the extra [8 ft] long bed Previous owner most have hauled wood or something because of the location of the dents.I can't complain it get me from point A to B. mpg is g... Read More

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1991 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Best Truck In The World By Colton

It is the perfect truck dont want another one for a long time. It handles good and it breaks good. It will get up and go if you want it to. I have had alot of fun and good memories in this truck. Read More

Lots Of Power In A Lil Truck By David

I picked this truck up for $600. im a scrapper and this truck can handle alot of weight for a lil truck. its got the v8 in it so it has plenty of power when u hit that throttle. unfortunatly its sitti... Read More

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