2008 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2008 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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I own a dodge Dakota and yes stock it had some below par options but after a good amount of tweeting it has become one of the best trucks I have ever owned and let's not forget that the Dakota had all the right base line option. After all can you think of a truck that fits all your demands right from the factory I can't.the Dakota is easy to modify and there are a lot of aftermarket parts just waiting to make this truck all yours.

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2008 Dodge Dakota ST Extended Cab Review
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It's a good, reliable basic all around truck, just what I was looking for and the price was less than I expected!

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Really can't think of any. It has everything I need in a truck and then some.

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2008 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab. — 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 pretty rare in this model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Dodge Dakota Sport Extended Cab Review
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Plenty of power, practically new inside and out, extremely reliable.

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V8 gas mileage

magnavette
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Perfect Combination Of Sporty And Workhorse — 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 sounds great even with the stock mufflers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Dodge Dakota TRX Extended Cab 4WD Review
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Great truck custom made by MOPAR for power but geared for economy.

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Lower fuel economy for a DD

Tex75023
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I Pulled 10,000lbs Across The Continental Divide. 1600 Miles 2.5 Days!! — Great truck, the first truck I bought for myself back when I was a river guide. It starts first time every time, looks better dirty, great power, great seats, overall fun to drive and always ready to pick up something heavy and take it where it needs to go. I would drive it for life if it had back seats.

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

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2008 Dodge Dakota ST Crew Cab Review
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I've have 6 cylinder model.  It's very reliable and easy to service.  The paint has held up very well, and there is no indication of rust anywhere.  The cabin has the basic necessities, is comfortable, with well laid-out controls.  Gas mileage is impressive on the highway (21-22  mpg).  I've had the truck for almost six years and not one bit of trouble.  It seems to have been well built.

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Gas mileage in town is so-so (15-16 mpg), and it's a little down on power.  The 4-speed automatic transmission is reliable but clunky.  It's a tight fit for adults in the back seats.

kirnma
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Great Small To Medium Sized Truck — Although I had sworn never to own a Chrysler product I got a good deal on this truck in 2008 with only 4K miles on it. Since then I've put over 52K trouble-free miles on it and have no complaints whatsoever. It can hold five people, haul just about anything that will fit in the five foot bed, and is reasonably economical.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Dodge Dakota TRX Crew Cab 4WD Review
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Ride, Performance, Appearence, and its Fun!

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It didn't come with a bedliner.

Elkdog
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This Is A Good Truck And I Truly Am Enjoying The Heck Out Of It. — This truck has 302 horsepower and rides better than most cars I have owned! I have owned a 2006 Ford Ranger, 2004 Chevy Silverado, 1999 Ford F-150, 1996 Ford F-250, 1996 Dodge Dakota, and a 1992 Dodge Dakota. This truck is by FAR the best truck I have ever owned in my entire life (and I am 46!) It's fast, it rides great, it's getting 16 mpg in town and 20 mpg on the highway. I don't know what others are saying but test drive one and you won't be sorry.

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

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2008 Dodge Dakota SLT Crew Cab 4WD Review
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Good standard afordable truck

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Not too many advanced features

jimbow2008
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Good Solid Performer I Would Make The Purchase Again — It really has get up and go and the highway milage for a crew cab is outstanding I have gotten up to 22 mpg. Additionally, the truck has great ride much improved of previous years. It climmbs mountains with little trouble.

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

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looks great, alot of room. rugged

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had to take in six time in first yr

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08' Dakota — First brand new vehicle. got an auto so the wife can drive. other than needing to bring it in six times within first year its been a good truck. Wish I would of went with the 4x4. not bad off-roading

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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that truck feel without that truck gas milege

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could use a bit more power but not complaining

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Recommended — acceleration is good but the truck is heavy brakes are great and turns awesome. no repairs besides maitence. car is comfortable and sleak looking for a truck. gas isnt bad its about 40 to fill it and its a blast

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Dodge Dakota SLT Extended Cab Review
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everything

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Dodge Baby — Dodge truck is the best vehicule you can ride. best performance you need in a truck. is built solid and comfortable interior and exterior appearance is exquisit this truck a baby could drive it is so fun and the comfort WOW

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2010 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Good Truck For The Money By Saomiguelazores

Good midsize truck,spacious inside,decent looks,good powerful engine so far nothing went wrong yet,just change oil,gas and its ready to go. Cons seems very light on the back the tires slip when i star... 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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2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Work And Family Truck. By hombretto

I am overall satisfied with this truck. It was great for family outings as well for carrying and hauling materials to work. The sporty dodge look will catch the eye. Paint and shine is still strong. T... Read More

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

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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Midsize Truck Overall For The Price By Danielo00

One thing that I liked about this truck is that it looks great. Another thing that I like is that this midtruck feels like I was driving a much larger truck. The truck has a strong engine and is rel... Read More

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. Lo... 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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