2008 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

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    2008 Dodge Dakota ST Extended Cab Review
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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

    Pros: It's a good, reliable basic all around truck, just what I was looking for and the price was less than I expected!

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

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    2008 Dodge Dakota Sport Extended Cab Review
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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

    Pros: Plenty of power, practically new inside and out, extremely reliable.

    Cons: V8 gas mileage

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    2008 Dodge Dakota TRX Extended Cab 4WD Review
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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.)

    Pros: Great truck custom made by MOPAR for power but geared for economy.

    Cons: Lower fuel economy for a DD

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    2008 Dodge Dakota ST Crew Cab Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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.

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    2008 Dodge Dakota TRX Crew Cab 4WD Review
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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.)

    Pros: Ride, Performance, Appearence, and its Fun!

    Cons: It didn't come with a bedliner.

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    2008 Dodge Dakota SLT Crew Cab 4WD Review
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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.)

    Pros: Good standard afordable truck

    Cons: Not too many advanced features

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    2008 Dodge Dakota SXT Crew Cab 4WD Review
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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

    Pros: looks great, alot of room. rugged

    Cons: had to take in six time in first yr

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    2008 Dodge Dakota SLT Crew Cab 4WD Review
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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

    Pros: that truck feel without that truck gas milege

    Cons: could use a bit more power but not complaining

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    2008 Dodge Dakota SLT Extended Cab Review
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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

    Pros: everything

    Cons: absolutely nothing

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    2008 Dodge Dakota SXT Crew Cab 4WD Review
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    I Love This Truck — My truck has a 3.7 litre V6 with a 6 speed manual transmission. I bought this truck about a month ago with 4 kilometers on it, it now has 875 kilometers on it now. I have taken Lucas up Vedder Mt. 4x4ing and it handled the rocks and bumps with no problems. The sound system sounds really good, it came with 1 year of Sirius sat radio. I really like the looks of the 2008 Dakota, compared to the 2007 model. It looks more refined, less "bulbus" in the front.

    Pros: Good looking truck, power is pretty good, good sound system.

    Cons: Gas mileage is a bit concerning, the engine hasn't broken in fully, so hopefully I'll get better mileage.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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