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2008 Dodge Dakota SXT Crew CabReview
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A Good Daily Driver For Light Jobs — This is a great truck for light jobs such as moving appliances. It handles great for a truck and it is fun to drive. It is a bit under powered at 210 bhp and with a 4-speed automatic its not getting much help. This truck does cruise very comfortably on long trips and for a truck it has some comfy suspension. The engine in it will just keep going as long as you treat it right with oil and transmission fluid changes. It gets about 18 mpg average which is not great but its not horrible either. I personally put about 23,000 miles on this truck a year.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handles very well for a truck, cab is roomy up front for the size truck it is, back up lights are very bright, heated seats, very good A/C, tows my 17 ft. bass tracker with no problems

Cons: Wind noise, drum brakes on the back tires, its a little under powered, back seats do not have much leg room or comfort

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2008 Dodge Dakota TRX Crew Cab 4WDReview
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Avoid These Trucks! — This is my fifth Dakota since 1995 and my last. This one is junk compared to the others. There is nothing I like about this one. I never should have bought it. The body is ill fitting, the paint is peeling, the interior is really cheap. It is a gas hog compared to my previous ones and my 2003 had better performance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I am still driving the 2008 because I just don't want a full size truck and this is the only one with the towing capacity I need.  I guess I will drive it two more years until I retire and just complain about it.

Cons: It is junk

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2008 Dodge Dakota SLT Extended Cab 4WD Review
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Handling Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Colorado LS Ext. Cab worse.
"Way stronger suspension "
Would Buy Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Colorado LS Ext. Cab worse.
"More for the money"

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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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