2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

5 out of 5

Review of 2005 Dodge Dakota

Jun 29, 2010

2005 Dodge Dakota SLT4x4 Quad Cab 131.3 in. WB

Review of 2005 Dodge Dakota

Jan 30, 2010

2005 Dodge Dakota Laramie4x4 Quad Cab 131.3 in. WB

Have had 4 Chevy Pickups - never going back.....

Oct 17, 2007

Not that GM makes a bad P/U, just that the '05 Dakota suits my purposes so much better, there is no comparison. Loaded Dakota Laramie Crewcab - flat-out love the fulltime AWD (Durango drivetrain?) system and the U-Connect Handsfree Bluetooth Cellphone system. I'm a real estate agent and live on the phone, but at least I have both hands on the wheel and my eyes on the road. (use auto-answer and voice-actuation a LOT). Handles like a car, decent step-in height for little ol' lady clients, more back seat room than my '96 Silverado 3-door XCab. Sufficient power out of the 4.7 V8 to get up to freeway speed on the onramps, and really sounds SWEET @ 5K RPM with the Flowmaster singing! (highly recommended modification). The style reeks testosterone, especially with the gray metallic paint. 25 mpg freeway with the muffler, K&N, hard tonneau cover, & full-synthetic oil. Coulda bought a LOT less truck for just a LITTLE less money (Colorado, Canyon, or Ranger). I'll buy another one with the revamped 300+HP 4.7, if they get around to producing them - even if they DID ugly up the front end styling. Best truck I have ever had for the last 30 years - just the right size. Only complaint is the CHEAP seat covers - the Laramie "Leather Seating Surfaces" are vinyl everywhere except just the center inserts - a little truth in advertising is in order here. All in all, 9.9 on a 1-10 scale.

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