I used it once to bring plants, stone and small trees to my house. It comes with a choice of six-speed manual or five-speed automatic, though the Laramie is available only with the automatic. With little compromise in interior room or workhorse ability, the Dakota delivers a trimmer package that makes it easier to negotiate congested city traffic and crowded parking lots. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death. Vehicle Details No longer will the observant confuse a Dakota with a Ram.
Cargo box top protection is also newly available. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-7700. This means that when you turn the wheel, things happen at the asphalt, but the suspension floats a lot, so you'll never mistake this for a Miata or a Corvette. New Look Although most exterior pieces on the Dakota are new, the front end is where the dramatic transformation has taken place. Two-wheel-drive manual models get 16 mpg City and 22 Highway. It's the biggest pickup in the midsize class. Four-wheel anti-lock control is optional.
The 08 is a Laramie with every toy dodge makes for those. Opt Opt Engine: V6, 3. The steering is light for easy maneuverability in crowded parking lots and the Dakota responds quickly on mountain roads and tracks nice and straight on the highway. And true to form, thrust is produced quickly and calmly. Nevertheless, low-grade cabin materials and poor interior comfort detract from its overall appeal.
I do hope that upper management pays heed to this. The available cargo box rail with movable tie-down cleats will come in handy when friends need help moving. The V6 feels a bit light on power for this big, heavy pickup. Crew Cabs feature four regular doors; the rear doors open out to nearly 90 degrees, so ingress and egress is quite easy. This truck has 210 horsepower as well as the ability to tow up to 7,000 pounds. The Dodge Dakota was the first smaller pickup to have the option of using a V8 engine.
The steering has become almost dangerously spongy, and the brakes are nearly as imprecise. Chrysler and Dodge owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. This generation also introduced the Dodge Dakota convertible. And though its refined suspension and large towing capacity are impressive, the Dakota's restrictive bed size and very basic braking system leave much to be desired. It burbles subtly in the background when cruising, but really scoots when the throttle is mashed. The rack-and-pinion steering is a quick-ratio, and needs only 3.
It seems to have been well built. The first thing you'll notice is the more angular Nitro-ish exterior that features better fit and gap management. Black-on-white gauges are outlined with bright rings, and the central speedometer is about twice as large as the other two gauges. Crew Cabs have split-folding rear seats. As well as the cars my father buys there. The more effective differences are minute, with revised cup holders, an additional open storage bin above the glove box, and clever storage bins under the back seats of crew-cab models. The design of this truck has allowed it to be used for everything from a personal work truck to an off-road vehicle.
There's no economy gain for staying with the V-6. These Dakotas were redesigned and looked similar to the larger Dodge Ram, since this was seen as a more modern look. Never had any major problems, just normal wear and tear. Despite its larger size, the Dakota compares very favorably to similarly-equipped versions of the Toyota Tacoma, its nearest competitor. It's very reliable and easy to service. Styling The Dakota's overall shape is largely the same as it was before, but the front is more streamlined thanks to a new hood, headlights. With a wheelbase of 131.
This generation of Dakotas is somewhat larger than previous generations and is only available in club and quad cab configurations. And, with a few hundred pounds loaded in the cargo box, there will be little difference between a current sedan and the Dakota. In 1997, the second generation Dakota began distribution. In 1997, the second generation Dakota began distribution. But most will be more than satisfied with the standard and more practical 210-horsepower V6. For what it's worth, the instrument panel, the center console, and the accent finishes are new, but the cheap, hard plastics the box-in-box-in-box design, and the dreary gray atmosphere echo so many other of Chrysler's recent interior atrocities, making it truly hard to tell the difference between old and new unless the vehicles are sitting side by side with the doors open.
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. Ford Ranger is a good truck but it bounced the fillings out of my teeth. Visual changes for 2008 include a grille that is more integrated into the hood, which also has new character lines. I bought this truck about a month ago with 4 kilometers on it, it now has 875 kilometers on it now. With aggressive new styling, the mid-size 2008 Dodge Dakota can no longer be mistaken for just a small Ram. It can hold five people, haul just about anything that will fit in the five foot bed, and is reasonably economical. Body roll is notable, as are acceleration squat and brake dive.
Built-in cargo box utility rails make managing cargo or installing box options easier. The lockable hard bed cover is perfect for keeping things dry and secure while camping, boating, or moving. The Dakota is assembled in Warren, Michigan. . You will not regret it. 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.