2008 Dodge Dakota Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Dakota
Dodge Dakota Lamar, the perfect blend.
We love our truck for our current situation of renovating. It is a mid size truck so we are able haul whatever we might personally need in regards to complete our home improvements however not to large. Many friends, family, associates or neighbors all who know us well enough don't often come to us in immediate need of assistance in hauling items for them. Some of these trucks now a days are almost too much. Where appearance and keeping up with "the jones'" is a job within itself. Trucks were built to utilize maximum horsepower with limited rpg to aid in the "work" environment. I firmly believe that there is such a thing as excessive over compensation. This vehicle is just right, perfect where it counts. Even while smaller framed it can do most all big or giant trucks can do, just not in the grand scale. While still being strong enough to haul a small camper, or trailer, and all areas for any tailgating prior to games we go and see. It also blends well in traffic with its smaller framed build, either in city or on highway. The biggest downside to this particular vehicle, is perhaps its fuel efficiency. It really only sustains roughly 15-17 mpg in town, and about 20 mpg on highway. Its tank could be slightly larger also to help offset our constant fuel purchases in a given week. We also live in a seasonal climate with harsh winter, and its 4x4 over and under gear prove most beneficial on the days when you need to get out of the house. Its reliable.
My dependable Dakota, I love it!!
Roomy for a midsize truck, gets over 20 mpg, adequate power, 4 door, nice uncluttered interior and dashboard. Minimum repairs in first 100, 000 miles (power steering pump, differential gasket) very dependable and economical vehicle. I would recommend to anyone seeking a used truck. I expect to get 200, 000 miles from this Dakota.
Easy drive Easy to get around in.
The only problems I have had is putting a new battery in and having the oil changed. It rides real nice and easy to get around. Vary reliable. I have never had any major problems. I like the electric seat on the drivers side and being able to adjust the mirrors from inside. Would like to get a little better gas mileage.
It seats six in the cab which is quite impressive especially for a truck.
This truck is very reliable it has very low miles and so far has had no problems. Occasionally it shifts a little hard when going up hill, but other than that the vehicle is flawless. The cosmetics are also in good condition. The vehicle does not chip easily maintains its shine as long as you occasionally wash it.
Four wheel drive and lots of cab space.
Truck used to move wood. Hay and farm materials. 4 wheel drive makes it easy to go into the fields to feed cattle. Very good in snow and rough terrain. Eight cylinder motor provides the power and torch to go through muddy fields, extra cab space helps to have all the extras needed when working.
Well built truck with plenty of power.
I own two Dodge Dakota's both 4x4 have not had any problems with either one. I have 152000 on an 2008. And the 2004 Dodge Dakota has 57000 miles on it no problems. I would and have recommended this truck to all that have inquired.
The one most important thing about my Dodge Dakota is it's arm extremely nice truck for the price and if you like trucks like I do than you'll love this truck.
I love my Dodge Dakota because I've always loved trucks. It's a nice, roomy truck and it gets me from point A to B. My favorite is the fact it's a truck, I feel they are more useful than other vehicles.
Dodge makes great vehicles.
I got my Dakota brand new in 2008 and it has been the best vehicle ever. I have never had any major mechanical problems with it and it is got almost 225, 000 miles! All around it is a great truck.
The heated seats are the best part of my vehicle
I love my car, it has heated seats, good gas mileage. very comfortable, and a nice vehicle. I would say that this is one of the best cars that I have ever had!
The safety features that comes standard with the truck
This is my third Dakota in a row. Love this brand of trucks. My son totaled my second truck and the only injury was a broken nose. The safety features worked.