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Ok for a small truck. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 05/08/2012. Trim: 2011 Ram Dakota ST Ext. Cab 4X2, Owned 1 year.
Cons: Low power V6. Paint quality.
Overall review: Overall OK for a small truck. Paint quality is poor and chips easily.
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Nice Truck by An MSN Autos Consumer on 05/24/2012. Trim: 2011 Ram Dakota Bighorn/Lonestar Ext. Cab 4X2, Owned 2 years.
Cons: Could use more HP for V6 model, but still not bad.
Overall review: Nice Truck
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Good value, nice size, dependable by Miss Annie on 05/11/2013. Trim: 2011 Ram Dakota Bighorn/Lonestar Crew Cab 4X4, Owned 1 year.
Pros: rides well for long highway trips, 4/door cab good space for "stuff" and large dog, sits up high enough for good sight lines, large enough for basic needs without being too big for old lady like me to handle and maneuvers well. Was very unhappy to learn they stopped making the middle size Dakota model, glad we managed to find one.
Cons: wish it had larger side mirrors for easier to back up, bucket seats a bit skimpy for big guys with broad shoulders size 52 jacket, hard to see over nose of the hood to judge where is front edge of bumper in a tight spot. Terrible gas mileage around town, does OK with highway. 4WD is good but could sit up a bit higher for better clearance in deep snow
Overall review: Good truck, good value, good choice for us 2 old retired people, glad we got it. my Father had a trucking company many years and he always had Dodge trucks for cargo vans, pickups and box trucks, found them to be dependable, sturdy and long lifespans. Prior one lasted us 17+ years. My former employer had a fleet of small vans and trucks, fleet manager said the Dodge outlasted all the other brands at least 3 to 1.
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Dakota by Parker from Tustin,CA on 02/09/2013. Trim: 2011 Ram Dakota Bighorn/Lonestar Crew Cab 4X2, Owned 2 years.
Pros: power from the 4.7L and the 5 speed auto, overall looks and style.
Cons: City mpg, comfort of the seats. Rattle in the dash that the dealer can not locate.
Overall review: This is an excellant small truck. The 4.7L gets good mpg on the hiway if you use speed control.
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DODGE RAM/DAKOTA, A GREAT TRUCK NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION by Buckybeagle on 10/23/2012. Trim: 2011 Ram Dakota ST Ext. Cab 4X2, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I enjoy this truck. It feels good on the road and has plenty of power, yet gets twenty miles per gallon. The seats are basic cloth, firm but very comfortable, especially on long trips. It is nice to drive almost four hundred miles between gas stations. On the highway acceleration is good. It cruises well and feels roomy, with plenty of storage room. Suicide rear doors are convenient for loading groceries and stuff. There is plenty of room in the truck bed for hauling drywall and plywood. It is a great homeowner vehicle.
Overall review: As vehicles go, this truck is probably my favorite. It has good exceleration but nothing spectacular. The gas mileage is good and it feels comfortable around town or on the highway. Wind does not seem to affect it greatly. It is great for commuting or use as a workhorse. I recomend the V8 for carrying weight, otherwise, the V6 is great for normal driving and capable of good gas mileage, with normal driving.
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