Say goodbye to the original midsize pickup truck. The Dodge (Ram) Dakota has been put out to pasture as production ended at Chrysler's Warren, MI, truck plant.
When it was first introduced in 1987, the Dodge Dakota was one of the first to offer a little extra size in the small truck market. Unfortunately, in the past two decades the rest of the pickup world has managed to catch up. Even the poster child for small trucks, the Toyota Tacoma, has a version available that is larger than the 2011 Dakota.