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Pros: aggresive appearence
Cons: gas milageexcellant comfort of a vehicle with the power of a truck. I have owned ford and chevy. Dodge is the most comfortable and sharpest looking inside and out.
Excellent tow vehicle
Pros: Towing power & engine brake
Cons: Emission equipment that causes poor MPGSolid well built truck, Good power, Good brakes, Good towing power . Poor solo milage due to emission equipment. Overall a good truck as long as you work it. It is not a good grocery getter.
Cons: position of thge cup holders and the left side visablilityI have had a Dakota since 1998 and have had real good luck with them.I have had very little warranty work done on them. But my 2007 truck there is something I don't like about this one. For a V6 the gas mileage sucks.There is plunty of torque with it.I have added an air sensor to it that has inproved the gas mileage to 18 mpg around town. I don't like the cup holders under the heater controls.
Ram 1500 Quad Cab Hemi
Pros: Interior Room and Design
Cons: Gas MileageI bought this trick with the SLT and tow package. Simply put this truck has been fantastic. Of course you have to be willing to stomach the gas mileage, but other than that the Ram 1500 is a great choice. After 7 years of on the road driving and light towing, there have been no major mechanical problems. A few items have needed attention here and there like a door lock and automatic window switch, but other than that the RAM 1500 has been great. Oh and it is a mean looking truck!
Cons: Brake SystemDecent appearance, comfortible,runs good but the brake system sucks in this truck.
Dodge Ext Cab
Pros: 20 mpg gas mileage
Cons: Truck ride vs autoGood solid well built no problems owned since new. Trading for a car instead of needing a truck
Pros: engine Brake
Advice: Shop around look for best $$ Automatic works great with the 6.7Smooth Drive, Tranny shifts very smooth, Engine Brake is great!, Great Cummins power, stock tires are mediocre at best in snow and ice. lots of room in the cab!!, ordered with leather and sunroof A++,