Thoughts on 2008 Dakota CC 4wd?

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  1. popsnbeer

    popsnbeer New Member

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    I am thinking about trading my truck ('06 Dakota ext. cab V6 2wd) for a new dakota. I think the new front end is much better and I want space for more people. I figure if I am going to pay for a new truck I might as well get a V8 and 4wd too (the mpg difference is minimal).

    What are OT's thoughts on this new truck. I guess the new one has 302hp with the 4.7 V8. It's not as big as some of the "midsize trucks" now and has more power. I also don't want a fullsize.

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    very "meh"

    Nissan Frontier > Toyota Tacoma > that.
     
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    ive had 3 dakotas, totally happy with them (i just changed my mind on having a 4x4) but i dont like the '05+ at all. the new facelift is an improvement but not enough.

    i drove one and it just doesnt seem like dodge is taking them as serious as they did with the '97-04. the 97-04 sold so well and has such a good rep i dont know why dodge went and fixed something that wasnt broken..

    so from someone who owns Dakota if your looking for a "new" truck id look at the japs or if they ever put a V8 in the colorado like they said, that would be pretty cool.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I like the Dakotas because they are smaller trucks with a bigger engine, with the V8. I'd only want a single cab, maybe extended cab, because i want the best power-weight ratio.
    With the 4-door dakota, you might as well go with a more reliable Nissan or Toyota, which both get very good mpg's
     
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    the whole purpose is to be able to fit more than two people in the vehicle comfortably though. I agree with being able to keep the truck small, but that's not the reason I am looking to buy.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Oh no, i know that. Im just saying why I like the Dakotas.
    Personally, I like the new ones too.
     
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    i guess I should ask how the dependency on the 4.7 engine and tranny are. They have been using this powertrain since the older generation trucks right?
    I know that there are some new things on it, but it's pretty similar right.

    So let's rephrase the question, what are the thoughts on the longevity of the engine and tranny? I guess they do have the lifetime warranty though, and I'd be looking to keep this truck for ~ 10 years.
     
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    dependency? You mean dependability?


    The 4.7L is okay. The jeep owners hate it and will tell you to get the 4.0L jeep over the 4.7L jeep.
     
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    lol, oops. I'm surprised you didn't jump on me for that error harder than you did.

    Any common problems with the 4.7 I should be aware of (mostly ones that will not be covered under warranty)
     
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    I have no experience with the dodge lifetime powertrain warranty. My understanding is they're trying to keep it "legit" so as long as you do your oil changes and do the required visits to a dodge-dealership for inspections you'll be okay. But not owning a dodge vehicle, I couldn't tell you what it's like in practice.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Sweet. I'll use it to beat your fucking ass, so we don't have to read your whiny-ass posts.
     

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