A mid-size truck built by Daimler Chrysler
from 1987 - today. One of the only mid-size trucks to come with an available V8 engine which made it popular with the truck enthusiast crowd when it came to racing or towing capability.
Unfortunately, like its other Chrysler brethren, suffered from transmission based problems in its earlier days but has become much better in the past 10 years. Regular cab models are no longer available due to the Chrysler's sales of regular cab model Dakota's slimmed heavily in the past few years.
The 2008 model Dakota comes with a redesigned 4.7 liter V8 pushing 302 horsepower and 329 lb/ft of torque, a substantial increase from its earlier gen 4.7 liter motor, which was rated at 230 hp and 295 lb/ft of torque.