Buffalo, NY Dodge Dakota Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.9
Style
4.1
Comfort
3.9
Fuel Economy
2.7
Reliability
3.8
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1999 Dodge Dakota - Great Starter Truck

AG
Avon, New York
Overall
3.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
3.0
The 1999 Dodge Dakota that I own is a great truck for being my first truck. Its size is great. The bed of the truck can hold everything that I have needed it to. My children can ride pretty comfortably in the back seat. The front of the truck is spacious enough that I am comfortable sitting in it without feeling as though I cannot move. I stand at 5'11 inches, so this is a huge plus! The engine itself is great. It runs really well. The only downfalls to the truck are the usual things that can go wrong with this make, and some parts are very hard to find. The basic repairs that have been needed are things like muffler repair and caliper repair. The only major issue that has been found was the heating element in the truck went out and had to be bypassed. Other than those small issues the... (more)
Story
My best memory so far with this truck, is the entire learning experience I am having with it. I am learning to do all my own maintenance on it, and I love it. I love learning all the ins and outs of this truck.
Pros
My favorite things about the vehicle are the engine, because it is a magnum, and the size. It is just the right size for what I need it for. Not too big and not too small. Easy to keep clean on the inside. And the monitor for the gas, and temperature outside is a huge plus.
Cons
The most negative thing that I have come across with this truck is that it is very hard to find certain parts for, and when you do find those small parts, they are outrageously priced!

2003 Dodge Dakota - Great midsize truck for midsize truck duties.

Chad
Northville, New York
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
2.0
Reliability
4.0
The 4.7 liter V8, 5-speed manual, 4 wheel drive and 9.25" rear end gives this truck a full-size powertrain in a midsize package. The low-end torque from the V8 engine is phenomenal and sounds great to boot. The shift on the fly, two-speed transfer case is great for driving in winter, and low range allows for easy boat ramp operation if so inclined. The sport model is rather basic, with crank windows, rather uncomfortable seats, a cassette deck (no CD player), and not much room in the rear for passengers let along much cargo. It does have air conditioning though, which is a plus. MPG is below average for this class of vehicle, returning 13 in the city and 19 on the highway. I've been averaging 16 with mostly highway driving. Overall, this is a great pickup truck, and if you can find one... (more)
Story
Towing a boat to the lake. It's a 9 mile-commute, but it is on rural, windy mountain roads. The V8 engine and manual trans makes this task as fun as possible.
Pros
Powerful V8 engine, decent five-speed manual transmission, shift on the fly transfer case, low range, 6.5-foot bed in extended cab models.
Cons
Uncomfortable seating with no lumbar support, manual transmission limits towing capacity, rear end does not have limited slip or a locking feature, fuel economy is below average for a midsize truck.

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2006 Dodge Stratus - Vision Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Rochester

Robert
Brighton, New York
Overall
5.0
Facility
4.0
Process
5.0
Quality
5.0
Service
5.0
The location was very nice warm and a pleasure to browse around. The people were very helpful, yet not too pushy. I was not rushed to buy, I was able to browse at my own speed and get comfortable with my decision. I did not have very good credit, but they worked very hard to find a deal that would work for me. I winded up getting the car I wanted for a pretty great deal and was and still very happy with this car to this day!

2015 Dodge Durango - Youngs Motors Milton

RH
Milton, New York
Overall
5.0
Facility
5.0
Process
5.0
Quality
5.0
Service
5.0
I have dealt with a few other local dealers and it was always a nightmare and seemed like I was fighting a battle to get a fair and honest deal on a car. Youngs was nothing like that. Everyone in the dealership from the techs to the owners make you feel like you are at home. They were very honest with us about the price of the car did everything they could to help us get the best price we could even when our credit wasn't the greatest they really went the extra mile to help us.