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#15 of 142 From www.allpar.com website
Dec 18, 2003 (12:15 pm)
16/12/2003 - DCX announced that both Dodge and Mitsubishi will sell versions of the Dodge Dakota, both to be made at Chrysler's Warren, Michigan assembly plant. They will be similar in engineering but have different sheet metal and looks. It is hard to say how much input each of the companies has had, though Dodge appears to be largely responsible for the Dakota's engineering. Styling for each model was done by the respective company, independently, though bound by engineering constraints.
#16 of 142 Interesting, but too little info to matter
Dec 21, 2003 (9:37 am)
I'd be very comfortable with a Dakota using the current 4.7, so Hemi news doesn't get me too excited.
Show me the interior design, tell me about the suspension - I am wary of control arms on wheels in independent suspensions, they look like a failure waiting to happen the first time you test a rock while off road - and tell me that the cabin is updated. Ram styling leaves me worse then cold, but if the mechanicals are good, I'll put up with bloated styling.
#17 of 142 Mitsubishi, eh?
Dec 21, 2003 (9:40 am)
If the mechanicals prove good, maybe Mitsubishi's version will offer a more appealing choice of sheet metal. The Ram looks to me like someone stuck a hose up the truck's arse and inflated it. The new F-150 looks a lot nicer, but it's half again the truck I need, and gas consumption - uuuuuughhhh.
#18 of 142 Pictures of 2005 Dakota
Jan 31, 2004 (5:55 pm)
There are some pictures of the 2005 Dakota at www.carspyshots.tk. Got to New Cars 2004/2005 then to 2005 Dodge Dakota.
#19 of 142 2005 Dakota
Feb 01, 2004 (2:12 pm)
I saw some pre-release stuff a few weeks ago about design changes and specs. I must say that I think the Dakota may be better appealing to my eye than the Durango. I'll have to wait until I see it in the flesh. I thought the Titan would be a lot better looking than it is in person, but when I first saw a real example I was really disappointed.
Thanks for the heads-up, Sunburn.
#20 of 142 2005 Dodge Dakota
Feb 04, 2004 (4:28 pm)
Dodge has just posted exterior & interior pictures of the new dakota. They are located under
dodge life >events > auto shows >2005 Dakota. jimq
#22 of 142 future Dakota model
Feb 12, 2004 (9:02 am)
The new sheet metal design looks great. Flared fenders to fit larger tire/wheel package without
those outdated add-on fender flares!
I hope the seats have been redesigned! Only real
grip about my Quad are the front seats. They are
OK but could be much improved! I'll be looking at the
year 2006 as a replacement? Maybe? I think Toyota,Nissan and even Honda will be on my truck list.
#23 of 142 future Dakota model
Feb 13, 2004 (5:39 am)
Yeah, I like it too. Only bad thing is it makes my 01 QC look old. I wonder what the prices will start at ? At the Dodge site I built my 01 over again at the 04 prices and it come to just under 31K. Scares me to think of the 05 prices.
#24 of 142 The only thing I don't like................
Feb 14, 2004 (8:35 am)
...is the front end. It just doesn't adjust to my eyes, or vice-versa.
I still like the looks of my '03 and I've had a number of comments that others like it too. In fact, the current generation scupture looks the best on the Durango, in my opinion.