The top option on the 2008 Dodge Dakota is the V8 engine. The Quad Cab is handy for hauling friends and family but even the Regular Cab is roomy. . This is great for launching with heavy loads and for off-road creeping, but on-road, if you start in first gear, you'll need to shift to second almost immediately and to third before reaching 20 miles per hour. Standard is a capable 210-horsepower V6, while an impressive 302-horsepower V8 is available. All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Love driving it and turning over the tires every now and then.
Interested parties should confirm all data before relying on it to make a purchase decision. As if the Ram Quad Cab isn't more truck than most folks need, the Mega Cab stretches its interior by replacing the standard eight-foot box with a six-foot bed and filling the remaining gap with an additional 20 inches of cab. Whether the '08 Ram is merely as good as the trucks listed above, or somewhat better, is more a matter of personal preference than anything else. Available V8 Engine We really like the Dakota's 302-horsepower V8. The V8 comes fitted only with a five-speed automatic.
The Sport version boasts 18-inch wheels and special interior trim, and the luxury Laramie has a chromed grille and rear bumper. That same year, Ram was modestly restyled inside and out. Yet the Dakota remains roomier and more potent than its smaller-than-full-size competitors. Never before have trucks been more capable for hauling and towing nor more competent at coddling passengers. Two versions of four-wheel-drive are available: The first is a more-traditional system with high- and low-range gear ratios. While it's easy to become infatuated with the Dakota's optional V8, the standard 3. When we arrived the owner was in the office with another couple, but said he'd be right with me shortly.
Moreover, today's trucks make bold styling statements. I would for sure comeback in the future to buy another vehicle from them. Arguably, the Ram is the best-looking truck on the market. The front-hinged rear doors swing out nearly perpendicular 85 degrees to the body, opening a cavernous 34. On top of that, the new V8 gets better fuel mileage and will operate on E85 ethanol-based fuel. Mega Cab is built on the Heavy Duty chassis and comes fitted with the Hemi engine.
However, they do benefit from some recent freshening such as the diesel and six-speed automatic that were added last year. Another person handed me the keys and allowed me to go out and look at the vehicle on my own. Steering and braking are predictable in response and feel, and the Dakota owner will likely have no complaints about how it rides smoothly down the road and handles responsively around corners. For full-size pickup buyers, these are the good old days. While maintaining the aggressive styling that has become a Dodge trademark, the 2008 Dakota is angular where its previous generation was rounded. That truck transformed Ram from a bit player with staid styling to a big-stage event. The exhaust brake provides engine braking down long highway grades, thereby leaving the brakes cool, fade-free, and ready for stopping.
Ram was extensively re-engineered for 2006, with a new hydroformed frame that's boxed its full length; plus new suspension and body mounts that improved ride, handling, and quietness. If you'd like people to think you are driving a Ram, the 2008 Dodge Dakota is not for you. The Dodge Ram 1500 light-duty pickups are smooth and refined. How else can one explain the massive 2008 Dodge Ram Mega Cab pickup? The Dodge Ram Mega Cab was launched as a 2006 model. The rear doors open big and wide, making it easy to load stuff inside.
Despite a reputation for being the most truck-like, the heavy-duty Rams are civilized and make trucking enjoyable. We found the Dodge Ram Cummins turbo diesel quiet, powerful and responsive. Because of their specialty nature we expect that the resale values of the Mega Cab models will be strong compared to other domestic pickups. Prices may not include additional fees such as government fees and taxes, title and registration fees, finance charges, dealer document preparation fees, processing fees, and emission testing and compliance charges. This acknowledgement constitutes my written consent to receive such communications. The extra-large Mega cab was created by re-proportioning the relationship between cab and bed on a long wheelbase truck, adding 20 inches to the cab and shortening the bed to 6 feet, three inches.
When I came they showed me the vehicle and negotiate with me to get me the price I could afford. The Dodge Ram has run with the big boys ever since, sometimes leading, sometimes trailing, but always solidly on the bill. Step on the gas, however, and the cylinders reawaken, ready to deliver the 345 peak ponies that make the Hemi-powered Ram one of the most exciting light-duty pickups on the market. The switchover is seamless, and fuel economy is improved by as much as 20 percent, says Dodge. This truck's aptly-named Mega Cab goes a long way toward eliminating that disadvantage, yet retains a substantial conventional bed out back for your dirty, heavy stuff. Folding down the back seats reveals a huge cargo area more than 70 cubic feet with a flat load floor.
I wouldn't hesitate to do business with him again in the future. In comparing the 2008 Dodge Dakota to a typical sedan, a sophisticated driver may notice a small amount of rear-axle ride harshness over uneven pavement. Each is available with either aft-hinged rear doors - called Extended Cab - or the four conventional doors of the Crew Cab. How big is too big? The Ram Mega Cab rides and drives like a heavy duty pickup, regardless of the 1500, 2500, or 3500 rating, and it doesn't make sense unless you're towing heavy loads or have a big work crew. The Hemi features Chrysler's Multi-Displacement System, which shuts down four of the eight cylinders when they are not needed. With 210 horsepower and 235 lb.
And, with a few hundred pounds loaded in the cargo box, there will be little difference between a current sedan and the Dakota. The other offers full-time four-wheel drive, making the Dakota the only smaller pickup to offer this option. Partnered with the robust five-speed automatic, it's simply the most powerfully pleasing big-pickup powerplant available. The available automatic upshifts smoothly and quickly enough to mask this musclebound diesel's narrow torque band. The optional V8 makes easy the sometimes challenging task of passing slow-moving traffic on rural two-lane highways. This noise also occurs in reverse deceleration and around corners when decelerating unless in 4x4. Click on the Fair Purchase Price tab to find out what consumers are actually paying for a Ram pickup in your area.