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Old 07-09-2007, 03:56 PM
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2008 Dodge Dakota priced from $20,080
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When the 2008 Dodge Dakota was unveiled in Chicago, we weren't sure what to think of the styling, but it was nice to see that Dodge's midsize pickup finally got serious with the V8 powerplant again. A 302-hp engine is great for speed and hauling, but a value price is what's going to move the Dakota off lots, and Dodge has announced pricing that has "discounts coming" written all over it. In all, there are a ridiculous 20 different models to choose from, which can either give you lots of choices or confuse the heck out of you. For a reasonable $20k, you can get a ST 4x2 extended cab and a 3.7L 210-hp V6 engine. At the very top end of the model range, Dodge is looking for a pricey $31,745 to pick up a Laramie Crew Cab 4x4.

As sales have slid the past couple of years, the Dakota has been the discount special in the large midsize pickup field. We find it highly unlikely that Dodge will consistently demand $30,000 for top-end models, but with a few thousand on the hood, the Dakota will still be a good deal. Hit the jump to view Chrysler's press release, which contains all 20 model combinations and vehicle details.

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My question is how much lower would it be if they would have dropped the 3.7L for a HEMI designed V6 engine. The 4.7L engine is more expensive than the 5.7L HEMI. It would be a very good base engine in a marketing standpoint. A lot more hp & tq along with MDS for better fuel economy all for less money. $20K isn't very cheap for this segment, they should offer an I4 again if you ask me since the demand for I4s has returned.
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