dakotas are a nice fun truck that is not huge but still has some balls for sure. this is my 1999 dodge dakota sport, 4x4, 5.2L 318 v8, 5 spd manual tranny, knn cold air, dual flow-master 40s cat back, straight out the back, throttle body spacer , 103,000 miles , maxxis bighorn studs 31 x 10 50s . fun truck and runs flawlessly ( i maintain my trucks meticulously tho) , but still a really solid lil truck , especially when i dont need to tow anything large with my cummins work truck. good daily driver and in 4x4 with good tires, your real solid out there in the mountains etc. ( i live in montana ) . good luck man, u can find a good car truck suv with 6 gs .