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Dodge Dakota ST 4-Door Extended Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A)

Typical Monthly Payment New: $321
Typical Monthly Payment Used: $326
Total Savings Over Term: $300

The Dodge Dakota is a pickup truck for people who actually need a pickup truck. If your most strenuous transportation duty involves bringing groceries home, then the Dakota is probably not for you. On the other hand, if you’re hauling construction equipment, lumber or heavy machinery, this midsized pickup is ideal.

The typical monthly payment on the truck is $321 new and $326 used. This discrepancy of five dollars a month won’t even buy two gallons of gas, but in five years it will add up to a savings of $300 for new truck buyers.