9 Most Reliable Used Pickup Trucks Under $10,000

2008 Dodge Dakota
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9) 2008 Dodge Dakota

Average Price: $7,951 | Reliability: 4/5 | U.S. News Score: 8.4/10

The final generation of the Dodge Dakota was built from 2004 to 2011. The Dakota was a midsize pickup when other small trucks actually classified as compact pickups. That made the Dakota the more spacious option, though its interior materials were somewhat cheap.

Even 10 years ago, engines were not optimized to make the most power or get the most out of a drop of fuel. The base V6 makes an adequate 210 horsepower, while the available V8 makes 290 horsepower – you can get that from Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 these days.

Cab options include an extended cab and a crew cab. The Crew cab seats five, while the extended cab (or Club Cab) seats two, but it can be had with a rear bench – so check listings closely to see what you are getting.

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