Despite its V8, the Dakota accelerates more slowly than competing models with V6 power. Horsepower increased to 302, which will probably help. The ride is better than some competitors, but is still somewhat buoyant. Dodge claims to have retuned the suspension. Interior quality could be better. Towing and payload capacities are competitive.
In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.Read more about extended warranties