Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: port saint lucie
Similar, but I think by '06 the Dakota had a "hemi" version different V8...like a 5.9 or something V8 and not the 4.7 anymore. I would say if you are getting it for the right price (cheap enough to replace a motor and still be out under blue book to account for your labor), then either set-up will be good. I will tell you this, the 4.7 V8, if that is what it has, is not cheap to get a replacement for. Used ones go for over $1500 on average around me and it was a chore to find one that wasn't a boat anchor for that. Rebuilt ones start at $2300 and go up from there. Keep this in mind is all.