My 2000 Dakota has been a gem - no problems at all.
Tows reasonable sized (20' Four Winns, 23' Wellcraft Nova, triple ATV trailer) loads well, rides good, and (with the 4.7 and 3.9x rear end) hauls ass. I mean it drives like 1970 all over again - suprisingly healthy exhaust note and just enough intake sound to remind me of my 340 Challenger...
But, as I said not enough truck for a 16' beavertail with a TJ on it...
This is the Pub. Leave common sense at the door.