Dodge Dakota 5.9 R/T
The Dakota was the first midsize truck ever sold to consumers. But the Dakota was an outdated feeling compared to the competition. Dodge spruced the truck up with the addition of the 5.9 R/T packages, which featured a larger engine and a lower stance. From the outward appearance, the Dakota 5.9 R/T was an aggressive, performance-minded truck (via Hot Cars).
But those who remember the Dodge vehicles from this period knew that the Dakota had issues. The transmission in the 5.9 R/T was problematic. Repairs for these trucks were expensive and the sticker price was much higher than a standard Dakota. The 5.9 R/T recently went up in value, but reliability was never great on these trucks and they should therefore be avoided.