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Average User Score
4.3 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 40 reviews
2002 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 40 reviews
Dodge Dakotas continue to be not only one of the most popular pickups on the market, but one of the most popular vehicles, period. It is the perfect compromise for couples where the guy wants the macho power of a truck and the woman wants the safety, dependability, and handling of a car. It has the storage capacity of a minivan, but guys don't have to be embarrassed to be seen driving it.
In fact, all owners, both male and female love their Dodge Dakotas for both the comfort and the power. Aside from the sluggish base model 2.5-liter, 120-hp engine, the most popular models are those with either the 3.9-liter V6 or the powerful 4.7-liter V8 (for those who would love to have, but can't afford a sports car as their second car). The R/T performance model boasts the rumbling 5.9-liter V8, topping out at 250-hp, but the 4.7's 235-hp is more than enough for most drivers. The big hit that drove up sales for Dakotas was the introduction of the quad-cab, a four-door Dakota with car-like rear seating, available only in regular cab models. It has more legroom, but a smaller bed.
New for the 2002 Dodge Dakota is an SXT trim, available only in the 2-door regular or extended Club Cab. This sportier-looking model comes standard with a few extra features than the base model, including 16-inch wheels, bucket seats, and a rear stabilizer. New for the limited R/T models is optional chrome wheels. An electronic brake apportioning system (EBA) enhances braking precision and durability.
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Dodge Dakota Questions
2002 Dodge Dakota
My truck I believe is bi-polar. My windows won't roll down the dinger won't stop dinging my windshield wipers won't work and my service 4x4 light comes on. I reset the computer and it's happy for...
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Why Would My Temperature Control Work Backwards
My 02 Dodge Dakota Temperature is ok you turn it too cold it gets hot Turn it too hot it cold Ac works good I think damper are working right
Dodge Dakota 2002, Radio Won't Start And No Fuses Are Blown! Is There Anoth...
2002 Dodge Dakota Slt 4x4, 4.7 V8 Magnum: Headlights, Interior Lights, Elec...
This morning, I needed to jump my truck as it had died from using it too long without running the engine. Now, it starts up just fine but I cannot get the head lamps, interior lights, windshield w...