2002 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $7,184
2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $7,391
2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,270
2 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Extended Cab SB
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $7,059
2 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr SLT Plus Extended Cab SB
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $5,604
2 Dr SLT Plus Standard Cab SB
2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,488
2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $7,045
2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SB
Avg. Price: $7,681
2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
24 national listings
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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 38 reviews

Great Truck. No Other Comes Close. Newer Model Has Cheap Feel And Cheap Drive. by Kit
 — What a truck. Good power. Enough room to seat six. Comfortable for cruising on the highway. Largest bed for any 4dr midsize truck. Plenty of headroom and enough room in the backseat to fit a six-foote... Read More
Dakota Review by Ryan
 — I absolutely love my truck because it has lots of power but it is not the cheapest on fuel. The quality of the truck is fairly good as it has higher kilometers but still has no leaks or sweats under t... Read More
The Truck Is Amazing, Great First Car For Me. by Ryan
 — My truck has less then 99,000 miles on it. It has never needed a major repair, but the best part of this truck is the fact that it has never failed me. i hhave never gotten stuck, it is lodas of fun w... Read More

2002 Dodge Dakota Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 38 reviews

2002 Dodge Dakota

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

tomtomcat38
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My 2002dodgedakota5.9r/t Shuts Off After About 15 Minutes

After about 15 or 20 minutes it turns back on

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02dak
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Will 20" Wheels Fit A Stock 02 Dakota?

will 20" wheels fit a stock dakota

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aldawg
10

Why Won't My Rear Lights Go On At Night?

My headlights work but my rearlights won't go on at night. I don't believe I need to change the bulbs. Is it a matter of changing the fuse from the fuse panel?

10 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
aldawg
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Why Won't The Light To Read My Odometer Go On At Night? Do I Need To Change...

The light where I read the Odometer, Oil level, Gas, etc. on my dashboard won't go on at night. Do I have to change a fuse?

41 views with 7 answers (last answer about a month ago)
cheeseburger_hooker
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Check Engine Light On 2002 Dodge Dakota Won't Illuminate On Startup

So I recently repaired my evap hoses to fix my check engine light being on and after about 3 startups after the fix the light was no longer on, but now it won't illuminate on start up, which I think...

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