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4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 38 reviews
2002 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 38 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
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?
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?
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...
Why Wont My 2002 Dodge Dakota Go Into 4wd?
What Could Be Cause Of Intermittent Starting?
sometime it starts and sometimes it does not want to start