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Average User Score
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
Knocking Noises .......5.9 Rt/ 2002 Dakota
I am getting a knocking noise(in Park ONLY )...My Performance/gas Mileage/etc. are NOT affected...!!! I have been told by one Mechanic that it is a main Engine bearing...therefore I need a NEW engine....
Left Front Pops When Turned To The Right.
2WD just put on new hubs, rotors, and brake pads. Now it pops when turned to the right.
Which Fuse Is For Cigarette Lighter In Dodge Dakota Quad?
Can't find schematic for which fuses are which in fuse box of 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad?
Can I Put Water In The Radiator Of My 2002 Dodge Dakota Pickup 2wd
Antifreeze is leaking out of the radiator. Need to drive it two miles into town to get it serviced. Not holding liquid.