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4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 39 reviews
2002 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 39 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 4.7 V8 Idling Low And Stalling.
I own a 2002 4.7 L Dakota quad cab. For probably 6 months I have been having some troubles with the idle. The idle constantly changes from 700 to 500 RPM, and sometimes lower. At some points it will...
The Hose It's On The Front Of The Carburetor Where Does It Go
There is a vacuum hose that comes off the front of the carburetor where does it attach to The other and...
Dakota Quad Cab 2002
when driving it just quits all gages turn off. if you turn on the key and the gas gage works it will run if gages are not working it will not start.