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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
Trouble Getting Transmission Out Of Park
I have trouble getting transmission out of park. The problem is sporadic and Im afraid it will not work at all some time. What could be causing this?
Swapping A 318 Into A 4.7
I have 2002 dakota 4wh dr automatic.The motor blew on my stock 4.7 and i DO NOT want to put another 4.7 in it do to the problems they have (timing chain &guides go bad,head gaskets etc.)I want to kn...
Can You Replace A 4.7 L With A 6.2 L?
What would be needed to replace a 2002, 4.7l Dakota engine with a 6.2 l hemi?
What Pulley Is A Different Size On A 02 Dakota It Has Air But I'm Trying To...
2002 4wd Dodge Dakota Not Good On Snow...
I'm currently driving a 2002 Dodge Dakota. It's a rear wheel drive but has the switch to go four wheel drive. 4WD seems to be working because the switch light is steady (and doesn't blink like some ...