2002 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2002 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"handling" 4 reviews
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"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"bumper" 2 reviews

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Frank writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Plus Extended Cab SB Review
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I have too

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Gas!!

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Pretty Good Truck — its pretty roomy but also has a ok bed to haul stuff, its not big but not to small. Its pretty fast, but in turn uses alot of gas going fast..The car is pretty cool except for the whole gas thing

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Lots of Power!

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Not the greatest on gas.

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Dakota Review — 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 the truck. Also the truck has a canopy on it that is good in the winter but not so much in the summer. Hopefully soon it will have a spray-in box liner and the canopy will be off.

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Eugene writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Plus Crew Cab SB Review
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I can sit in the back

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rear bumper needs to be replaced

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Best Pickup In Its Class! — I love it, its got 105k and it still performs like it did when i bought it new. only complaint i have is the crome on the rear bumper is flaking off. Also started to rust through . People say the bed is too short but with a short bed truck you never have to help anyone move.

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curtiswsmith writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Power, 4x4, Reliability, Looks.

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MPG.

curtiswsmith
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Dodge Dakota Quad Cab Good Compromise For Families. — I would highly recommend the Dakota Quad Cab for those who need a pickup and room for passengers. Sometimes you need both, and the Dakota Quad Cab does the job. It rides like a truck but there is plenty of room for you and the kids, or you and some friends. The dog or camping gear can ride in the back.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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farley55 writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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has nice power 4wd works great

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Really bad on fuel

farley55
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Sweet — Gets up and goes love the 4wd. can get a family in it and still haul stuff but not much with the short bed. fuel economy blows but overall i like the truck. sounds great with an afetrmarket exhast package.

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daytonavette writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Plus Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Very dependable very comfortabe truck on long trips. Very good visability, bullet proof engine

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the only thing I dislike about this truck is the gas milage. around town 12-14 mpg, hiway up to 20 mpg, maybe 21 if you play with it.

daytonavette
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2002 Dodge Dakota — I have owned the truck since 2004 and 15,000 miles. I have never regreated the purchase . It is and has been a great truck. Unlike other smaller trucks it has enough room to seat 3 adults across the seat. The factory towing package , lets you tow up to 7,000 lb. trailer. with heavy duty Alternator, and oil cooler.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Donovan writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SXT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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Looks, performance, stock features

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Braking

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2002 Dodge Dakota — This truck feels very solid. It handles just the same way, very strongly and with plenty of power from the V6 engine. Braking requires a bit more distance than normal since they are disc brakes instead of ABS. Styling inside and out is great. The gas milieage for a truck is about average, normally gettting into the mid 20's. It's a fun truck to drive, and a great truck to own for work or play.

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GarDjr writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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Very handy with four doors and a bed to haul in.

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Decent but not great fuel mileage

GarDjr
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Very Handy To Own — My Dodge Dakota has been to New Jersey and back and to Texas and back with no problems at all. Both trips we hauled stuff there and back , and the truck handled well on the interstate; and also preformed well in town.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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johnjac writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SXT Standard Cab SB Review
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Very comfortable ride

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single cab only allows one passenger

johnjac
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Great Truck! — I have owned this car for 2 years and love it. Powerful engine and fully functional 4wd makes this a great work truck. I would definitely recommend this truck to those in a profession that requires a dependable truck. Maintenance costs are low and gas mileage is good for the engine size. Overall great truck1

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Everett writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Plus 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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towing

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Gas

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Great — The performance is great, quality is good, its fun to drive on and off the road. I dont regret buying it. The only down side is the fuel its not that bad but I notice it come from a car.

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Love This Truck By mnbrat

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Probably The Best Small Truck Of Its Era By CharlieM92

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1988 Dodge Dakota Reviews

1988 Dakota, My Best Purchase By Stephane

i have this truck since 1988, i have to change the pick-up coil every 90000km the engine is original, never been overhaul, the 5 speeds transmission was change at 160000km, the differential was change... Read More

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Performance of the truck is overall good it could use restoring and i plan on doing that when i get the money for it, Appearance of the truck is sortof bad the interior needs work, and the exterior ne... Read More

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1989 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Grate Little Truck By Charles

i liked every thing, not really any dislikes truck drives grate solid after all these years ,built so i can work on it not vary many truck that could have lasted this long of the newer built ones, th... Read More

A Mediokre At Best Little Truck By Coronajeep

With enough blankets in the bed of the truck, you could actually lay down and sleep if you needed to, and it never did leave me stranded anywhere, but almost several times. horrible mileage & runningn... Read More

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1990 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Money Pit By Bob

fast in a line, high build quality, great acceleration, not so great deceleration (always fun to see if it stops in time), looks dusty, costs too much to use, loud and lumpy cam, not much interior a... Read More

Above Avg By Elvis

It's not extended cab but it has the extra [8 ft] long bed Previous owner most have hauled wood or something because of the location of the dents.I can't complain it get me from point A to B. mpg is g... Read More

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1991 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Best Truck In The World By Colton

It is the perfect truck dont want another one for a long time. It handles good and it breaks good. It will get up and go if you want it to. I have had alot of fun and good memories in this truck. Read More

Lots Of Power In A Lil Truck By David

I picked this truck up for $600. im a scrapper and this truck can handle alot of weight for a lil truck. its got the v8 in it so it has plenty of power when u hit that throttle. unfortunatly its sitti... Read More

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