2002 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2002 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 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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"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 15 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"body" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"bumper" 2 reviews

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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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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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curtiswsmith writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4

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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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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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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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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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daytonavette writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Plus Extended Cab SB Review
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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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GambardellaRacing writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport Crew Cab SB Review
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This is a great,affordable truck. It handles excellent,maintenance cost is low and its a great family truck.

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Exterior was not perfect.

GambardellaRacing
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The Dodge Dakota Is A Great Vehicle! — I like this vehicle because its rough enough for work, but great to lug the family around on the weekend. Great truck to own. Compared to other V-8 tucks the gas mileage was still really good. Smooth and quiet ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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purplebush writes:
2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport Plus 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4

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good towing capacity

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bad on gas

purplebush
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Good Starter Truck — i liked the towing capacity that the truck came with updated the welds and electrical connections in my tow package jsut for fun bed was a little bi tsmall but not detrimental to the carge capacity overall a good truck

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Dodge Dakota Reviews

2008 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab. By Richard

I like the truck because it serves the purpose I bought it for, and still has some nice amenities. The only thing I would have enjoyed more about it was a 5 speed manual transmission, but they are pre... Read More

Perfect Combination Of Sporty And Workhorse By magnavette

A great color combination with the red body, black rims, and tinted windows. The lockable hard bed cover is perfect for keeping things dry and secure while camping, boating, or moving. The engine soun... Read More

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2007 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Clean, Dependable, Flame Read,pick-up. By Grandpa7

I like the ability to be able to run in 2 wheel drive most of the time and have the ability to get into 4 wheel when the snow blows. Great looking truck with the SXT strips and decal on the side. ... Read More

Best Truck Ever! By eells

We love this truck! We had no trouble hauling our children around, even in heavy snow. It has done everything we expected. The gas mileage wasn't pleasant, but it's a truck... what else would you e... Read More

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2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Nice Truck Wish It Didn't Have The Transmission Problems By Megan

great performance, build could be better been in the shop twice for the transmission love the appearance of both the exterior and interior gas guzzles like no ones business. It is fun to drive th... Read More

Excellent Little Chick Magnet By sunnygas

Great little fun to drive truck. Stick shift is extremely fun. Looks good, basically a chick magnet. Reliable and fair gas mileage for a truck. Not a man with a lot of words, so this will have to d... Read More

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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Truck- Ram Tough By mgrahamf8964

Love the looks of this vehicle and price point is excellent compared to other crew cabs out there. It has been very reliable and the maintenance cost are reasonable. I found my F150 to be too large fo... Read More

Power To Spare-magnum V-8 By horseygal

Big truck power-Sport truck handling-Luxury car ride. Was sister's truck and she passed on. Being a constant reminder, it needs to go to someone that needs reliable power and dependability in an Ameri... Read More

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2004 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Little Truck By Wolfknyte

I inherited this truck when my dad passed away. It is great for what it is; a small truck. I am just not all that fond of the styling or the size. I prefer something a little bit bigger. For anyon... Read More

All Around Great Truck To Own. By Steven

Props, it really gets up and goes for only having that little 4.7 in her. Gas mileage is terrible, but its a truck. It gives you that truck feeling with out the high placed seating from a Ford f ser... Read More

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