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2002 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 3
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2002 Dodge Dakota Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 1378 Ratings for the 1997 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

Exceptional

By on Saturday, March 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive and looks good and drives good."

Cons: "put in air shocks which would be a nice option"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This has been the best p/u that I have ever owned. With the large v-8 it can be a hotrod. For normal hauling, If you are hauling all you can stuff in it there is no difference in performance or gas milage. I put air shocks on it so that helps also. Just overall a great vehical and it looks nice. I still have people ask me if it is a new truck."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Reliable powertrain, interior electronics are iffy

By on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Strong engine, acceleration, soft ride, reliable"

Cons: "interior electronics, fuel economy, crash ratings"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

Handled decent in the snowy weather

"The engine and transmission are strong and reliable, fuel economy is poor(~14city/21hwy/18combined), ride is comfortable but not confidence inspiring, seats are fairly comfortable but can be awkwardly positioned for some, safety ratings are poor, can take a good bit of abuse without falling apart(ie. sliding into a ditch in the snow and coming out unscathed), and the exhaust note from the Magnum V8 is excellent."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Handled decent in the snowy weather

great 4x4 stump puller

By on Monday, January 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 152,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great truck mud or snow"

Cons: "cant think of one"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"got this truck 5years ago standard repairs great off road can launch my boat any were the 5.2 v8 got great high way millage love it"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Perfect truck for my use

By on Friday, December 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "power of v8 in a mid size truck"

Cons: "needed a little longer bed"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"These trucks are tough. Plenty of power. I tow a 18' Bayliner bass boat no problem with this v8.Plenty of room inside.To bad they changed body styles and ruined the look. Now they don't make any more. Ready to trade and trying to figure out what to replace it with. This is my 3rd one. Disappointed this will be the last."

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Very durable, dependable pickup truck.

By on Thursday, December 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "The V8 Hemi 4.7L provides quite a bit of power."

Cons: "Not the best in terms of MPG"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

This is a photo when I first bought the truck. Since then I've added a tonneua cover and put new tires on.

"I originally purchased this truck in 2011 for $6000 from a local dealership. At the time it had 145,000 miles and rust free. This truck has been very reliable considering the high mileage. Since owning, I have only needed to replace the exhaust (rusted out), brake lines/ brake cylinders, and ball joints (still had original). This truck drives very good in snowy conditions and the 4WD works great. I still drive this truck today and I am very content on keeping this vehicle for the next several years."

10 people out of 17 found this review helpful

This is a photo when I first bought the truck. Since then I've added a tonneua cover and put new tires on.

Nice looking , solid , reliable, gas milage fair.

By on Monday, December 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Cons: "Original tires fell apart at about 40,000"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"It's been a good truck .. tires went bad at about 40,000 , had brake trouble and had to replace the front calipers ( when the breaks would get warm they would lock up ) otherwise no problems The gas milage is poor about 14 mpg on the Highway"

9 people out of 19 found this review helpful

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