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2002 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab - Consumer Reviews

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Great buy
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By Tom
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2002 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Sport 2WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We bought this used from a private owner to replace our 1988 Dakota last November. The '88 got to where it would just die on the road. We've been very pleased with it and it hasn't given us any trouble at all, and it never gave the previous owner any trouble. It rides smooth as silk, seat is very comfortable, drives well, great truck. Plenty of space, though back seat is terrible to ride in. All in all, great buy.


Best Features

Storage, bed light, easy and fun to drive


Worst Features

2WD has terrible traction on even a lightly damp road. I pulled out in front of someone yesterday and it started out fine but then the tires spun like nuts once I stepped on it a little more. Also roars loudly in 1st gear when the engine is cold. Transmission is a little jerky.


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I Love This Thing!!!
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By LoveThisBaby!!!
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2002 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Sport 2WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This is my first new vehicle. My Previous was a 92 dakota with the v6, and boy oh boy is the V8 worth every penny. This has to be one of the fastest vehichles in production, (for the price). I wish I got the manual instead of the auto and 4wd instead of 2wd, but you can't be picky when shopping off the lot.


Best Features

V8, keyless entry, cruise & pw/pl (You really appreciate it when you've never had it before),AC (Ditto), V8,V8, and the V8


Worst Features

Build quality is sub-par. My passenger door locks and windows didn't work when i bought, The interior is missing multiple trim pieces, and the windsheild washers work every now and then. But the V8 makes all of that go away.


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Where's the head Room
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By urban cowboy
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2002 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Sport 2WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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25 yrs.former F150 and Ranger-fan. Dakota sport reg cab drives like a car, only on smooth pavement. I like the stiffness in the stiring, but veh. bouncing on rough roads. Some weird noises at times very unusual. Dodge engine sounds like diesel when cold. But quiets dwn when warmed up. Unlike ranger this truck has no room in cab. to wear a cap or hat. What no cosmetic add ons???


Best Features

Dash Instrumentation and seats. Drains in bed-front. Front-end style. "RIDE".


Worst Features

Raise the Cab, head room space-what an improvement this would be for a pricey mid-size truck. Find those strange DODGE noises under the body and Hood.


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Great truck
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By DerrickH
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2002 Dodge Dakota Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Sport 2WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I just smashed my dakota, I hit a person in the wrong at 45 mph. I walked away. I had a regular cab 4.7 v8 5spd with 3.92 and anti-spin. Cheap insurance and a truck that ran 14.8 in a quater mile stock! I will get another one since this one was totaled. No problems ever.;


Best Features

Power, handling, price for what one gets


Worst Features

finish quality could be a little better, but A++++++ truck


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