'02 V-8 Dakota
By Marklom on
2002 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab Sport 2WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Overall the truck is great. I did not
want a huge full-size truck, but wanted
a V8. I love the looks of the truck
and it handles real well. It has
plenty of power for a mid size truck.
The 230 horsepower engine! This little
truck really moves with this engine. I
installed dual-exhaust and really
noticed a difference in improved gas
mileage and horsepower. Also, that
little V8 really roars now. There's
nothing like that Mopar sound!
Stiffer rear springs. In my Toyota
Tacoma and couldn't tell when I had my
motorcycle in the back. The Dakota's
rear springs get slightly mushy with
the bike in the back, but not much.
The bed ties downs aren’t in the best
locations, on the floor.