2002 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Dakota Muscle
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2002 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

2002 Dodge Dakota

Average Consumer Rating

110 Total Reviews

Sport Regular Cab Pickup (3.9L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual 6.5 ft. Bed)

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Dakota Muscle
By PatulDakota on

Vehicle

2002 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab Sport 4WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Absolutley the best vehicle I've owned
to date. It's my first truck, normally
I drive small vehicles and dream about
Firebirds and Camaros. But when you
live in Central NY, the pony cars are
useless. In 1999, I test drove my
Dakota Sport 4x4 and owned it within 30
minutes. My first trip was from Utica
to Buffalo for a Jets/Bills game (Jets
won!!). I traveled in a blizzard with
the 4x4 passing everyone on the NYS
Thruway. I have 50,000 on it and it
runs like it did on the first day!

Best Features

Excellent power for a V6. Even with the 4x4 gearing, I'm able to push some V6 Mustangs and Camaros off the start. Love the stock stereo, tires, perfect dashboard layout, and flame-red exterior.

Worst Features

Even though it gets 17 miles/gallon, I still think it's a bit of a gas hog. But a 4-Banger won't get you the performance so I deal with it. I'm in North Carolina now and having no A/C sucks!
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