by Josh on Jan 1, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 2WD LB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
Bought it brand new and now paid for but the gas mileage is about 16MPG. The dash has cracks all over it after only 5 years. It was realy upsetting that they couldn't have foreseen that. The AC did go out after 5 years too. Just when the warranty was out. I have done all maintenance and there have been no other issues. I haven't even changed the break pads. Overall it's been good but Nissan and Toyota seem to be better these days.
by Paul M. on Mar 27, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 2WD LB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
I purchased by Ram 1500 "Sport Edition" truck new in 2002. In the six years of ownership and 131,000 miles later, this vehicle has seen the service department just twice - blown fuse and cooling fan. It is by far the most maintenance-free vehicle I have ever owned! The 4.7 liter engine supplies plenty of power for the type of work I do. Personally, with gas prices the way they are, I don't think the much-heralded "Hemi" is worth the money or the sacrifice in gas mileage. I average 16.5 MPG in the city and have reached 19 MPG on the highway with my 4.7. It is as silky-smooth driving as the day I bought it. Selling it is not an option - it is my "toolbox" for life!
by frankelwood on Oct 14, 2002 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 2WD LB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
Top speed flat out on the floor with no
load 75 MPH. I shift down for every
tiny little hill.Its the slowest
doggiest vehicle I ever owned and for
this lack of power I am rewarded with
Dodge has managed to combine the power
of a 2 liter with the gas mileage of a
by FDA on Aug 10, 2002 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 2WD LB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
First time Ram buyer here. Always
wanted one since the redesign in the
mid 90's but i'm glad I waited because
the 02's are excellent. The 4.7L V8
engine is perfect for what I use it
for. The ride is smooth, not sure if
the long wheel base helps. It takes
corners with ease, braking is excellent
thanks to the 4 wheel disc's. 4 months
and 4000 miles without any major issues.
The standard cab model has a ton of
room behind the seats. Looked at the
Quad Cab models but the price was too
high for the amount of use I would get
out of it.
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