by MG on Dec 12, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
In the first 10K miles: transmission failure, drive shaft out of balance, bad brake rotors. The 4.7 is underpowered, a gas hog, the ride is rough. So, it sits in the garage a lot, only 40K miles. Looks like brand new. Oh, and my 2003 Town and Country is worse. Any wonder that the US car companies are in trouble?
by Saddened by mistake on Nov 2, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
My views about this truck changed drastically since I paid it off. I paid the 5 year loan and then all hell broke loose. I guess I was lucky getting 129000 miles on it before having to replace the engine on a 5 1/2 year old truck. Thanks oil sludge prone 4.7L.I next had to replace the fan clutch and radiator at about 6 years old. Now I have to replace the front control module and the power distribution module due to both of them shorting out for no reason. I am one to keep a vehicle beyond the 5 year payoff. I have an 11 year old ford aerostar with 159,000 miles and I have only had to replace an oxygen sensor and one other emmision control valve. With 150,000 miles on my Ram, $5500 since I paid off.
by jlpetty on Aug 4, 2007 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
I am sure that my taste in automobiles has changed since my purchase of this truck. The truck is acceptable, and that is all. The gas mileage is horrible! Gentle driving 14 mpg on the freeway, but it is 4wd. Reliability is less than spectacular. I have had a few issues with it, including a recall for brake brackets. In all honesty, if I were to buy a truck, I would look at Toyota. Overall, I am disappointed in the truck.
by thestuff on Nov 5, 2002 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
I've had my Ram now for about 6
months. This is by far the best truck
I've ever owned. I've always been a
Chevy guy myself, but... after testing
Chevy's 1500, Ford's F-150 and the
Toyota Tundra, I decided to try the
Dodge. I bought it that day. Tough,
reliable, comfortable, stylish, it
offers everything one would need in a
pickup truck. I had never thought
about buying the Dodge, but now, I'm
telling everyone to buy one! This is
the best truck I've ever driven (in my
27 years of driving) bar none. Check
it out, you won't be disappointed.
by John Quartieri on Aug 2, 2002 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
I bought a 2wd st standard cab ram with
the 4.7L and auto trans. it's atlantic
blue. I couldn't improve on this truck
if I wanted to. Even the cup holders
adjust to any size cup and will never
lose grip. I'm in love with my truck
because it's a pleasure to drive.
There has never been a better truck
made so if you don't like how the ram
rides get a CAR NOT A TRUCK! And don't
even mention gas mileage because every
make gets about the SAME MILEAGE. If
you don't like it then why would you
buy it? DRIVE IT
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