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2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

  • Dodge's redesigned Ram 1500 retains its character while offering a few features that Ford and GM pickups lack.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Increased passenger room, side-curtain airbags, improved ride and handling.

  • Cons

    Top engine choice lags behind competition, no stepside body style.

  • What's New for 2002

    Just about everything on the truck has undergone a complete redesign with improvements in safety, passenger comfort and handling.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Anybody need a good truck?

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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?




Wake up, this truck stinks!

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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.




Won't buy another dodge

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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.




Pleased as punch

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

Functional and fun to drive. Not really a Heavy-Hauler but handles 1200lbs. of camper without a whimper and only a slight loss in fuel economy (2-3mpg.)




Better than chevy and ford

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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.




Read this!!!

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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



Full 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review

What's New for 2002

Just about everything on the truck has undergone a complete redesign with improvements in safety, passenger comfort and handling.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
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