by tonybro70 on Nov 16, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
Bought this truck 18 months ago at a Dodge dealership as a local trade in. I got it off the back lot before they were able to detail it and hide anything. The 5.9L 360 V8 is very powerful and reliable. I hardly ever lift the hood (just for oil changes). It has an after market Imco dual exhaust and sounds mean. K & N filter. 4x4 works great. Truck handles great in corners even though it has 35" tires. Drives smooth on the highway at high speeds. Fuel economy is decent (15-18) and I don't do any city driving. It'll haul a car on a trailer without any effort. The hard tonneau cover I put on it looks good. I really dig the interior too, heated leather!
by Chris in VA on May 29, 2004 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
Fun to drive, but has spent a fair amt
of time in the shop (transaxle,A/C and
other issues). Loves gas:13 mpg avg
(and most of that is highway) which
doesn't bother me. I just think I
should be getting ALOT more power for
that kind of mileage. Wife hates the
rather tight back seat on long trips.
So, I'm going to look at Nissan & Ford
by Rabbit0217 on Jan 1, 2004 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
I loved this truck up until the day it
almost killed me. I was driving home
and hit a small bump with the roads wet
and completely lost control of the
truck. I had always noticed the back
end of the truck bounce around on bumpy
roads but this time it sent me flipping
over a fence. Luckily I wasn't hurt
besides a few bruises. I loved the way
the truck looked but will never buy
another one due to safety concerns.
by D. S. on Aug 18, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
DO NOT BUY A DODGE TRUCK. EVERYBODY
I'VE TALKED TO IS HAVING PROBLEMS AND
DODGE DOES NOT STAND BEHIND WARRANTIES.
I've been to court 4 times with them
with warranty issues. They also like to
lie in court. This company has gone to
greed and manipulation. Vehicles also
made in Mexico. The company is a
German company. So think about it,
wish I had: Jobs to Mexico and profits
to Germany. Plus trying to screw
Americans on warranty problems.
by tadfl on May 31, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
I couldn't wait to get the new Dodge
Ram. I felt I had gotten a good price
so, I was initially very happy.
Shortly after purchase, the vehicle
began sputtering and dying when sitting
at traffic lights. Then, as summer
approached, the air compressor went
out. Next, the recall notices started
coming in the mail. Three recalls to
date. Now the rack and pinion is
leaking and being replaced. The
passenger side air blows at maybe 30%.
The truck looks great and is fun to own
if you don't work and have time to take
it to the shop every few weeks!!
by FARMER on Feb 20, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)
The first thing you notice is the
excellent exterior design. No other
truck comes close. The interior is
spacious and the gauges are easy on the
eyes no matter what time of day. The
seats are very comfortable. The truck
handles well on the highway.
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