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2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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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Never lets me down

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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!




Cool truck, but i think

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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 today.




Beware!!

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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.




Ds

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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.




23000$ piece of junk

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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!!




A man's toy

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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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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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