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2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

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Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.9 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 245 hp @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

  • Even though this is the last year for this generation, the attractive Ram 3500 pickups are still worth a look from those seeking a real workhorse.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    User-friendly cab, competent handling on- and off-road, powerful V10 and diesel options.

  • Cons

    Dated design, Quad Cab lacks rear-seat room when compared to GM full-size trucks.

  • What's New for 2002

    Three new colors: Atlantic Blue and Light Almond Pearls and Graphite metallic are available for 2002. Although the Ram 1500 was completely revamped this year, the heavy-duty 3500 Ram pickups must wait one more year for their update.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (11 total reviews)


I love my truck!

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

The only thing I do not like is the design of the doors. They rise up higher than the roof & catch the wind which makes it noisy in a crosswind. Other than that this truck is a real workhorse & hauls very heavy loads with ease. Mine has the 24 valve Cummins Diesel. Great mileage even with a heavy load. Highly suggest running boards to save the seat wear. If I hadn't gotten them my seats would be completely worn from sliding out all the time. High riding truck so you can easily see over most traffic at intersections. Have had it 8 years & expect to have it at least another 10+.




Cummins

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

Last year married into a 2001 Dodge 3500 Dually 4x4. I am very impressed with the power and handling of this truck. Has 180k, and is facing its first repair: the steering (est $2800). It has pulled the stock trailer with 8 horses and 3 tons of hay without a murmer. Its fuel economy is poor empty,(14-15.5) but excellent with a full load (10.5-11). Comfortable to drive totally reliable. Have pulled 2 tons of hay through mud up to the axels. Very good brakes. I've had experience with Ford F250s, and Chev 2500, 3500 and 4500, and it beats them all.




Top of the line comfort

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

Bought this vehiclefor hauling eventing horses on the show circuit. Travelled over 12,000 miles from San Antonio to Toronto, Canada and back with many side trips, what a pleasure. Heated leather seats were unbelievable. Not a single mechanical problem with the engine or anything else. Whether back roads or expressway, this baby handled like a dream. Parking was a breeze. The sound system was a life saver on the long hauls. Never felt so safe traveling. I am a 5'2" female. This is the vehicle for any woman who wants the ultimate in safety and comfort in a full size truck.




My ram experience

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

This has been a good truck for me. My only beef is with the price of parts. The muffler is a "Dealer Only" item, almost $400.00 I wish I would have waited and got the manual transmission.




Best truck i have ever

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

I love this truck. It handles and turns almost like a compact car. I can do an intersection U-turn and never hit the curb. It rides great with the 6 way power drivers seat. What a pleasure to own.




Need steering improvment

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

PURCHASED THIS DODGE DIESEL IN OCT OF 2001. LOVE THE TRUCK ITSELF BUT AT 30,000 MI, REPLACED TRAC BAR, SLOPPY STEERING. NOW AGAIN AT 68,000 REPLACED AGAIN. HAD ANOTHER DODGE BEFORE THIS ONE AND ALSO HAD STEERING PROBLEMS THE ENTIRE LIFE OF VEHICLE. LOVE THE TRUCK BUT NOT THE STEERING.



Full 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Review

What's New for 2002

Three new colors: Atlantic Blue and Light Almond Pearls and Graphite metallic are available for 2002. Although the Ram 1500 was completely revamped this year, the heavy-duty 3500 Ram pickups must wait one more year for their update.

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