2002 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Annoying vehicle

2002 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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Annoying vehicle
By Magno on


2002 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 2WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


1200 mi in 3 mo because of problems. Steering is stiff around center and very light elsewhere causes oversteer. Vehicle rolls excessively. Trans failed at 230 miles -no oil from factory. Backlash in the drivetrain and lurches at low speed. 2300 RPM power falls off then surges. RPM takes long time to drop- grinds syncros if shifted too fast. Clutch pedal has no feel-like a wet sponge. Shift light is annoying. Underpowered. Needs automatic to hide problems. Drivers mirror has big blind spot.

Best Features

CD player works.

Worst Features

Fix the steering, drivetrain. Put in real shocks and anti-roll bars. Put in Mitsubishi's 3l V6. Loose some of the marketeers and hire some engineers.
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