2002 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Jerry's SXT

2002 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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Base Club Cab (3.9L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual 6.5 ft. Bed)

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Jerry's SXT
By JerryH. on


2002 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Before owning this truck I had a Ford
F150 XLT Supercab w/ 5.4L and three
door cab. I traded it in because the
transmission was starting to go.
The biggest mistake I made in buying
the Dakota was in not getting a V-8. I
mistakenly thought that the gas mileage
would be better with the V-6. The
amount of gas mileage that you receive
does not even come close to justifying
the horsepower you lose when going with
the V-6. Other than than preferring
the V-8, I would also get the quad cab
instead of the club cab. With my f-150
I at least had three doors, with the
club cab you have to fold the front
seats forward in order to access the
back seat.

Best Features

My favorite features about The Dakota SXT are its styling, comfort and the size of it. It is not as small as a Ranger or S-10 or Tacoma, but it is easier to park than a F-150, Sierra, or even Tundra.

Worst Features

I would add access doors to the rear seat area, and improve the horsepower to gas mileage of all the Magnum engines.
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