2002 Dodge Ram Pickup Reviews

2002 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 5.9L V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 5.9L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired28600 miles
Most recent distance57750 miles
Previous carIsuzu Pickup

Summary:

This is my 3rd and definitely last Chrysler product!!!

Faults:

Rack-n-pinion & power steering hoses at 53,800 miles.

Power steering pump replaced at 57,500 miles.

Intake plenum gasket at 50,000 miles (eating 1 quart of oil per 700 miles. Now only eats a quart every 2000 miles.)

AC evaporator, heater core, AC lines at 55,000 miles.

Water pump at 43,000 miles.

Both rear fender wells started rusting through at 40,000 miles.

Dash cracked (split) at 48,000 miles.

All plastic dash HVAC vents have rotted and crumbled (one has been replaced twice).

Electrical problem - dead as a doornail if you let it sit in the driveway over 4 days. (Been to the dealer twice for this. They can't find anything wrong. They just replace the battery - it still does it.)

Fouled a whole set of plugs at 57,500 miles.

Averages 10.2 mpg (80/20) city/highway driving.

Surprise! Brakes and rotors made it to 55,000 miles!

All service performed at dealer. Oil changes every 3000 miles. Dodge is impressive, isn't it??

UPDATE: Now ECM (Engine Control Module) has gone out at 57,770 miles!

General Comments:

I tell everyone I meet about my Dodge when the subject comes up. Hopefully I will be able to single-handedly put the company out of business!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th February, 2011

5th Feb 2011, 16:04

UPDATE: Now the ECM (Engine Control Module) has gone out at 57,770 miles!

8th Feb 2011, 15:56

Dodge isn't exactly known for making reliable vehicles, although the newer Rams seem to be dependable. Anyway if you hate Chrysler (Dodge) products so much, why are you on your 3rd one??? I bought 1 Dodge, and will never buy another.

19th Sep 2013, 08:45

I think you just thought of everything you could and put it down.

My truck lasted 205,000 miles, and the only thing that was wrong was my A/C compressor went out at 155,000 miles.

I had the 3.7 V6, but I never had any problem with any of it, so I'm assuming you didn't take care of the vehicle... at all.

3rd May 2014, 00:05

My first Chrysler product was a 1968 Plymouth Belvedere. I got 21 years out of that one, and sold it to a teenager who drove it a few more years after that!

My second was a 1984 Chrysler New Yorker. You could see that quality had slipped noticeably, but it was still a nice ride.

My stepfather is a Chrysler mechanic and has owned 13 over the years, so I felt pretty confident buying my 3rd Chrysler product - my bad!

2002 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 4.7 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance114000 miles
Previous carChrysler Town and Country

Summary:

I love my truck!!

Faults:

Right front wheel bearing.

Brakes, from normal wear.

Right rear passenger door lock stopped working properly.

Throttle body at around 90,000 miles.

General Comments:

I love my truck. It runs great, sounds great, looks even better, and has tons of life left in it, I'm sure.

It's been completely dependable, runs great, is more comfortable than the mini van it replaced.

My only complaint would be the gas mileage, but was fully aware of that problem when I bought it. I'd buy another one without hesitation, if I had any intentions of replacing the current one!!

The problems I've had are due to age and mileage, and I couldn't be happier with Dodge products. Their body styles are the best. They say about the Dodge transmissions, I had a LeBaron and a Stealth that had problems with this, but both had high miles when it happened. No trouble with this one to date, and with 110,000 plus miles, I don't imagine I could blame the manufacturer. :)

I've also had a Charger, Town and Country, Ram Charger, and other Chrysler/Dodge products that I never had major problems with! Pretty good track record in my book.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2009

2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 3.7 Liter V6 Magnum from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.7 Liter V6 Magnum Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired46324 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carGMC Pickup

Summary:

Amazing truck, would buy another in a heartbeat

Faults:

Few things have gone wrong with this truck. The only thing I can seem to find is that the radio light doesn't come on when I turn the key backwards to power all electronics, unless I press kinda hard and hold it there.

Some paint is starting to chip fairly easily, but this is only on the edge of the door and nowhere else.

Also this truck seems to be just a bit under powered, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to beef it up, besides spending a few thousand dollars?

General Comments:

Great all around truck. Handles like a dream and I couldn't ask for more in that area.

Even though the engine is a 3.7 Liter V6 Magnum, it sounds beefy and worked fine for everything I've used it for.

The cabin is very roomy and it rides extremely well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2008

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 21 reviews