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2002 Dodge Stratus - SE Sedan
Pros: the way it handles around corners. so smooth. i have never driven a car that took corners so well. especially if you are getting off the highway. its great!
Cons: the fact that i dont have a bigger engine. but i soon will!
Advice: test drive all the different models. theyre all nice but it depends on what you want for an engine or look.i love this car. my dad has a 2002 i have a 1999 now and i am going to buy a 2003 r/t when they come out. you get so much car for your buck. they look nice, handle awesome and the stock cd player is so sweet considering its stock. people ask me if i put extra stuff into my radio which i didnt.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - ST 4x4 Quad Cab Short Box
Pros: multispeed transmission/powerful 4.7L
Cons: a/c not cold enough
Advice: Just drive the differance you will love itI purchased this vehicle to replace my 1996 Ram 1500 4x4 after having multiple transmission problems.I would have to say someone in the engineering department should take a bow. I really enjoy this truck I usually dont get to excited over machines,but I have to let people know thus far its been great. The truck out pulls the old truck hands down.the other truck was a 5.9L and this one is a 4.7L... My hats off to Dodge, GOOD job guys.I would encourage anyone looking for a truck take one for a drive and you will see what you've been missing. PS. The 5.9 automatic transmission ( stay away from this set up, they know they have huge problem) is still the junk transmission 2003 5.7 will have the good one!
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - Sport AWD
Pros: Double sliding side doors
Cons: This is a tough one as I really had to find something. THe Mirror adjustment is on the dash
Advice: Bring your check bookThis is my third Minivan. Number 1 was a 1987 Dodge Mini Ramvan. Number 2 is still in service 1991 Plymouth Voyager 143,800 mi.. I think Dodge has listened to the public. Many items, like the seat belt adjustment, show they are listening.
2002 Dodge Stratus - R/T Coupe
Cons: Noisy ride
Advice: 6 cyl/leather worth consideringFun car to drive. Half way between spunky and true sports car. I have all options except anti-lock brakes and cassette. CD player jammed twice, dealer replaced and no problems since. I love it! My wife wants one exactly like mine. (I'm trying to talk her into an Eclipse). There is limited sight out back window and access in & out of car is affected by seats being low. Sunroof, stereo and 200 hp are the high points. Also love sound from exhaust.
2002 Dodge Neon - Base
Pros: Large amount of room in the front seat area.
Cons: The seat belts are not comfortable.
Advice: Check the car out really good and bring it back promptly if you experience problems.The Dodge Neon dies out when idling at stop lights or drive thru's at times. There is a noice coming from the engine or automatic transmission at around 35 miles per hour.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - EX FWD
Cons: Damned if I know.
Advice: Buy it.I had already driven as a passenger in the previous year's incarnation and loved it.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - ST 4x2 Quad Cab Short Box
Pros: Sport pkg w/20' wheels, 4 full doors,
Cons: harsh ride when unloaded, gas mileage
Advice: Not for the lead footed(gas mileage)2002 Ram 1500 Quad Cab with sport pkg,4.7liter, auto,tow pkg. This is the first truck I have ever owned. I love it! It's a real head turner. I constantly receive complements on its styling. Gas mileage could be better. I avg about 18-19 mpg highway at 65mph. City mileage is pretty bad, especially if you have a heavy foot in stop and go traffic. I avg 10-12 mpg city. If the roads are not good and you don't have a load in the rear, hold onto your hats, because you're in for a rough ride. I have had a couple of defects fixed(leaking windshield, floor air is on all the time) I have put about 5000 miles on and have noticed in the last 1000 that it is starting to shift gears a little harder. Almost bought the Ford Supercrew. It had more power and slightly more rear seat room(1'), but it lacked the styling and bed size that the Dodge has. If you buy the Dodge w/20' wheels make sure you buy mud flaps, otherwise expect to have mud and dirt all over the sides of your truck. Overall I am pleased with the truck, and I think a made the best choice for my needs.. The only improvement I would make other than quality control would be a more powerful engine option. And maybe better fuel mileage, which would be wanted of any new vehicle.