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2002 Dodge Stratus - ES Sedan
Pros: Great stereo (120 watt CD and Cassette)
Cons: glove box a little chincy
Advice: get the 6cylQuick car, rides nice, very comfortable, Shifts smoothly. On hilly roads consider leaving it in 3rd (auto trans) performs better and a lot less shifting. Stereo is the best I ever had.
2002 Dodge Durango - SLT Plus 4x4
Pros: Interior room/3rd seat
Cons: Position of gear shift
Advice: Look at all Durango modelsI love this vehicle. The ride is smooth, the interior is luxurious, great features, the dealer (Va Beach Dodge) gave me a great deal, the salesman was terrific...what else can I say? Oh! The vehicle is great! All my friends want one now. I have 4 kids, and the 3rd seat is terrific. I have been wanting one for years, but the 2002 model just couldn't be passed on. I couldn't be happier with it!
2002 Dodge Neon - ACR
Pros: The way the car handles.
Cons: No factory cd player? Who owns tapes anymore?
Advice: Take one for a spin. You will be suprised by the performance of this American compact.My second Neon. The 2002 ACR replaced a 1999 Highline. Let me say the second generation has a much better build quality. The Magnum 2.0 has about the best horsepower and torque for a car of its price. The handling is unbelievable on the ACR trim. Fully adjustable struts, larger front sway bar, addition of a rear sway bar, stiffer springs, and a 16:1 rack make this car awesome on the curves. Very fun to drive, although the car really needs a 6th speed (overdrive) to help with fuel economy considering the 3.94 final drive, and to help keep engine noise down. Thankfully D/C added full frame doors and killed the wind noise problem of the first generation Neons. After driving one for several months I know why they win so many SCCA events.
2002 Dodge Stratus - SE Coupe
Cons: road noise
Advice: If noise doesn't bother you then it is a great carI own one. It has awsome power but there is alot of road noise. Plus there is a ticking sound everytime I hit a bumb and all the dealerships say they don't hear it.
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 - ST 4x4 Quad Cab Short Box
Pros: the cummings motor
Cons: the price
Advice: shop around, alot....I have test drove around six of the 2500hd rams. I have ordered one from Bonneville dodge in Manchester NH. In around six weeks I'll finally have my own. The test drive went great. That, combined with the praise of a neighbor and my older brother, has made me a former f250hd owner. They love theirs, and I will surely enjoy mine as well. $37k seems a little pricey, but I know the quality will be worth this purchase. I'm trading in a 97f250hd, and a 96 buick regal. I hope to get the work power of the ford (if not more) and some of the buick's milage.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - EX FWD
Pros: Power rear hatch
Cons: Gas cap can be tampered with, no locking device
Advice: Get the eX, it is a dealHandles good and has plenty of power. Roomy inside with smooth and quiet ride.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - ST 4x2 Quad Cab Short Box
Pros: The horse power from the little 4.7L V-8
Cons: The long nose takes time to gauge distance on when parking
Advice: Dodge is still assuming the role of underdog! Deal and buyPowerful, roomy, and good looking? It's amazing, I love this truck. Coming from a man who would own nothing but a Ford, this Dodge really has changed my perspective. If you're wavering, buy this truck. It's powerful, will get up and leave the Fords and especially the Chevys in the dust.