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1998 Dodge Durango SUV

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By kyle c
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1998 Dodge Durango SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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it was ok, until the breaks squeaked after 3 weeks. but the gas is ridiculous. i dont go far without visiting a gas station so if u want to save money dont buy this car.


Suggested Improvements

better gas, better breaks.


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Had some trouble but love the vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Caliebear22
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1998 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I have had to replace the front differential, tires (regular maintenance). I changed the oil to synthetic, now we are having trouble with ball joints. Gas mileage is OK. I get about 15mpg and I have the 3.18 v8 best engine to get. In town I get 11-13mpg. I overall love this car and it did wonders on a slippery slope while having a trailer attached and the brakes are wonderful. I would recommend buying this vehicle. I do have tranny problems. It doesn't like 2nd gear and I have the auto.


Favorite Features

How much it is like a truck, how comfy and roomy it is. How reliable it is when it is working right.


Suggested Improvements

Tranny, gas mileage


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30,000 miles of hard driving, still great
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By white98d
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1998 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Had the car for 30000 miles and been in two accidents. Rearended a pickup, got it fixed, then was rearended by a Jeep Cherokee that got totaled but other than a lot of scuffed paint the Durango was fine. Only thing bad about it is the gas mileage so I put on an aftermarket intake system and exhaust now it gets 13 city 19 highway. Best thing about it is the power. Took it offroading didn't have a problem anywhere in 4wd. Also driving on the highway is a blast . I love this car and would get another after this if I can find one with low amount of miles. does great burnouts, too.


Favorite Features

Power. Knowing that i can drive pretty much anywhere and not get stuck.


Suggested Improvements

None. Only thing is gas mileage but that's expected out of a 5.9l engine.


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Love of my life
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By maxposner
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1998 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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When I bought this truck, I needed a backup truck for my business, and a car to haul my children around. I was asked many times how I liked it, and always replied that I needed to put more miles on it. Well It has been over 10 years, and 193k original exhaust, 4 sets of tires, and very little maintenance. The tranny finally gave up(plugged cooler line),and I need to replace the blower motor.This truck has pulled everything, hauled everything(I've bent the springs), driven hundreds of miles in 4wd through blizzards and drifts, it could quit and I wouldn't fault it, I don't baby anything, this one has been used and abused, it will last forever. 22 mpg, 65 MPH lightly loaded. 13 MPG, 75 mph, heavy load.


Favorite Features

4wd, tow pack, styling,ergonomics, and that marvelous 318


Suggested Improvements

quieter blower


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By Love It
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1998 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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This SUV is almost perfect. It's large, it powerful, great design, comfort like a spendy luxury, reliable as they come and very fun. I had to replace a $3 valve in the AC, a battery and the normal brakes and tires in the 8 years i have had it. Other than that all my paycheck goes toward gas but its worth it.


Favorite Features

Looks, comfort, heads up display, 4X4 on the fly


Suggested Improvements

Shifter in the center console instead of the column, would like 50MPG (wouldn't we all)!!


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