Bought Used, Wrecked Once, Still Keeping
By redhight on
1998 Dodge Durango SLT 4dr SUV 4WD
1st SUV, 1st Dodge. Tow pkg, 5.9 eng, w/23k miles. Drove everywhere on/offroad, towed trailer, horse, moving van. Lowered the back seats and hauled firewood, hay, camping gear. Rearended a 1-ton p-up 4 yrs ago, got it fixed and she's fine! Loaned it out to friends and family, too. Just under 130k miles now. Needs tie-rod, ball joint, front end align and heater-core replacement. Except for gas mileage woes, virtually no maintenance on this Durango but oil/radiator fluid changes and brakes. Drove at avg. speeds of 65+ After 7 yrs it's still going with less than $4k in repairs? Is there a problem? Nope. Will pass it to my daughter when I'm done.
Power and speed! Front seat comfort. Safety level. Strong and sexy body style. Always starts in freezing weather when stored outside! Leather upholstery, so far, bulletproof
Gas mileage! Make it travel down the road a bit more quietly, that'd be nice.