I actually recently turned in my 98
Durango after having owned it for five
and-a-quarter years. In that time, it
was the most dependable American car
I'd ever owned, and it rarely gave me
any major mechanical problems. It
looked great even when I turned it in
5 years later.
I found the 5.2 liter 318 engine very
adept at doing it's job. In the time
I had it, I moved 3 times. During the
first two moves, I towed a fully
packed 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix behind,
and the Durnago never broke a sweat,
even climbing through the mountains.
The truck was good on the road, and
had enough weight to it that I didn't
feel like the trailer was driving the
The third row seat came in handly many
times when we would have family come
to visit. At most (with some
children), we were able to fit 8
people comfortably inside.
I only had my truck in for major
repairs due to a timing belt problem,
and for one other issue which was
covered under warranty. So, no
mechanical complaints. I think that
perhaps a little bit more legroom for
the third row of seats would be a good
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