Bought 2 identical Durangoes for my
company at the same time. We've had some
problems, but all were relatively minor.
I believe Dodge suffers from a bad
reputation and this is reflected in some
of the reviews. My father's 2 new Chevy
P'ups had their transmissions replaced-
one of them twice. My wife's Infiniti
needed a transmission at 15k. But who'd
call a Chevy or an Infinit a piece of
junk? As for gas mileage, yeah, I think
it's a little low but I've got the 5.9
and I've still gotten as much as 17.9 on
the highway. I've crossed the
Continental Divide in my Durango and I
was passing every car I had the chance
to. How many other vehicles that'll haul
7 people can do that?
Handling, Great Infinity Sound system,
room for 7, comfortable seats,
aerodynamics allow for little or no
buffeting from crosswinds (nice in a
high profile vehicle).
Variable valve timing, or similar, to
improve gas mileage. Make it a little
bigger (but they're going to do that
anyway in 2004). Make all the dealers be
as good as the one I go to.