by 62hilger on Apr 3, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4dr SUV 4WD
I purchased a Durango with 4.7 V8 overhead valve motor.
This motor has plenty of get and go.
It will squeal the tires without hesitation.
The motor needs proper oil changes and I would recommend high quality motor oil.
The bad side of this vehicle is you will average 12 MPG and it took quite a while to heat up.
Get an auto start for it.
I keep record of my fills and I mostly drove rural roads.
My vehicle had rear air which was nice.
If MPG is not an issue I would recommend the vehicle.
by wilddaisy on Nov 21, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Durango Sport 4dr SUV
I bought my Durango brand new in 2000.
LOVED it for the most part.
Routine oil changes and maintenance, ran great.
After 100k miles, replaced water pump, heater core, radiator, transmission, fuel pump, catalytic converter, and multiple sensors.
In 2008 found out it had major issues with wires corroding in wiring harness (reason for blowing sensors). Spent $2500 for temp fix (permanent fix $5000 plus labor)
Chrysler told me this was common in the Durango but not enough for a recall.
Just changed the alternator this week and still have lots of computer issues.
It only has 157k miles on it now....Am beginning to despise it.
Think it's time to let it die and get something new I'm afraid
by melissa12493 on Jul 14, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4dr SUV 4WD
My family has owned our 2000 durango for 12 years now and it is a fantastic truck. With just about 166,000 miles its still kicking. Just took a truckload of people comfortably to Warped Tour in it with no problems. With the seats down, there's like 80 cubic feet of storage (more than a hummer). Only things that have been replaced are the door locks and heater core and also the AC compressor a long time ago. Can't kill this engine if you tried. A true tank in the snow and ice. Only complaint is the gas mileage, but otherwise this truck has served me well.
The next-generation 4.7-liter V8 is now available on four-wheel-drive models and is linked to an all-new automatic transmission. Rack-and-pinion steering becomes standard for both two- and four-wheel-drives. A performance-oriented R/T model has been added to the lineup that already includes the SLT and the decked-out SLT Plus.