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
With regular maintenance and upkeep the 2000 Dodge Durango Sport will run till you wreck it! We had just around out 130k on it and had covered from the west coast, the south, and the heart of the midwest. The only problem we had was with the passenger side actuator ($10), drivers side windows (both required no new parts)and heater took a while to heat up and that was only after having Firestone work on it.... I don't blame Dodge. If your looking for a sturdy vehicle DO this Dodge! It will run until somebody smashes into you and totals it....p.s. the wife drove it away after it was hit...STURDY STURDY STURDY
Ample space for gear - Fold down seats - 3 row seating - won't stop running - can't break in through handles on doors - all around great car