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I LOVE it!
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By pennylou99
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The gas mileage is horrible. But other than that. I love this truck. I have never had any major issues with it. Normal repairs. If you keep the maintenance up on this, your Dodge will run for a long time! I'm right at 140k miles and the engine is solid. I drive kinda crazy and needed something that could handle my lead foot. I'm like to be quick on take offs, so this truck has been perfect for me!


Favorite Features

Power!!! Lots of cargo space. Lots! Love it!


Suggested Improvements

If only it could get good gas mileage... I'd own a Durango for the rest of my life!!


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Great Ride, Mechanical Nightmare
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By samwill89
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought a used 2002 Durango Sport at 95k miles. Was immaculate inside and out. The good: Fit my large 6'5 frame comfortably. Fit my 6'6 twin sons well too. Nice controls and easy ride on all terrains. The bad: Constant overheating. Replaced fan clutch and thermostat within a month of owning it. Still would overheat. After 10k miles of use, blown head gasket. I will NEVER buy another Dodge vehicle again. Sad, because I really liked the SUV. Not worth the mechanical problems that are SURE to happen.


Favorite Features

Look, style, handling


Suggested Improvements

Engine improvement


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Still going
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By maro71
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I love my Durango even though it only 2WD. I have been the one and only owner. I used to live in Hawaii and really didn't see a need for 4wd until I moved to PA. Anyway My wife and I get a good tuneup on the regular. We've had a few bumps on the road but they have been few and far in between. Most of our issues has been the mechanics didn't know what the heck they were doing. In Hawaii for example our mechanic told us that spark plugs only need changing every 2 years or something. Month later the truck stalled. Come to find out the spark plugs had burned out along with the wires. Overall I've really love it. It's not too big or too small. Just right.


Favorite Features

I love the V8 engine though.


Suggested Improvements

We got the 2wd sport with no frills but it was alright with me. I wish the back window would roll down so my dog could just chill out.


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3rd SUV I've Owned, and the BEST
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By K-D
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought the SXT in 2005 and am still driving it daily. Love the engine and the look that is distinct vs Explorer, Trailblazer, etc. Great cargo room and perfect for weekend trips. Tows the 18 foot bass boat and trailer with ease. I owned a 1989 Blazer and a 1996 Explorer, and this has been MUCH better than the Blazer ever was, and even better than the Explorer (which was also very very good). In 4.5 years, I've just had oil changes, brake pads, and tires. Not a single maintenance issue outside of those regular ones. Drinks a lot of fuel, but I knew that going into the deal. I highly recommend this vehicle and will likely buy another Durango (hope they didn't change it too much).


Favorite Features

GREAT V-8 with good sound and more power than the other 2 V-8 SUV's I've owned. Great cargo room and a comfortable cabin. Good size wheels and tires even on my base model SXT.


Suggested Improvements

Hard to find any negatives, but fuel economy is an issue these days I guess. Also don't need the running boards. They are unnecessary to me.


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Good car, but expect major problems
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By Mike Stone
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought a brand new 2002 Dodge Durango SXT. I loved the car, I owned it for close to 8 years and just recently sold it. I pampered that car, kept the car well maintained but I still had major mechanical issues fairly early. At 66K miles the transmission went out. The Primary Control Module died a year later. The fan clutch went out 3 different times, had to replace the radiator, upper and lower radiator hose and at 180K the torque converter went out, which means the transmission was soon on its way out. I definitely did not want to waist more money into repairs so I let it go. I probably will not ever own another Chrsyler made vehicle for the rest of my life. The quality just stinks.


Favorite Features

Plenty of room.


Suggested Improvements

Improve reliability, overall quality in the transmissions


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