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Great truck
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By Warren Johnson
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Vehicle

2002 Dodge Durango SLT 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

One paint flaw and a transmission electric doo- hickey have been the only problems. This is my fifth Dodge. I really am a Dodge guy and this is one of their best. I am not too fond of the new body style though and will probably get a truck next. The gas mileage smokes the Ford and Chevy SUVs and it doesn't look like a big box. I tow a hybrid trailer on camping trips and am close to the GCWR and am very pleased with my performance. Get 9-13 mpg depending on terrain.


Best Features

Third row seats and hidden cubby in back


Worst Features

They've done it now with the 5-speed trans and improved the MPG a tad. 2'nd row seating needs to be adjustable


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Great
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By neile
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I have had this 02 Durango since Mar 03,
and have put an average of 40000 miles a
year on it. I currently have 100000
miles on it. I had one electrical
problem with it, no other. It tows
great, I am comfortable, but it is a
little tight for my big frame. Overall,
I love it. I get 17 mpg on avg, but
only 9 when towing, which it does a
great job of. I put a heavier duty
susspension on the rear, which now it
rides quite rough (rear hop), but it
wasn't bad before I made the change


Best Features

v8, 5 sp auto, gas mileage not bad


Worst Features

bigger, better ride (2004 improved both of these items)


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Love It!!
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By SLT Plus
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I purchased this vehicle used and so
far have nothing but good things to
say. Drove 80 mi. back home from the
dealer I purchased it from and yielded
a surprising 19 mpg. (highway) with the
5.9 engine. Pretty good considering the
other reviews I read. Although I
didn't use the overhead computer (I
calculated the mileage manually). City
driving so far has been 13-15 mpg. I'm
getting the mileage I expected (it is a
SUV after all). Great comfort,great
ride,good sounding radio,spacious and
good looks.


Best Features

heated leather, comfort, dual zone climate control, lots of power, stereo controls on the steering wheel, nice wheels, great 2 tone look, smooth ride, all wheel drive (was looking at an Outback until I saw this), front & side impact airbags, throaty exhaust.


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Durango's are good vehicles
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By mike fonte
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Vehicle

2002 Dodge Durango SLT 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Durango has good pick up and engine
power when needed. It handles quite
well and is compact enough to fit in
tigh places. Interior is some what
compact. The fold down seats are a plus
with the third row it seats 7-8
passengers.


Best Features

Engine power


Worst Features

Expand the interior to make it a bit more spacious


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Great SUV!
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By paul1707
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Vehicle

2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Purchased new in May 02. It was a
dealer demo with 3K miles on it so I
saved about $7K off the MSRP. Since
then, I have been very pleased with
its reliability. It is only a little
over 2 years old but it has 70K miles
on it and still runs like new. The
only repairs I've had outside normal
maintenance are brakes at 64K miles
and a new battery at 67K miles. It
has been an outstanding vehicle, much
better than the 2000 Jeep Grand
Cherokee I traded for it. I was
hesitant about owning another
DiamlerChrysler product but took the
chance and I am glad I did. However,
the resale value is very poor and that
will probably keep me from purchasing
another Dodge.


Best Features

heated leather seats, V8 power, comfort, reliability


Worst Features

fuel economy, should have a better resale value for a $35K SUV, overhead display should allow the driver to set options for keyless entry, horn sounding when locking with the key fob, etc. similar to the Jeep Grand Cherokee


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