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2002 Dodge Durango

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World Class Reliability?... Nope
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By woodymc
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my 2nd Durango. Was very happy with my '99 D and decided to replace it with the 2002. In all, I wish I had researched my purchase more carefully. When its running its pleanty strong on the highway and reasonably roomy for four or five. This D was in the shop 2X for failed front brake lines, 2X in the shop for major transmission rebuild, 1X in shop for rack/pinion steering replacement and AM/FM/CD changer replacement. All was repaired under warranty, without too much fuss from the dealer. This D has 35.3K miles on it now. I can't imagine keeping it, since it is my wife's daily driver. Its just not reliable enough.


Favorite Features

Heated seats. 3rd row seat. Excellent highway ride for a truck.


Suggested Improvements

Reliability... its just not world class. Small town reliability maybe...


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Best vehicle I ever had
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By In the Sun
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2002 Dodge Durango R/T 4WD 4dr SUV (5.9L 8cyl 4A)


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One cannot expect great gas mileage from an SUV. Other than cost of gas I have no complaints about this vehicle.


Favorite Features

Power, get up and go. A/C could use a little more umph.


Suggested Improvements

More umph in the A/C. Other than that good to go!


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If it's hot where you live don't buy one
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By A/C Doesn't work!
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I have a 2002 SLT Plus with 4.7L. I haven't had any major problems mechanically, but the A/C doesn't even begin to cool the car. If you run it on high all the time (You have too) then you develop a mildew smell. The dealer actually said, "don't run it on high then" They actually admit a design flaw - but no fix. I'm selling my $33,00 two year old durango now and Edmunds says it's worth about $16K - wonderful!


Favorite Features

Power


Suggested Improvements

A/C - better mileage. I'm done with Crysler.


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dodge kicks ass
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By dodgewins4ever
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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very powewrful very fast took a subaru wrx no prob nice smooth ride nice interior luv it


Favorite Features

the 5.9 kicks ass


Suggested Improvements

k/n air filter and chip improve preformance better gas mileage but is louder with up grades


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


Review

For the most part, I'm happy with the vehicle. Fun to drive, has enough power, looks nice, easy to maneuver, controls are all accessible, sound system is fine. A few problems -- AC is abyssmal (I live in PHX and on a hot day it literally cannot get the car cool, even after an hour drive), sometimes the car slips out of gear, struggles a bit to wake up on a cold morning (and cold is relative in PHX).


Favorite Features

Seat configurations are handy -- good for Home Depot. Enough power for my needs. AWD/4WD work well. Comfortable drivers seat.


Suggested Improvements

Air Conditioning output is horrible. Test drive this on a hot day!


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