2002 Dodge Durango SUV SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
Although I have low mileage on this truck, I think it is one of the best vehicles I have owned. Absolutely no initial defects, no trips to the dealer except for the ball joint recall. I tow a 3000 pound boat with the small V8 and have no problems. My only gripe is that I wish the rear glass opened. It's also hard to back up or turn sharply in 4wd on dry solid pavement. I hate the 2005 re-design. They killed the looks.
The look. It looks like it has muscles. I also like the simple analog guages and controls.
Rear glass that opens. Redesign the new model to look more like this one.
2002 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
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.
Third row seats and hidden cubby in back
They've done it now with the 5-speed trans and improved the MPG a tad. 2'nd row seating needs to be adjustable
2002 Dodge Durango SUV Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
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
v8, 5 sp auto, gas mileage not bad
bigger, better ride (2004 improved both
of these items)