By Seely on
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
... for the predictably dismal fuel economy. If you get one, USE PREMIUM GAS! Interior is clean, but a little cheap looking. I love the exterior styling, and the engine noise is addicting when revving, yet quiet when crusing at low engine speeds. The only notable problem we've had is a malfunctioning transmission speed sensor. The AWD is a lifesaver in Iowan winters, and, with it's ride height, has proven a useful vehicle when hunting. Lots of cargo room! And a fair tow rating (approx 5,000 lbs) increases versatility. And despite weighing 3 tons, doesn't feel too ponderous.
Engine sounds, styling, usefulness, the fact it doesn't seem too ponderous.
Even after 6 years of ownership, it's fuel economy. But, what do you expect when you're buying an SUV that weighs 3 tons!