JD's Dodge Durango
By JerDan on
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
After 10 years in an Explorer I thought
I'd try the Durango - I'm pleasantly
surprised. It rides like a truck - but
then it is a truck - so you get what
you bought! It's tough and powerful -
plenty of torque and a strong bottom-
end performer. The 4 wheel drive
system is the best I've ever
experienced - easy to engage/disengage
and quiet. Good power curve and
comfortable shift pattern. It looks
good and performs even better. I'll be
keeping my Durango as long as I did my
Explorer, maybe longer!
I like the strong bottom-end
performance. Off the line it really
gets with the program. Evidently it
has a small diameter torque converter
that really helps move the big machine
in the lower RPM range.
A little more driver leg room would be
helpful. I'm a big man, 6'3" - 275lbs.
& I feel a little cramped. Maybe just
a little more seat adjustment space is
all that's needed.