Just bought my '03 SXT 2wd. I love it. It handles like a sports car. I own a '02 Intrepid and I have never had a problem with it as well. There are so many possibilities with this truck. I can't wait. I am a forever Dodge owner from now on. I have 4 kids and they love the comfort of the seats and the drive.
If I had to buy a vehicle over again, this would not be the one, even if gas prices were not so high. It was a good vehicle, but only for the first couple of weeks I had it. I spend an averge of $600 dollars a month on a vehicle that I don't care about.
It is wide. 3rd row seating and how it folds down to give me more room.
Air condition routing. Better gas mileage. More leg room for the driver.
This is my first SUV and I am very pleased with the performance, handling, and looks of the vehicle. Although I am skeptical from reading other reviews, I have had no problems with the vehicle. I purchased a 24 foot enclosed race car trailer (with stabalizing bars and sway bar control) and have had no problem with towing power, weight of 7300lbs. My only complaint is the narrowness of the vehicle. Even with adding extended mirrors it is difficult to see around the trailer. Due other reviews in Edmunds, I opted to buy the full extended service warranty. Looked at an '05 Expedition and my Durango had more interior cargo length (not width) and was easier to load.
Interior, heated seats, Infinity sound system, third row seating, suede/leather seats. Power. Quick off the line.
Dodge should do a better job backing their vehicles and service warranty
Bought my SLT 4WD in Nov 03. I hated
the way the 04's looked + got a steal
on the 03 anyway.
At about 5000 miles, all the AC leaked
out. Took 2 trips in, and they ended up
ripping out the entire dash to replace
the leaking parts. They did provide me
a free loaner car on trip #2.
At about 7000 miles, the driver seat
had a pin fall out and the back of the
driver seat jammed reclined.
Now at almost 12000 miles, recalls for
wiper motor, and now the ball joint
failure. Plus the heater motor has gone
out (died in ice storm last week).
Also, gas mileage sucks! EPA rating is
bull. I average 12.5MPG with 80% of it
I doubt I would buy another one, especially
the ugly new models.
Space. 3 row seating is great, and easy
to use. I also really think that they
had a great visual design, until the
04's came out.
Make a more efficient engine. I need
to have a tanker follow me around town.
Also, 4 month wait for them to "get me
in" for the ball joint recall is a bit