by inhawaii on May 25, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Durango Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7 Hemi with under 80,000 miles. I am the original owner.
Car has been well maintained.
Oil changes every 3000 miles. Never had any overheating problems.
This vehicle has served me well for the past 9 years until about a month ago.
Without warning, while going down the freeway, it made a terrible noise.
I knew it was something major.
The oil light came on.
There was a bunch of smoke.
I shut the engine off and pulled off the freeway.
I could see oil dripping from the engine.
After having to towed, i learned there was a hole in the engine block from a thrown rod.
After doing some research on the web, i found 100s if not 1000s of cases just like mine.
by rg on Mar 18, 2007 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Durango Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
I bought this SUV about 9 months ago. I love it! It still looks and drives like it is brand new! Friends don't believe it is 3 years old. I drove an Explorer for 10 years and have been very happy with the switch.
by E Miller on May 2, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Durango Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
I bought an '04 new w/ Hemi and for the most part love it. Engine is great, options are great, but be warned... the blind spots are large. What is really bad are the ones created by the front pillars. Use caution when turning corners, you will not be able to see. Nothing worse than having to lean forward when you make a left hand turn just so you can see. Like it but won't buy another.
by mmmggg on Dec 1, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Durango Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
There is almost nothing not to like about this vehicle-performance is outstanding with the 5.7 hemi. In bad weather, this car is a dream: heat is excellent, including the seats, handling is stable, snow drifts are no problem. The controls are simple, including the steering wheel radio buttons. Visibility is excellent. A month after purchase I had a head-on collision with a huge deer at seventy mph, the front end got crushed, but I simply braked and got out.
by Will on Jul 9, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Durango Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
I traded in my 2000 Durango, which I was very pleased with, after test driving the 2004. Dodge has dramatically improved the ride quality, handling and braking. Although it may appear insignificant to some, entry into the third row seat is much easier. On my first camping trip, fully loaded with gear and 4 passengers, I averaged over 20 miles per gallon at a steady 74mph. Not bad for a vehicle of this size. City mileage is consistent with EPA estimates. Since it's new, it's hard to gauge reliablity. I rated it high as I did not stick a cent into the 2000 vehicle that was worked hard.
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