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By DEPAULCREW on 10/19/06 18:36 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Durango SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Most incredible ride I have ever had from an SUV. Rides like a Cadillac. Handles great. Hemi has plenty of power, and fuel mileage is what you should expect. In general we get 16.5 mpg. But just highway driving at 70 mph with cruise we get 21 mpg. Thats pretty darn good. Also, it tows our 8800 lb boat fine as far as power is concerned, but we had to add air bags inside the coil springs to get more weight to the front axle for better handling. Dodge should offer an airbag suspension leveling system like some other manufacturers. With 23,000 miles now we have had no problems and no complaints.
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Wow
By wow on 08/29/06 14:57 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Durango SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Great auto, lots of power. Gas mileage is poor. Inside lots of cheap plastic. Rebuild the inside with premimum products,don't go cheap. Move the fuse box. My foot knocks off the fuse box door, that is a pain. The seat belt needs to be longer. I am a big guy. Change the instrument light to a more fun color have fun with inside lighting. It's a dream to drive, just need to upgrade the inside to have a real winner.
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My Dodge
By Falveys on 08/26/06 04:47 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Our first trip was to Florida from Connecticut, about 1400 miles. We averaged 20 mpg using 89 octane and speeds set at 72 mph (cruise control) The doors leak air and cause a serious distraction when trying to listen to the radio at low volume. The car handles well and performed well. and the ride was pleasant for the most part. You are unable to roll the rear windows down at highway speeds. They flutter to the point where you think your ear drums are going to explode.
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Joseph Kirane owner
By joseph kirane on 08/09/06 08:18 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Durango SUV SXT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Review

This vehicle was a dealer's when we purchased. We liked due to the room and durability of the seats. It has a smooth ride. Several months ago we were away from home when the car would not start due to something with the key. The vehicle would not start and had to be towed back to the dealership. Also the ABS light came on at 53,000 miles and needed to be replaced at $600 job by the dealer. Keys are $140 to replace and not dependable. The newer computer system they said is in the vehicle is a poor system and can cause these things to happen when there is actually nothing wrong. Too expensive to replace.
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Digging the Durango
By Dodge Fan on 08/08/06 14:04 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Superb vehicle! Leaps and bounds ahead of the previous style Durango. Hemi has everything you could want in a motor, can't complain about the gas mileage. It was posted on the sticker and was well known when it was rolled out. You can't expect 335 hp in a big SUV to compare to a Ford Escape in terms of mileage. Ride is smooth, handling is precise. Extremely quiet even at highway speeds. Could be more leg room in the 2nd row. Leather seats are high quality and heated seats are quick to warm. The transmission is slow to engage going from reverse to drive. Bad visibility looking over you shoulder due to the pillar being in the way. Good fit and finish, though glove box is too small.
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Good Riddance Durango
By azjim on 08/03/06 21:04 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Durango SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Review

After a year and a half I have bid good bye to my '05 Durango Ltd. This vehicle had every option including Nav, DVD and chrome wheels. Had to take it back to the dealer 8x so they could finally fix an oil leak. 3x back to dealer to get the driver's seat repaired because it kept cracking near the power seat controls. One time they tried to glue a broken piece back on. The front bumper had to be reclipped because the some of the plastic clips were missing. Weather stripping had to be replaced numerous times due to falling off. All this and 12 mpg with a Hemi for a vehicle that stickered for $43K. Traded this hunk of junk in for a Honda Pilot and 24mpg.
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One Year Review
By Debbie on 07/30/06 02:14 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Coming up on a year with our Durango, this is a good time to share a few things. The brakes have an occassional squeal that we are told is normal. But the interior front seat design is very poorly done for anyone over 200 lbs. My husband is an ex-football guy and whew, his muscles and size just don't go with the seatbelt contraption that pops out at the bottom of the seat. It has broken twice now, with just normal wear and tear, and you can see we don't drive it much with low miles. But that is probably the only complaints we have thus far.
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The Durango Expierence
By RETreeFrog769 on 06/13/06 23:10 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Review

The driving is great it is comfortable, but the plastic parts inside are already breaking like around the outside of the drivers seat where the electric controls are for the seat! The plastic parts seem cheap!
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Smooth Riding, Good Looking
By Bennett on 05/28/06 15:10 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Review

I much prefer the newer lines of the Durango (late 2004/2005/2006 models). After the looks, the saleman sold it to me by simply telling me to put the power down. I bought the 4.7L V8 and it's great. The power in the mid-range is awesome (especially in tow/haul mode) but can be lazy to shift down at lower speeds. The ride is the smoothest I've known. It's a fantastic road trip car, with plenty of room and it cruises like it's on air. The large size isn't all that bad, as it manouvers reasonably well - and with over 100 cubic feet of luggage space it was invaluable for our recent house move! I highly recommend the towing package as it comes with larger wing mirrors.
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The Durango with bad gas mileage
By What is it? on 05/09/06 14:32 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Review

The Durango has a good interior. But there are some things that you think about changing. First you can't see the front if you are small. That could be a problem in driving the car. Second I didn't even get a hemi and it's a living gas pig. Third where is the side skirts?
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