New car for the Used car guy
By Bob on
2005 Dodge Durango SXT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
I have always bought used cars because of the instant huge depreciation when it is driven off the dealer's lot, but with the insentives and rebates offered to make way for the 06 models, this was an excellent deal. I am very impressed with the smooth ride and agile handling of this large, heavy SUV - this thing is rock solid, not a squeak anywhere. The 4.7L V8 engine has more than enough power to get out of it's own way and haul an average size boat or trailer. The 4WD and antilock brakes make driving in snow effortless. I still prefer the more rugged styling of the older models and the dashboard seems a bit bland, but it dosen't have overdone flair and glitz like other "luxury" models.
Easy shift AWD to 4LOCK, very balanced ride - especially in cornering, and smooth steering. Excellent headroom and plenty of comfortable seats for the family. All-in-all a very satisfying vehicle to drive.
Should have a tow package and 4 wheel independant traction control as standard. The glove box could stand to be bigger (I know, kind of nit-picky, but you can't cram much more than the owners manual in there)