I wanted to like the Durango...
By IntelManager on
2007 Dodge Durango SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
As the title says, I wanted to like the Durango. It truly saddens me to see what has happened to the American auto manufactures and I will always buy from the big three, but this Durango was the bottom of the barrel. First let me say that I have owned several fullsize SUV's and trucks: 2000 Ford Expedition, '02 Chevy Tahoe, '04 Chevy Avalanche, '05 Dodge Ram 1500, and now this '07 Durango. This truck drives and rides like a horse drawn wagon. It is hands down the worst handling vehicle I have EVER driven. I think I would rather drive a Mack truck on a daily basis. Then gas mileage...oh man, each of my previous trucks got significantly better mileage. Overall, a huge disappointment
DVD system, Sirius radio, heated seats; but all of these features can be found in other vehicles, so no real redeeming value here for the Durango.
Start from the ground up on a new Durango. I would build it using the Dodge Ram chassis. I believe part of the poor handling is due to there being too much vehicle on too small of a chassis. Better gas milage, come on Dodge, a Chevy Suburban get equal or better milage and is 25% bigger!