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Won't sell my Durango
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By scott r
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1999 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I bought my Durango a little over 2
years ago and have been pleased. The
5.9L is very
thirsty but great power when needed.
Ride is trucklike but agile. Too much
wind and road noise at highway
speeds. Only problems have
been a tough-to-fix tranny leak that
has added up to $400 and a driver's
side power window motor(vehicle now
has 87000 miles). Great size but
would be nice to have enough for 4 x 8
sheet of plywood/sheetrock.
Aesthetically appealing interior and
exterior. ABS system poor on
snow/ice; I could stop faster
without. Have been thinking of
selling for less expensive payments
but it is too fun to drive and too
handy to get rid of.


Best Features

5.9 plenty of power. 4 wheel drive system great. Exterior looks appealing. 7 - 8 passenger seating. Rear heating and A/C great


Worst Features

5.9 very thirsty (10 mpg in town - and lucky to hit 15 mpg hwy). I think the 2004 Durango is addressing and attempting to fix deficiencies of earlier model.


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I LOVE MY DURANGO!!
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By betsman
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1999 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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My husband and I ordered our Durango and
took delivery on new year's eve 1998. I
have never ever regretted that day! I
absolutely would recommend this vehicle
to anyone and everyone. I think they
screwed up when they redesigned it for
2004! I have no plans to trade or sell
my durango. I love it! No mechanical
problems, albeit the normal wear and
tear (brakes, tires, etc.)


Best Features

3rd row seat, rear a/c, audio controls on steering wheel, handling and good looks!


Worst Features

gas mileage could use improving, but hey, it is a SUV and I don't know many that size that get "good" gas mileage!


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Large SUV feel in a small package
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ziggymon
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1999 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4dr SUV


Review

Purchased our 5.2L new in 1999. This
has been a wonderful vehicle. Yes, it
rides a little stiff, but so do most
other SUV's manufactured back then.
However, the stiff ride allows for
great cornering ability. Everyone
knocks the gas milage. Have you
checked other V8's fuel economy? Have
you replaced your air filter? We just
added a K&N air filter and are now
getting 20 mpg on the highway! That's
a 2 to 3 mpg improvement. As for the
power....WOW! Passing has never been
easier! And the pinging has all but
disapeared. The truck has been nearly
trouble free. Complete the scheduled
maintenance and you shouldn't have any
major problems.


Best Features

Power, size, maneuverability, 7 passenger seating, sound system, styling


Worst Features

Don't change a thing!


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My Durango
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By kphillips2000
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1999 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I have loved my '99 Durango in the
three years I have owned it. It adapts
from traveling to work, to carting kids
to the game, to hooking the camper
behind and going on a trip. Its never
let me down with any sort of
maintenance issues.


Best Features

Absolutly love the optional third seat that folds down easily, the back air and the cup holders!


Worst Features

My only suggestion would be the gas milage - it does have room for improvement.


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Happy Trails!
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By Wally7
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1999 Dodge Durango SUV SLT 4dr SUV


Review

Like many the best day of my Durango
ownership was the day I traded it.
Constant problems with the electrics
(windows, locks, etc.) and then a
transmission failure after 61k miles of
soccer patrol. So the "ram tough" V8
durango with "heavy duty towing package"
lost a tranny after 61k miles of hauling
kids to shcool and gym. Happy trails
Dodge, my fist and last.


Best Features

Power and the perfect size.


Worst Features

How about a reliable powertrain and electrics that don't fail every 10k miles.


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