I've always liked the looks of the Dodge Durango which attracted me to them in the 1st place. I have driven 2 different Durangos for a 10 yr period and am seriously considering purchasing a new one. The only thing I've replaced since 2000 is the brakes and an electric window mechanism
I have 90,000 miles and 2 pistons broke. Rebuilt engine and repairs are $7,200. I had been having problems with the engine for 6 months. The 4.7 litter engine costs as much as a racing engine. Until the problems and the price I really enjoyed my Durango. The front suspension makes noise sometimes. Ive had it checked and they said everything was tight, but it doesnt sound like it. I want to lift it but 99 was the last year I can find a decent lift kit for.2000 can only be lifted 3 inches and thats not worth the cost of the lift.
The 4 wheel drive works well. Good power.
The transmision is very low. Can't go 4x4 in deep or tall terain
Just hit 75K miles and extremely pleased. Bought new in 2000. I read a few ugly reviews here and I wonder if that's because they don't have the 4.7 - solid engine. Or it could be that they drive hard (ie floor it regularly, take corners hard, etc). I also laugh at those who complain about gas mileage - Hello, this is a full- size SUV! Did they think you were buying a hybrid? I've only had a few minor bugs. I'll keep driving the Durango hopefully for another 75K.
Old classic Durango body style (Dodge should back to this), 4.7 engine, 3rd row seat and fun for the very occasional off-road venture.
A/C is not that strong, but I live in Phoenix where it reached 114 today, so I can't compain too much.
It does have some rattles and pops but with 105,000 miles, not too bad. Great towing SUV. Pulls our camper with no problems with the 5.9, 360 engine. Have had to replace some motor components but nothing real costly.