2001 Dodge Durango Consumer Review: Reliable Durango without hemi

2001 Dodge Durango - Consumer Review

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Sport 4dr SUV (4.7L V8 4-speed Automatic)

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Reliability Value
Reliable Durango without hemi
By M1a1commander on


2001 Dodge Durango Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


I purchased this Durango the week before 9-11-01. I put 24,000 miles the first 2 years. The vehicle did not have any issues the first 3 years. I did get 17-19 MPG on the highway. The cloth interior is better and longer lasting than the leather. The price of the Durango Sport was the best deal compared to the Ford Explorer Sport. I paid $21,000 for it new. Now, in Dec, 2005 The only issue I had was replacing the front wheel bearings. The clunking I heard was not the ball-joint issue I had received as a possible recall item. The Durango continues to have great overall reliability. I like the style better than the fatter Durango. Why get a hemi if it weighs 500 lbs more?

Best Features

Great styling, roomy, lots of cargo area. Decent Standard Stereo. Great heater. I liked that the rear windows are all tinted and that heated rear glass with wiper are standard. This is the cheapest SUV with full features. All SUV are $5000 overpriced. SUV makers make a killing on overpriced SUVs

Worst Features

I am happy with the price I paid for it. The improvements such as a CD player standard can be compensated by using an MP3 player with a cassette adapter is much cheaper than installing a CD changer in the back. Painting the rear brake drums. rust made the rear wheel become rusted to the brake drum
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