2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
For the most part, I'm happy with the
vehicle. Fun to drive, has enough
power, looks nice, easy to maneuver,
controls are all accessible, sound
system is fine. A few problems -- AC
is abyssmal (I live in PHX and on a hot
day it literally cannot get the car
cool, even after an hour drive),
sometimes the car slips out of gear,
struggles a bit to wake up on a cold
morning (and cold is relative in PHX).
Seat configurations are handy -- good
for Home Depot. Enough power for my
needs. AWD/4WD work well. Comfortable
Air Conditioning output is horrible.
Test drive this on a hot day!
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
With over 30,000 miles of ownership I
can tell you my Durango has been one of
the best vehicle experiences I have
ever enjoyed! My Durango is just as
exciting to get in as it was the day I
took it home. 4.7 Engine runs like a
top! Brakes with anti-lock feature
have saved me numerous times! Drivers
seat lumbar bladder is the only item
that has failed since new car delivery
day. The steering of this vehicle is
The stereo-Infinity sound is AWESOME!!
Anti-spin rear end has saved me tires
and accidents, not to mention how fun
corner taking is with this feature.
Air conditioning is weak and that is my
only complaint. I previously owned a
Ford Windstar and the Air literally
blew ICE COLD-I had to turn it off.
Wish my Durango was the same.
This is my second Durango. I have
only had it a few months and it is
wonderful! I purchased a 2002 only
after my 2001 was totaled. I was rear
ended by someone going 55 mph while I
was at a stand still. I did one
complete roll across a highway, but I
walked away. The person in the other
car wasn't so lucky-alive but hurt. I
wanted a Nissan Altima until the
accident, now I will drive nothing but
a Durango. It held up like a champ
and I know I am alive because of the
way it is built. Highly recommend
My wife loved the look of the
Durango. The sale was high pressure,
but we did get a very good deal $7000
below sticker price. When we got it
the ground strap wasn't hooked up, the
rear washer didn't work, and the
folding seats stuck,lack of attention
to detail. They worked on the seat
twice and still it doesn't work that
good, a poorly designed and finished
hinge/latch piece. The battery died
at 24,000 miles and it runs rough if
it hasn't run for a while. I do my
own maintance, the lack of a gasket of
the transmission pan is just stupid.
Our dealer service experiences have
been terrible and we will never again
buy a Dodge or Chyrsler product.
Third row seats, rear air.
Overall better attention to detail, it
just appears rough.