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By I Love My Durango
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2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Fine, the mpg isn't great but what it lacks in that dept. it makes up for in every other category. Had I known how great Durangos are when they were introduced I wouldn't have waited until 07 to buy my 03. It's great! Plenty of power from the 4.7 (enough to tow my 68 Charger project on a flat bed), excellent turning radius, very reliable and just plain fun to drive. From deep snow to dry pavement the Durango handles it all. A dead battery and window moulding are the only issues I've had in more than 2.5 years of ownership. I can haul 8 people with the front buddy seat up and even managed to get a large dining table, six chairs and four people in it once. I just love it. It's a 4x4 muscle car.


Best Features

Power, reliability, turning radius, style, toughness, almost everything.


Worst Features

That opening back glass is a good suggestion. MPG could obviously be better. Go back to the 98-03 body style although the 09s are starting to look better now.


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Big suprise
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By Mike
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2003 Dodge Durango Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Well, I must say that I have been pleasantley suprised with this vehicle. I have owned an Explorer and this Durango beats it hands down in every way! People are always quick to bad mouth Dodge but it has been my experience that vehicles take care of you when you take care of them...regular maintenance is key. This Durango is very comfortable and driving it around is fun. Great for long trips and also around town. Feels very solid and heavy. After driving this I could never go back to an Explorer, too small, too boring, and I had way too many problems with my FORD. If you are considering buying this vehicle, dont hesitate....trust me!!!


Best Features

comfortable ride, feels safe, great styling features compared to others in class


Worst Features

rear glass should open


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hot ride
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By lessy
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2003 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This car is fun to drive and does really good off t he road. It gets great gas mileage for being an suv and is one of the most comfortable riding cars I have ever ridden in. It has a lot of room but still is not too big to go places.


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Hits the mark.
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By Bruce
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2003 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Traditionally a gm owner, I bought my 03 Durango from a family friend because the price was right and it had 3 rows of seating for my growing family. Surprisingly, it gets the same fuel mileage as the rear drive Buick it replaced. In the year I have driven it I have repaired nothing and am very pleased. It does everything I want very well and makes no excuses for being a truck. A bit of a rough ride in the city, but great on the highway. With the great style and capability, I like this truck more than when I bought it. With winters in southern ontario getting more and more wild, the 4wd is great fun. I have started out in snow drifts up to the front grill with ease.


Best Features

amazing load weight capacity, 4wd with limited slip and 2 speed transfer case, leather interior with 3 rows of seating, sweetest sounding v8 I have ever owned


Worst Features

Split 3rd row seat back, manual transmission for increased fuel mileage


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By roger
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2003 Dodge Durango SXT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought my Durango in March 07. It only had 49000 miles, it now has 64000 miles. good power and reliability, i drove from MD to PA on several occasions the ride was very comfortable. drove cross country from MD to KS towing a nissan PU and the towing and power were excellent. the best SUV i have driven. better then the ford and chevy lines. the MPG is something to be disered about 12.5 to 13 miles to gallon, but i knew this when i bought it. the body still is tough looking but also classy. best SUV out there.


Best Features

body still, interior styling, ride and comfort


Worst Features

better MPG, sunroof, opening back glass without opening entire hatch and more preformance options for the 4.7.


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