Used 2004 Dodge Durango Consumer Reviews
A good driving street/highway vehicle. This vehicle served its purpose for 14 years. No major mechanical issues.
Bought this first year of this generation and had the first Hemi throw a rod after 2 years 11 months and over 100K miles replaced with Jasper, the Keyfob system got nuts until those modules were replaced , then the engine needed computer updates to stop turning off while driving and not accelerating. So after say summer 2011 it became used less often as the third car- the hauler and Snowtank . Just this past week the while on a highway trip at just under 170,000 I got the Hemi Tick - basically the crankshaft and lobes are most definately messed up . No 3rd engine and no massive engine job on the old girl just waiting for other suspension issues and transmission issues. I figured in the 16 years even with all the major repairs it still cost me under 300 a month aside from gas. Best part about it this year was the Hemi 5.7L did not have MDS. so around town got 12-13mpg and never more than 20 on the highway. Can't say I'd buy another Hemi because they still have the Hemi Tick all waiting to happen could be 50,000 or it could be 150,000. It's a design shortcoming and it specifically targets shorthaul drivers and idlers the most.