1997 Dodge Durango Review from North America

1997 Dodge Durango 305

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 305 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carMercury Cougar


Not worth sticker price, with low trade in value


Brakes squeaked and caused car to pull to the right.

Driver side rear window dropped to bottom of door.

Rotors bad and had to be replaced.

Driver side front window would not work.

Recall on gas tank holders to be replaced.

Passenger rear window not working.

Passenger front window quit working 3 times. Dealer paid for 2 repairs then stated that the third was not under warranty.

Air bag did not deploy after a head on collision with a deer.

General Comments:

Safety concerns due to airbag not deploying.

Company support of mechanical defects.

Does not get good gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th July, 2002

29th Apr 2010, 13:58

I am pretty sure that the Durango production didn't start until 1998. So are you sure you own this vehicle? :)

Average review marks: 4.0 / 10, based on 1 review