2000 Dodge Durango SLT Magnum 5.9L 360HP

Summary:

If someone offers you a free Durango, don't accept it!

Faults:

Steering, coils, electronics, fans, sensors etc.

General Comments:

This car is too complex for the average Joe. Too many issues to sort out when it goes bad, which can be often and different than anything you have ever experienced. Be prepared to seek the assistance of a mental health professional if you buy this vehicle, and a bankruptcy lawyer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd October, 2014

26th Oct 2014, 04:26

Someone who buys an old, high mileage vehicle and does not expect to have to make repairs... likely does need "the assistance of a mental health professional".

27th Oct 2014, 02:38

It's probably due to taking the truck off road and pushing it pretty hard as opposed to the mileage. The miles could have been gentle highway miles for all we know.

2000 Dodge Durango V8

Summary:

Dodge Durangos are lemons

Faults:

Drive shaft fell out and hit the transfer case, cracking it in half.

Rear end went a few months after I bought it.

Car chewed through batteries. Mechanics (4 different ones) could not figure it out. Alternator was fine (new batteries). Finally had to put a switch on the battery. Had to turn the battery "off" at night or the car wouldn't start in the morning.

Strange problem where sometimes when backing up it would seize up and be stuck, then suddenly engage! Transmission was ruled out; turned out the brakes were sticking and catching on metal.

Universal ball joint went a few months after I bought it.

The car pulled to the right badly.

Air conditioning stopped working abruptly this summer.

Speakers started making a horrible noise "bap bap bap" so I couldn't listen to the radio.

General Comments:

This gas guzzling lemon was by far, without a doubt, the very WORST vehicle I have EVER owned. Yeah they look nice, but never have I had a vehicle literally fall apart within months of buying it. I'm car-less now as I refuse to sink any more money into this piece of garbage. I'll never ever buy another Dodge. I'm a Chev/GMC girl, and this was my first non GM car, and I'd never buy another Dodge piece of junk ever.

I'm going to scrap this thing because I couldn't sell it to anyone unless they agreed that they wanted a lemon for parts or whatever. I'm very disappointed by Dodge. Would never recommend this truck to anyone!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th October, 2013

14th Oct 2013, 11:57

Before you declare a make a "lemon", try owning a new or newer one. It's very unfair to declare a brand a lemon based on your sample of an old, pretty well used up vehicle.

19th Oct 2013, 10:05

I put 300k on one. Granted, very easy commuter mileage vs working hard, but it made it. I was in Jiffy Lube once a month with oil changes as a company car. It was comfortable with great room. I had some O2 sensor issues, 2 batteries, tires brakes, but the same engine. It looked almost new when I sold it. I ran it through the car wash every week and had it detailed a lot. Mileage was about 10 MPG average. It was great in winters; never got stuck.

2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9 Magnum

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

The radiator cap broke at 135,000.

Seats began to wear at 145,000.

Tranny blew at 80,000.

General Comments:

This car is just like any other American-made car; it's super fast in a straight line, but it cannot handle turns.

Gas mileage is crap, around 10 for me because I have a lead foot, so don't buy this car if you want something that's good with gas mileage. This is the performance version of the Durango, not the everyday family SUV.

Stiff suspension, but again it is the R/T version.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2013

2000 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L

Summary:

It is the best automobile that I have had

Faults:

So far nothing has gone with it. I have done all required scheduled maintenance, and always have my mechanic check if there is anything he hears or sees that may need to be done, and so far, nothing.

General Comments:

I've read a lot of comments that people have about the Durango, and so far I have not experienced any of that, and I am the 2nd owner now for about a year and a half.

I am really pleased with the Durango and its performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2012