1998 Dodge Durango SLT 4x4 5.2 Magnum V8 from North America
Overall, very well worth what I've put into it
Moisture corrosion of electrical contacts for alarm system (make sure under your floor mat is drying properly as this can and will happen to you) - Warranty repaired.
Water pump at 127,000 miles.
Lower ball joints at 94,000 - Warranty repaired.
Upper ball joints at 125,000 miles.
Evaporator at 123,000 miles.
Other than that, basic maintenance, brakes pads (rotors once because I waited too long), tires, tune-ups, light-bulbs, etc.
Not all Durango's are lemons, with over 135k miles and climbing, the work I've had done one mine is what I expected. I plan on buying a new one to replace this next year and by then I should have well over 150k.
Tires average 50-55k miles before I feel they are unsuitable for safety reasons.
First major tune-up was at 94k miles.
Some of the items I didn't like about my 98 (was ordered, not one of those "off the lot" deals) were subsequently corrected in later models.
Suggestions - figure out how much you drive and get the Maximum Care warranty, even though I barely used mine, any time I went to the dealer they took care of the problems with little or no fuss. If your dealer is a problem - find another dealer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th September, 2003