1998 Dodge Durango SLT 318 from North America
A wonderful joy to own and operate!
Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this vehicle.
I did however have to replace the upper and lower ball-joints prior to state inspection. This was expected.
This is the second during we've owned. The first one was also a 1998 but with a 360V8 instead of this one's 318V8.
We sold the first one so we could buy our 1998 Dodge Ram.
Anyway, we love our each of our Durango's. These SUV's have a unique look that sets them apart from all of the "Me too wannabees".
Before anyone can claim that we're biased. Let's set the record straight. We've owned vehicles from all the big three and most every import under the sun with the exception of Mercedes, Volvo and Saab.
All of the Dodge's we've owned were by far the most reliable and dependable vehicles.
Someone else posted that these vehicles aren't for the casual owner who habitually avoids routine maintenance. I may tend to agree. I'm a skilled and disciplined 'shade-tree-mechanic'. All of my vehicles are extremely well maintained.
I would strongly recommend the Dodge Durango to anyone willing and able to maintain what is a fine SUV!
It's got more than ample power out of the box. There's after-market support to improve stock power and suspension if you so choose.
Bottom line: This SUV tows like a gorilla is strong and blasts through 2-foot deep snow effortlessly.
Only suggestion: Get rid of the stock Goodyear Wrangler tires and upgrade to BF Goodrich AT/KO's!!! You will love your SUV :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2003