1998 Dodge Durango XLT 4 X 4 5.9 V8 from North America
Beautiful, but flawed workmanship
The paint started falling off the second we drove out of the dealership. It was peeling off in sheets, and the dealer nor the manufacturer would even help us cover the cost. Cost us $3000 to redo all the paint in the original color, which has been discontinued.
Just today the water pump failed and the rear differential is on its way out.
All leather seating is deteriorating faster than any other leather I've ever seen.
The transmission always revs too high, and no one can explain why to me. I've been told it's not a problem, but I can't believe that.
I am appalled at the way Daimler/Chrysler are dealing with this flawed vehicle. Everyone I've spoken to has told me that these are common problems, and that the manufacturer is in no way entitled to help us.
My feeling is that when I spend $30,000 on a vehicle, it should run great and be made with superior materials. Not to mention that the paint shouldn't fall off!!
I love the idea of this car, I just am so disappointed in the machinery and workmanship.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th April, 2003
12th Jun 2003, 23:51
I to recently purchased a used 1998 Dodge Durango 4 x 4.
My truck has a 5.2l motor and it cannot pass up a gas station. I get about 14 mpg. I feel that I bought a junk truck.
12th Oct 2003, 23:59
I bought a used 98 Dodge Durango six months ago. I am not very pleased with this vehicle. My engine roars every time I take off from a stop position, when my A/C is running. Is this normal? MY mechanic said it was. The roar gives me very poor gas mileage, around 11 miles to the gallon. Anybody else have this problem?