The Durango is a great vehicle, just poorly manufactured
In the first year I owned my Durango, I replaced the tensioner pulley, water pump, power steering pump, air conditioning unit, ball joints, u-joint, tie rods. Costing over $1800 in parts alone (my boyfriend is a mechanic, so no labor cost).
I have also had problems with the rear brakes hanging up and locking up. Every piece of hardware, adjuster, wheel cylinder, brake lines, calipers, pads, rotors, and anything else related to brakes has been replaced twice with the brakes continuing to drag periodically. My boyfriend did them once, and then took it to a local shop with no luck in fixing the problem.
Now overdrive has gone out in transmission, requiring a rebuild.
I love my Durango, and think it's a great SUV. I love the look of the older models.
My 5.9L is quick on the street, and has the power to go off road with no problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th February, 2011