1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L from North America
Good reliable truck
Transmission went at 154,000 miles.
Otherwise very reliable.
Have wandering miss in the motor now. Original spark plug wires so am going to replace them over the weekend and see if that fixes the problem.
Very comfortable SUV.
Problem with transmission is that cooler is in the radiator, has small passages, and clogs up cooking the transmission (according to the folks who sold me the used replacement transmission). I had my mechanic install an aftermarket performance cooler and hope the problem will be solved.
Gas mileage is about 17.5 miles per gallon in mixed driving. Not too good, but not too bad for a V8 SUV.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th August, 2004
8th Nov 2004, 09:33
Have you done anything to boost your gas millage? I have a 1999 SLT that has 121000 miles on it and my gas mileage is down to 10.3. The truck was bought used at 70,000 miles and since then, it has nothing, but highway miles on it. Going to the pump is a killer. So I was wondering if there is anything you have done to alter the gas millage.
9th Nov 2004, 13:56
Great Miles on your "D". I am also encouraged by this and hope to run mine to around 170-180,000 miles. It currently has 73,000 now. It's running strong and smooth without any problems. Anything special that you have done? I keep mine clean and serviced regularly. I hope that is enough. It sad to hear so many problems that people report, but it's great information also.
27th Oct 2004, 12:02
Wow, that is a lot of miles on the "D". Have you done anything special to keep it running? I am encouraged after reading many of the other post then reading yours. I currently have a 99 SLT with 74,000 miles. It runs great with no major problems. I would love to run it to around 150,000-170,000 thousand miles if I can. Any suggestions?