Gas mileage is exactly what I expected. It averages 13 mpg city, and 16 highway.
The interior of the Durango SLT with leather is very comfortable. It's a nice place to be in a raging snowstorm at 1:30a.m. on the way to the ski slopes.
I purchased this Durango with 62,000 miles on it and the steering is smooth and tight. It is a pleasure to drive on twisty mountain roads. The combination of engine power and nice suspension handling make it fun to drive this heavy truck.
Perhaps due to the problems some people are experiencing, and the looming possible recall for balljoint problems, the resale value of the Durango is among the lowest in it's class.
This makes the vehicle a bargain if it's purchased as a "certified" used vehicle, with an extended warranty. I suspect that either the previous owner might have experienced all the problems and repaired them, or the dealer that sold me the vehicle performed a lot of preventive maintenance. Whatever the case, I have driven 30,000+ miles with nothing other than regular oil changes.
My Durango is warranted through 2007 or 162,000 miles. I probably won't keep it that long, but I have had a really carefree ownership period!