1999 Dodge Durango Reviews - Page 22 of 34

1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Magnum V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.9L Magnum V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired34 miles
Most recent distance87500 miles
Previous carHonda Passport

Summary:

A great family vacation vehicle

Faults:

I have had zero major problems with my Durango, but then I've also done all the required maintenance. I've had the major intervals done at the dealership, and done all the minor intervals either myself or through Valvoline Instant Oil Change.

Recently, I've had to do some maintenance, such as the Intake Air temperature sensor needed replaced, and it looks like I also need to replace the Output Speed Sensor, but I've driven 87000 miles in 4 years, so some maintenance is expected.

General Comments:

The biggest complaint I've had with my Durango is the poorly designed cargo area. It's either keep the 3rd row of seats up and have no appreciable cargo space, or lay the seat down and have your groceries flying all over the car. Other than that, the front cup holders are terrible as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2003

1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired36 miles
Most recent distance158000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Great vehicle

Faults:

The truck has started stalling at different speeds without any warning. Dealer has replaced fuel pump, fuel filter and tank level sending device. Vehicle still stalls. Co-pilot attached to vehicle is not giving any codes for problems that I am experiencing.

If anyone has experienced the stalling problem, I would be interested to see a post regarding a possible fix.

General Comments:

The Durango has been a low maintenance vehicle for me.

In 158,000 miles I have replaced:

3 sets of front brake pads.

1 set of front rotors.

3 sets of tires.

The fuel pump, fuel filter and level device.

This vehicle is still tight, even though it is riding on the original shocks and ball joints.

This vehicle has been the most trouble free vehicle that I have owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2003

11th Nov 2004, 19:35

We have a 1998 Durango with 130,000 miles on it (we bought it new). I still love my Durango and ours did the same thing, but it was easy to diagnose with ours. It was the oil filter. It plugged on us so make sure that isn't your problem & make sure it is tight.

1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

It's for sale for anyone who wants it

Faults:

Wonder where I should start. First two weeks after buying this Durango the driver side window assembly broke this was $160.00 repair. Next at 35,000 the right front wheel bearing assembly went bad $240.00 just for the part, no after market parts because its to new (right.) Next was an antifreeze leak had to have thermostat gasket replace. At 50,000 miles the idle wheel on fan belt started to make noise that was $27.00 and that one started to make noise after five miles of driving. Spay W-D 40 on it it stops for a few days than starts again. Now at 65,000 the right front top ball-joint has gone out and the grille is cracking. If you have a 1999 Durango you better rotate the tires every 3000 miles not 6000 because the front tires wear very bad and you'll lose your tires fast.

General Comments:

Very nice to drive The cab is roomy and comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th April, 2003

1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

High maintenance vehicle

Faults:

Where to start... at 31000 miles the driver's window assembly cables broke. Then at 32000 miles replaced rotors and front brakes because of jerking when you stop. Next at 33000 had to replace wheel bearing assembly in right front axle, no aftermarket parts, $227 just for the part. At 50000 miles had to replace fan belt idler wheel because it was making noise. Next I found that you have to rotate tires every 3000 miles not 6000 miles because front tires wear terribly. Then I had to replace right side upper ball joint. And then now at 65000 the front grille is cracked and also had to replace thermostat gasket because of anti-freeze leak. Also noticing oil pressure dropping when motor is warm.

General Comments:

The thing I like is style, comfort, and getting 16.5 miles/gallon.

Handles well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th April, 2003

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 123 reviews