1999 Dodge Durango Reviews - Page 27 of 34

1999 Dodge Durango SLT V8 Magnum from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V8 Magnum Automatic
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

PAIN

Faults:

My transmission started slipping just this Monday. Brought back to dealer I jsut bought it from. They sent it to a Dodge dealer, who overhauled the transmission and claims that it went because I never serviced the transmission. In speaking with other transmission specialist, they tell me that Dodge is full of malarkey. Dodge refuses to cover this repair and I am not happy. Never again will I deal with Dodge. They do not stand behind their product.

General Comments:

Durango has poor quality transmissions obviously.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th November, 2002

1999 Dodge Durango XLT 4X4 5.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance47500 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Best car, lots of room

Faults:

About the only thing that has gone wrong with our Durango is that the battery in the keyless entry key chain has died twice.

We do regular maintenance and have it checked at the dealer.

Had to replace the brakes at 45,000. I tend to ride the brakes.

Our Durango didn't fair to well with towing. We did not intend to do any towing when we purchased it. We installed a hitch and rented a trailer. The Durango had problems pulling the mountains here in Colorado.

General Comments:

We've leased this vehicle for the past 3 years. Have not had a better car. Lots of room for the kids and dogs. Lots of leg and head room. Lots of places to put drinks, etc.

I was in an accident with the Durango about a year ago and there wasn't hardly any damage to the Durango, the Ford I hit was a complete loss.

We've had this Durango in some really tough spots here in Colorado. The 4x4 works great for off-roading and is a life saver in the snow and ice.

The engine has a lot of power. If you want a car with good gas mileage, don't get a Durango. If you want a car that will hold 7 and has lots of extras, get a Durango.

Seats 7 with no problem.

This is the best car we have ever owned. It gets us where we want to go and gets to places other people can't go. We are already planning to lease our second Durango this spring.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2002

1999 Dodge Durango LX from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

An expensive and unreliable source of transportation

Faults:

- The dealership was never able to take care of the ticking in hatchback when it was opened or closed.

- My transmission went out at 69,000 miles.

-My thermostat went out at @ 71,000 miles.

- My radiator went out at @ 72,000 miles

- A hose went out right after that at @ 73,000 miles.

General Comments:

Maybe this is why Dodge has now added back the 70,000 miles warranty back in, they realize that is the magic number and as you can see, my problems have occurred close to it.

When I purchased the car in 1999, Dodge was not offering the 70,000 warranty, so I had to pay for all of my repairs out of my pocket. I have spent @$2600.00 for repairs in less than 8 months.

The sad thing is that I no longer feel I can depend on this $30,000 vehicle in which I am still having to pay 3 more years of payments on.

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

Review Date: 7th October, 2002

24th Sep 2004, 08:03

As with any vehicle, to cover your self the options is always available to puchase an extended warranty. I have and always will purchase this warranty, yes it will cost you. I have used this and generally within the first repair beyond the manufacturers it has paid for it self.. I hope this will help future purchases :)

1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.9 Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carMercury Villager

Summary:

Very poor

Faults:

Electric door locks failing to lock at 2,000 miles.

Driver's side door window actuator failed at 35,000 miles.

Oil pressure drops to ZERO periodically.

Uneven wear on front tires. The dealer claims this to be a "normal characteristic" of the Durango model.

General Comments:

Don't buy a Durango.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th October, 2002

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