1999 Dodge Durango Reviews - Page 3 of 34

1999 Dodge Durango SLT from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Previous carInfiniti Q45

Faults:

I've had my Durango for about a year. About a month ago, it started dying on me. I was in a drive-thru line on my way to work and it completely turned off. It would turn over, but wouldn't stay on.

I had it towed to mechanic. He said he couldn't get a read, so he put a fuse back in that I had to remove for the radio to work! It died again a week later. I had it towed to him once again. He drove it for a couple of days, and didn't experience any problems, except for the AC. He wanted to replace the AC compressor. I told him to hold off because it just didn't sound right.

The next time it stalled was at a red light, but it turned back on. Later that day it died at a left turning lane and would not come back on. I took it to a mechanic that a friend was very confident in. He knew it was the ECM and said it's a common problem with Dodges. I am finally getting it back today. Total cost will be about 775.

Glad I found this site, and saw that I'm not being ripped-off and this is common.

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

Review Date: 2nd September, 2008

1999 Dodge Durango LST V8 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carBuick Rendezvous

Summary:

I wouldn't buy another

Faults:

The vehicle is often hard to start if it is starting cold. I have learned through trial and error that I have to turn the key to the on position for about a minute, pump the gas at least once, then turn on the car. After that it has to run for a min. of 5 minutes. If I don't do this, it will stall out on me. Sometimes I can keep it from stalling by pumping the break a few times and for some reason it won't stall out. If I don't do this, it will continue to stall and 5 minutes seems to work best.

General Comments:

Seems to have power once it gets going.

Had an overheating issue, but has been resolved.

A real gas hog!

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

Review Date: 18th August, 2008

1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired168000 miles
Most recent distance168500 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

I love Dodge Durangos

Faults:

At the present time my check engine light is on, but I will soon fix that.

General Comments:

I personally love Durangos, I grew up driving sports cars like Camaros, Trans Ams and Corvettes, but as I got older and had a family, I tried the Durango. I now own 2, and if I could have my way, I would buy one in every color and engine combo from 1998 to the present. Let's face it, I am now a Durango lover for life!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2008

1999 Dodge Durango ? Magnum 5.9L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.9L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Mirage

Summary:

Mostly love relationship, occasionally hate, but who doesn't with any car?

Faults:

Had to replace the PCM and am still trying to fix the problem a year later when the check engine light came on. Mechanics (including dealership) state the PCM needs to be replaced again!! After doing further research online about this found THIS IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBER!! If you buy this car KEEP THIS NUMBER you may need it:

Dodge Engine Control Units

1-800-685-1925.

You should be fine other than that, I haven't had any other problems with the vehicle.

General Comments:

Love the Durango, roomy, good for family, good for travel, bad for MPGs with gas prices at over $4/gal, but still like the vehicle. Makes me feel safe being in a bigger sized car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2008

1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired122000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

Excellent 4x4

Faults:

I got my 99 Durango June 23 08. It had some issues when test drove it at the used car dealer where I got it. It needed a water pump and a O2 sensor.

I noticed that the oil pressure was right under 40. So gave it an oil change and put 4qts of Max Life 20-50 and 1qt of Lucas oil stabilizer in, and the pressure is up at 60. The dealer or people they got it from were using too thin of an oil for the mileage this car has.

Three days after I bought it, I took a trip to California towing a fully loaded trailer, total weight 2500 pounds and about 800 in the car. On the way back to Arizona I had 3000 pounds and 1500 in the car; not one problem there and back! It towed well. It has plenty of power when you need it, and no over-heating.

General Comments:

I think the the car is great, maybe for now who knows.

All I can say is that I've owned 5 Chrysler products out of 53 cars with the Durango now. A 1977 Chrysler Cordova with a 360 Magnum, 1976 Dodge Charger with a 318, 1977 Plymouth Voyager full size van "4 wheel drive" with a 318, and I still have and drive every day a 1977 Dodge 1 ton tow truck with a 360, and a Dodge tradesman 200 full size van with a 360. Not one of these Chrysler products has ever let me down.

The funny thing is you might think I praise them because I'm a die-hard Chrysler guy... but the case is I'm an Oldsmobile guy!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2008

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