1999 Dodge Durango Reviews - Page 32 of 34

1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.3 V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 5.3 V-8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired140 miles
Most recent distance7350 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

For 30k, look before you leap

Faults:

The transmission wouldn't shift, replaced by the dealer, it took 5 days, loaner car was provided.

The power windows at the back went out, the dealer replaced all 4 motors.

Fit and finish suck for a 30k truck.

Front-end ball joints seem to be an ongoing problem for Durango's.

This truck has a 25 gallon gas tank and a huge appetite for gas. I average 10 m.p.g.

General Comments:

The 318 is a stout motor, not a tire scorcher though.

I have since traded to an Isuzu Rodeo LS. Much better truck in all aspects, and a 10 year warranty to boot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 2001

27th Mar 2003, 13:23

10 mpg? Do you drive uphill all the time while towing a horse trailer? I've got a cherry '99 Durango with 80k and get 18 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Try taking it out of afterburner chief.

Getting rid of a Durango for a Rodeo? I'm speechless.

20th Mar 2006, 22:36

99 Durango SLT 70k miles. Average 13mpg in town, 18 highway. Rear Driver side door lock acting up, but other than that, it's a gem... (knock on wood)

1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.9 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

Maintenance Nightmare

Faults:

Power Windows quit working at 12,000 miles and fixed by dealer. New engine installed at 33,000 miles. New fuel injectors at 36,000 miles. Needs new internal computer because of short at 48,000 miles. Also needs new transfer case seals and tubing to transmission oil cooler replaced because of leaks.

General Comments:

The Durango has been a very comfortable car and is fun to drive.

I would never buy another Durango again however because of all the mechanical problems I have had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th July, 2001

8th Dec 2004, 14:41

I used to love our 2001 dodge durango until the problems began. So far we have had to replace power window regulators and various hoses, to prevent the car from overheating. This year,2004, we our without our truck, due to engine failure. The options for us are buy a new engine or get a new truck. It seems like such a waste of money because we cannot get a good trade in value for the vehicle. AWW well, that's life!

1999 Dodge Durango 4x4 SLT Plus 5.2 VB from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.2 VB Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

A love hate relationship

Faults:

Paint bubbled and the clear coat started dulling in areas on the hood. Dealership repainted it 2 times because the first time they left runs in the paint.

A/C not cooling properly - dealer fixed 2 times in a 1 year period.

Engine overheated... overdrive light came on... was stranded in fear of driving the vehicle. Vehicle was towed to the local dealer where purchased... was told there was nothing wrong, that I must have accidentally pushed a button or something. What button do you push to make this happen I ask? You'll have to bring it back if it happens again. OK I replied... put this in writing and if I it causes major damage... you're responsible. It happened again and I was right in front of the dealer... pulled in and told them to take a look.. slow coolant leak. HMMMMM...

Car stalled on me in rushhour traffic going 40 miles an hour on the freeway... car towed to the dealer... fuel sensor was replaced. Two weeks later.. car won't start and was towed to my home because the dealership was closed. Roadside assistance wouldn't arrange a way for me to get home. Wrecker driver took me home. Wrecker driver informed me that it was not the battery because everything else works.. sounds like the fuel pump.

Car won't start.

General Comments:

When will I be stranded again?

Roadside assistance... and the service manager at dealership were very rude. Had to contact Dodge Chrysler headquarters to get my problems fixed.

Vehicle is warranted for 75,000 miles - then I'll say "goodbye".

Dealership has done the normal maintenance on the vehicle - so they can't use that as an excuse for its current or future problems!

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

Review Date: 20th May, 2001

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