1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L V8 from North America
Awesome people; boat; kayak hauler and off-road vehicle
Replaced battery at 125,000 miles (4 years)
ABS processor failed at 100k miles (not repaired)
Replaced ball joints and related parts at 135,000 miles (5 years)
I have been very happy with this truck. I drove 25k miles per year for the first 4 years of ownership in hot Texas, now about 10k miles per year in the Pacific North West.
I tow a 6,500lb boat a couple of miles every few weeks (this is above the recommended tow capacity) and have not had a problem. (I use 4WD Low setting).
It has always had oil and fluids changed when recommended and all regular services.
I had ball joints etc. replaced at around 135k miles, a reasonable duration given the service I have put this truck to.
Only major problem that I have not resolved is ABS does not work. I hated the ABS processor anyway, it is far too slow to be truly effective and I now operate the vehicle with perfect brakes - but no ABS.
Mechanic friend says that many owners neglect maintenance and suffer (or sell to sufferer!) as a consequence.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2006