2000 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9 from North America
Can't maintain the unmaintainable!
Granted the car had 120k on it, but replaced a gizmo (don't remember what it was) so the car would not keep stopping.
Replaced the wiring, the fan, the shocks, the brakes.
The door lock front passenger is screwed up now, and so is the rear washer.
The vehicle is rear end skating (just started) and there is/was a leak back there.
I wanted to drive this vehicle; not have to understand it. It is a wonderful vehicle to drive when it is drivable, which has not been often. A humungous gas guzzler, but I knew that when purchased. Great engine power, but why do I have a feeling the tranny or diff is next?
The vehicle seems to list to the right; the alignment may also be off.
A person of normal means should not buy this vehicle, as its quirks get in the way of normal maintenance over and over again. A person of above average means should not buy it either, as it will drive you bonkers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th November, 2013
I once rented a Durango only because the rental office didn't have any sedans when I went in there. I had it for only about 7 hours, but that was enough for it to make me hate it.
And I had a 2003 loaded with 300k miles. It rode well, had nice room and was great in the Pocono winters. Never got stuck.
I liked it well enough to ask to keep it longer as a company vehicle. If it stunk, I would say so as it was not mine. Spent many hours on interstates in it.
It's not great on fuel and one trans was replaced, but it was a nice vehicle.
I have had some lousy company vehicles over nearly 30 years, but this was a nice one. It's rare to keep one this long.
I also loved the Crown Vics in the past. They never quit.