2000 Dodge Durango Reviews - Page 12 of 24

2000 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.9 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Great Power, but need to recall some stuff on it

Faults:

Speed Sensor in the Transmission went out within the first 100 miles I had it. Cost me over 600 dollars to repair.

Door Actuator's make high pitch sound when locking or unlocking and driver's side won't lock or unlock with remote. Very annoying.

General Comments:

Love the power.

Seats are very uncomfortable.

Gas mileage is horrible.

Love the look.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2004

2000 Dodge Durango SLT Magnum V8 Magnum from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V8 Magnum Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance74000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Nice, but there are nicer SUV's out there

Faults:

Recently I heard a noise in the front part of the vehicle. It appears that my transfer case is leaking.

My ball joints are worn out prematurely.

General Comments:

The car in of itself is a pretty solid vehicle. However there are numerous quirks with the whole drive train system.

The drive train is also very noisy and the noise intensifies when you are driving slowly.

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

Review Date: 8th May, 2004

2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9 Gas from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.9 Gas Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

No

Faults:

Window motors for Front Right and Rear left door.

Electric lock motor on Right door.

Switch for electric windows for both rear doors.

Ball Joint in Front suspension.

Fuel sensor & resistor (this took 3 trips to figure out, 2 to the dealer which they couldn't figure out and 1 to a private mechanic who hit is first time)

Worst of all, fault in the throttle housing cause the throttle to stick open, crashed the car into a pole.

General Comments:

First, my wife and I LOVE this Durango for the looks and comfort of the car. We live in CA and have taken this up and down the state, VERY comfortable and roomy. Also, have taken it skiing with friends piled into the car, more than enuogh room with 6 adults and ski stuff ontop of the SUV. Handling in the snow was awsome.

Now, the bad part. This is our 2nd SUV and both have been maintenance nightmares. We need an SUV for kids, but this thing is in the shop more than not. We have 4 other cars, Porsche, BMW, Conquest and Fiero. The SUV by far spends more time in the shop and it is the NEWST of all the cars. However, we put up with it because we need an SUV and we truely do love the car when it is working properly.

Dodge mechanics are idiots to say the least. We have been to three different dealships in the bay area, all three are totally incompetent. Thank God I am done with the manufacturer warranty and onto the extended warranty where I can go to anyone.

Lastly, there was a flaw in the throttle body for which the throttle was stuck open, my wife was driving, freaked her out. Everything was repaired, but Dodge really dropped the ball, our insurance company and lawyers had to step in to get things right.

Overall, love the looks and comfort of the SUV. However, quality control and reliability leave a lot to be desired.

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

Review Date: 28th April, 2004

2000 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 5.9 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.9 V8 Automatic
Distance when acquired49200 miles

Faults:

49200 Just picked up my USED 2000 SLT Plus fo $15,000 and am already planning of a few weekends of work.

General Comments:

I knew about the ball joints and head gasket going in so this will not be an issue. I also have a 1985 Jeep CJ-7 (Durango as the two vehicle) so I am already familiar with vehicle mait.

This is the only car that I wanted

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

Review Date: 23rd March, 2004

23rd Mar 2004, 18:39

You paid $15,000 for a car that has almost 50,000 miles on it? You got freekin ripped off.

25th Mar 2004, 08:45

I live in San Diego, CA so even living here is a rip-off.

Oh the land of sunshine a a buck fifty per gallon :-)

10th Dec 2004, 08:52

It looks as though there is a recall investigation for the ball joints in Durangos and Dakotas 2000-2003. I am hoping so since I have already replaced mine on my 2000 Durango last year. 45,000 miles.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 86 reviews