2000 Dodge Durango SLT+ 4.7L Magnum from North America

Summary:

Best vehicle I have ever owned. Will own one again

Faults:

30,000 - brake pads.

50,000 - brake pads.

100,000 - new spark plugs.

110,000 - new rotors and pads (back brakes still great!)

120,000 miles - replaced ball joints.

140,000 - front wheel bearings.

180,000 - changed plugs for fun.

General Comments:

This truck is seriously fast and extremely comfortable. We got this truck with only 8200 miles on it, and have never experienced engine sludge with it. We use Mobil 1 full synthetic, and changed it every 4,000 miles on the dot.

This was the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned, And I will own another one.

In the end (when I sold it), it had over 184K on it, and it ran better than new! I had done numerous mpg/performance increase mods, including twin cold air intake with K&N filters, Superchips, exhaust, throttle body and TBS, performance plugs. I beat the S*&^ out of this truck every day and it never broke. EVER. In the end she did 60 in under 7 seconds and ran the 1/4 t 93mph, BEAST IN THE SNOW, Nothing could STOP IT! MPG after all the mods was 21MPG going 75 on the interstate.

I can't believe any of these people on this site could ever have a complaint about this truck, and to the people who get engine sludge, MAYBE TRY A DIFFERENT OIL BRAND? SWITCH TO FULL SYNTHETIC AND GET MPG + LONGER ENGINE LONGEVITY.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2011

2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L from North America

Summary:

Worst gas mileage and handling ever!

Faults:

OMG!!! This truck is super fast! Couldn't ask for a more powerful truck. Top speed of about 130mph. It will pass up most things on the highway except a gas station. Gas mileage is the worst!

And the ride is soo unsmooth! Feels like the truck's just sitting on the frame with no suspension.

The locks on the doors are crazy, and randomly lock at times, and make a crazy buzzing noise, which I've learned they all do.

The handling is the worst! I would never buy another Durango. Fast, but not cheap at all. For all you truck lovers, stick with a Ford!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd February, 2011

6th Oct 2013, 18:04

A truck is a truck. They're not designed for handling and ride. Sure, they try, but it's always going to be a truck. Unless you want a Honda Ridgeline or something with zero payload capacity, you're going to have to compromise for functionality.

2000 Dodge Durango RT 5.9 V8 from North America

Summary:

Not a good car, breaks down a lot

Faults:

Radiator went out, transmission completely blew, water pump, gaskets, brakes, total dash/heater/air conditioner went out, suspension.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st February, 2011

2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7 from North America

Summary:

Could not ask for more

Faults:

Have replaced the upper and lower ball joints at Monro for $900, then went home and cried; that was after fighting with the service writer to get the cost down from $1300.00...

Had an old neighborhood guy do the brakes and rotors.. then rear brakes... passenger side bearing.

Replaced a battery and a sensor on the power steering pump..

Just had some body rust repair done, and found black matching OEM molded running boards; put them on, along with new tires, and fell back in love. She is black on black leather with tinted windows.

I fixed the door lock mechanism myself in the garage with great success. That crazy little octopus in your door with about six color coded rods fishing through your door; pure insanity, lots of beer.

Do regular oil changes and try to baby her. She is unstoppable in the snow of Buffalo, NY. Nice higher ride height, and not a big fat sloppy piggy, like an Expedition or Tahoe.

Has third row seats, always feels safe, and very comfortable to stretch out while traveling with the wife and kids.

General Comments:

Would not trade her for the world... well maybe.. not.

Interior is beyond great condition; dark charcoal leather, dark carpets. Kids can puke, spill stuff, scuff stuff etc, and I clean her down, vacuum it up, and it still looks great, and is very comfortable...

Ergonomic engineers of the world; 6ft tall guys have legs and don't want to feel like they are in a cockpit with their nuts crushed all the way to Florida. Have blasted this glorified station wagon back and forth to Florida three times with never a break down. Always feel comfortable, safe and roomy for all of our stuff. Have Walmart cheapy TVs strapped on the front seats and the kids love them.

I love the look of her too; tough, nice stance. It's SLT model with bigger tires.

It has proven to be a very nice reliable SUV that I hope to have for some time to come. People, buy one of these over a mini-van any day, please.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2010