2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9 from North America
A well priced bargain 'till it breaks
Overall poor fuel economy.
Tonight coming home from dinner, It missed the 1-2 shift, banging into the red line 3 times before shifting into 2nd gear. Wife complains that the transmission "feels" like it is slipping. This is going to the dealership as soon as possible. Seems like all those rumors of piss poor transmissions are true.
I might as well drive a motor home for the gas mileage I get. I know it has the performance axle ratio, and all wheel drive. But really, my "hot rod" in high school ran 12's in the quarter and got better economy then this. What a piece. Last Sport Ute I EVER buy.
Dodge. Seems like a good deal till you own one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th June, 2002
I can't wait till I can sell mine. Less than a year old and it already is having transmission problems. A scary car to drive; goes all over the road.
Not to sure why everyone is complaining...It's a 5.9 V8...What did you expect, gas mileage of a Chevy Sprint! P.S. It's a 7000 lbs + vehicle, so it takes a little time to get use to. I bought mine right in 2000, and I've loved every minute of owning it. It drives like a dream, handles perfectly, and looks spectacular. Repairs, well what repairs aren't costly. How can you complain about repair costs of a couple hundred bucks, when the truck itself cost $50,000+. Don't beat the snot out of it, and you won't be repairing it that much. Plus, what other than a V8 can you get away with driving 20,000 km before an oil change (not recommended, but it can be done). I love it, and I'd buy another in a second... If the new ones didn't look like minivans!!
I bought my 2000 Durango 5.9 about four months ago, and I absolutely love it! My wife and I just had our fourth child and we needed a bigger vehicle and I just couldn't bear cruising around in a family van. The gas mileage is crap, but I think it's a fair sacrifice for the look and the power. And if your buying a Durango thinking the gas mileage will be good, come on, you better do some homework and go for another vehicle, it's all about the muscle in this thing! As for the notorious transmission problems, youre gonna have a problem out of any vehicle, and all the companies have one or two notorious problems. But if taken care of, you should be OK. Just like the last two comments if the new ones weren't so ugly I'd buy another in a second.