2000 Dodge Durango SLT V8 5.2 from North America
I'm buying another one!!
I own a 2000 Durango, and am getting ready to buy my second; a 2003. I love everything about them (power, ride, room, comfort, stability,). But before I bought my first, I checked all the auto review sites to see what people had to say about them. Almost all the complaints I have read have something to do with the ball joints, so with a quick Google search, I found out that 2000-2003.5 ball joint have been recalled. I don’t know if people are paying little shops to fix their ball joint problem and paying for it, or taking them to the dealer for the recall. I figured I would write this reply, just so people know if they do have a problem with their ball joints, or do not want to buy a Durango because of this problem, it is a manufacturer recall that will be fixed for free.
Please don’t let this problem be the deciding factor in buying this vehicle. Like any major purchase, do your own research, but as far as I am concerned, they are an awesome overall SUV.
The only gripe I have is the gas mileage, but they aren’t much different than any other 4x4 I have researched.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th October, 2005