2001 Dodge Durango Reviews - Page 4 of 12

2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance86789 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

Great off-road

Faults:

Had a rat in the air box, and brake pads and rotors. Great truck.

General Comments:

Great truck if you take care of it. I beat the crap out of it, but as long as you change the oil and trans fluid, you're all set. Maybe if you take care of it and maintain it, you will be all set, ever thought of that?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2008

2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.9L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired26 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Great power, handling and looks, but borderline poor mechanical performance

Faults:

Transmission wiring shorted out after transmission rebuild. Mechanic told me it was common, but couldn't explain why it wasn't re-routed when rebuild was done.

Transmission needed rebuilding after 122,000 miles for ongoing shifting problems.

Heads needed replacing at 122,000 miles after noticed misfiring at high rpm.

Transmission electrical problems @ 100.00 miles

The fan only really works on high speed. The lower settings seem to be the same low speed.

General Comments:

- The R/T is a blast to drive even after 135,000 mile! Still has quick acceleration and sports car handling.

- I live in Alaska and it handles great in the winter. I can only think of 1 time getting stuck in deep snow.

- All-wheel drive is great when you hit a patch of ice, because the vehicle automatically adjusts. You don't have time to switch to 4WD when you're fish-tailing.

- Heated leather seats are heavenly!

- Lots of room in the back and 3rd row folds flat easily.

- I have towed trailers with topsoil and gravel with it, and the 5.9 is more than enough power to haul them.

- The pre-2004 shape is still my favorite. The bad roadster look is awesome.

- Because of mechanical problems after 100,000 mile, I would probably trade for another if I had to do it again.

- You have to be aggressive with service managers otherwise they will walk all over you. They sometimes come up with vague explanations and it pays to get second opinion.

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

Review Date: 28th October, 2007

2001 Dodge Durango RT 5.9 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.9 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

Bad ass truck!!!

Faults:

The only problem I had was the front lower shock mounting bolts were weak, and sheared off when the truck drove over pot holes.

General Comments:

I purchased mine with the extended warranty, as smart people who stick to buying American should.

I do all the proper scheduled maintenance to the requirements as stated in the manuals, with the exception of the oil changes, which I religiously do every 2000 miles.

I have no problems with the ball joints or transmission! My 5.9RT is awesome!! It will never see a plow or tow!

Smart people do the maintenance and don't beat on their vehicles. And voila, the truck lasts forever!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2007

2001 Dodge Durango Sport small V8 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission small V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired31540 miles
Most recent distance60460 miles

Summary:

Excellent value for money

Faults:

Absolutely no problems; None. (I can't say that about my last 2 Mercedes).

We bought this truck at CarMax for our son. He has driven it 30,000 miles over the past 3 years and parked it outside every day.

We have had the truck serviced at CarMax.

I bought the 2x4 because so many 4x4 vehicles have problems. I have not been disappointed by the Durango. It works flawlessly, is big enough to be safe, and is easy to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2007

2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7 Liter from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.7 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Expo

Summary:

The 2001 Dodge Durango SLT is a terrible, costly buy

Faults:

3 of 4 power windows' motors have failed. The windows fall down randomly. The cooling system had to be replaced. Heater Core rotted out. Feed pipes from the radiator to the heater core rotted out. Horn electronics broke. Horn honked at every left turn until we disconnected the air horn. Airbag light came on randomly. The infinity speaker system began to make cracking, loud noises when we hit bumps.

General Comments:

The car is falling to pieces, and began to fall apart RIGHT after our warranty expired. Maybe ours was a lemon, but lemon or no lemon, we're very, very disappointed with the buy. We have spent far too much on repairs, even though we maintained the car very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th January, 2007

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 47 reviews