2002 Dodge Durango Reviews

2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7 liter Magnum Powertech V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.7 liter Magnum Powertech V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

I'll woop your Civic at the lights

Faults:

Well in late winter of 09, the washer fluid disconnected and I still need to fix it, but I hear it's a very simple thing.

The brakes aren't the best, but it's a very awesome SUV.

General Comments:

Most people say that they have had several problems with the tranny, engine and other mechanical stuff, which I have not had a problem with at all.

The Durango is very quick in my opinion, especially for an SUV, and I even own a 87 IROC-Z Camaro with tons of power; well it is metal, so it's a lil slower than if it was fiberglass.

I have raced several other cars from fancy to fart packs. Audis, Civics, Benzs, Scions, Impreza WRX STis, Mustangs and a whole lot more, and I haven't lost a race and she is stock with just a 235hp V8.

She is also a a lot more fancier then any other Durango you're going see. She is washed almost daily and she is covered in patriot blue paint with luxury silver trim and Cadillac like black interior with wood accents. I've done just a couple little mods for blue dash lights, chrome exhaust tip, chrome license plates, wood steering wheel cover, piano black GPS not installed. But she is a lot more nicer than any other older car you're going see.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2009

3rd Aug 2010, 11:29

Oh I am sure you will "woop" my Civic in a race. In a race to the mechanic's shop when your engine sludges up and blows!

2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7 V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

BAD PCM 02 DURANGO

Faults:

I have a 2002 Dodge Durango. My steering wheel had a lot of play in it and was just getting worse. It ended up being that I needed a new sector shaft and I had a loose tie rod end. My mechanic fixed them both and this fixed the steering problem for about $600.

I recently been having a problem with my durango shifting properly. Took it to get diagnosed and the car was stuck in 4th gear and would not shift. It would start out in 4th gear and would shift into overdrive. It ended up being the Power Control Module (PCM). The transmission shop wanted to charge $850 to order and install a new one. That was way out of my budget since I just put $600 into the steering. I went on Ebay and found a re-manufactured one for $199 (Free Shipping) from "All Computers." You give them the year, vin#, and mileage of your vehicle and the flash it and update it for you. It's a very easy install, but I had my mechanic put it in for $85 due to the fact its 5 degrees outside! He installed it for me and fixed all of the problems. My durango has never ran better and getting better gas mileage too. My check engine light has always been on for about a year and the new PCM fixed whatever else was causing the light to come on. My durango rides great now and I saved a ton of money!

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

Review Date: 6th December, 2008

2002 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7 liter V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.7 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Great combination of fun and useful!!!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong yet. Of course I haven't had the vehicle for very long.

General Comments:

This is my first SUV and I am in love. I have had fast cars and hot rods my whole life so gas mileage isn't to much of a shock but I wouldn't recommend it for someone looking for great mileage. It has great power especially considering the fact that it is bone stock. I am a big guy and I am so comfortable in this thing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2008

2002 Dodge Durango Sport from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

Dangerous

Faults:

Brakes do not work whenever they are applied quickly in an emergency situation. They fail to stop the vehicle and it sails through stop signs, stop lights and almost hits cars. There is usually a clicking sound while it's happening or immediately following. I have asked the dealership to look at it several times and they always return it with no problems.

General Comments:

The car is a death trap waiting to happen.

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

Review Date: 13th November, 2007

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 11 reviews