2004 Dodge Durango Reviews - Page 3 of 5

2004 Dodge Durango ST 4.7 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

Great Car!

Faults:

My water pump went out at 75000.

Dash computer had to be replaced due to lights failing.

Plastic around seats breaks easily.

General Comments:

Very reliable truck. I owned an Intrepid and it was a nightmare. This truck has never really let me down. With gas prices high, it's a bit much at the pump. It drives great. It handles very well. It has plenty of room to sit people comfortably or to move things.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2008

1st Sep 2009, 17:39

Well I just wanted to update my review... Well my motor blew at 112k miles. Just to give some background... My temperature gauge went over the half way point 1 day, and I took it to the dealer who they couldn't repeat the problem, but replaced the thermostat. It would only do it in traffic, sitting still on a hot day.

It did it again and I took it back. They replaced the auxillary water pump. I had never heard of it before, but found some info online about it. While it was there, I asked them to do a tune up, during which the mechanic said the plugs were corroded and that coolant could be leaking through a small crack in head gasket. I requested they look into it, but they said that was highly unlikely.

Months later, blown motor. When my motor was pulled, they said that the heads were blown and my thermostat never went above the halfway point on that day. I really like this truck, but this is my second Chrysler motor that I followed all the maintenance and thought was a solid design.

No more Chrysler's. I am going to try Chevy now.. trying to stay American :) If that doesn't work, Toyota here I come LOL.

2004 Dodge Durango SLT 3.7 V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.7 V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram

Summary:

Extremely poor manufacturing quality

Faults:

The remote keys have stopped working twice.

Power driver seat no longer works.

At 30kmiles the heads from the motor had to be taken out and cleaned.

The check engine light comes on if we don't run Shell V-Power. Don't ask how long and how we came to this conclusion!

The AC has gone out TWICE!

Most recently the Idle air motor has gone out.

General Comments:

The spaciousness and style are the reasons we bought the vehicle. It looks good and drives well.

However, it has been in the shop, countless times. Which may not have been too bad if the dealership would have been semi-helpful or considerate of the inconvenience. But no, they didn't even offer to give me and my 2 small kids a ride home, while they kept my vehicle for over a week, 2 separate times.

Once the warranty was up, we stopped bringing it to the dealer... Dodge will never get any more of my money (at least directly from me)

They are smart though, b/c they put parts on the car that you can only get from the manufacturer. As often as the parts break, they should really be in the black!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st November, 2007

2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9 Hemi from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.9 Hemi Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired230 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carChrysler Jeep Grand Chereokee

Summary:

No more Durango

Faults:

I have replaced all rotors twice. The 1st year the air conditioner condenser and aux. fan was replaced among other components.

The 2nd year the air conditioner stopped again and the dealer said it froze up due to drain stopping up.

The 3rd year the dealer said it was low of Freon and sent it back to us, that same day the compressor locked up and smelled like it was on fire.

Air is coming in around driver door and squeaky seats.

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

Review Date: 15th August, 2007

2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7 HEMI from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.7 HEMI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance25800 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Great vehicle, but expensive to run

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great larger SUV.

Third row seating great for larger family trips and the third row actually seats adults in comfort. I am 6'0" and have travelled for hours in the third row with no trouble.

Our only dislikes are that the transmission (auto) will not slow the vehicle when going down hill, and the high cost of running the HEMI engine.

Otherwise it has served us very well so far.

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

Review Date: 8th April, 2007

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 21 reviews