2005 Dodge Durango SLT Hemi from North America
Overall a nice truck, but not built to last
Nothing has gone wrong with this car.
I purchased this car new, and it only has 800 miles on it.
This truck is indeed a truck. We are not very pleased with the overall feel of the vehicle on the road. We are not truck people and we probably won't keep this truck for very long.
The sound system is excellent. We have an infinity surround system on this car, and CD's, radio, etc. sound just simply beyond the norm.
We also have a DVD player installed. This was probably great for our two kids for about the first hour. After that, they were back to "being bored." I would not recommend purchasing this extra, as it really isn't useful. Again, the system itself was excellent, and the sound outstanding. The DVD came with a remote, and one could also control the DVD player by the controls on the steering wheel.
The one thing we absolutely despise about this truck is the interior. It's entirely plastic, save for the leather seats. You would assume that if you purchase leather seats and all the bells and whistles, you would obtain a better interior. But alas, no. The leather seats are nice, but when you're constantly faced (literally) with plastic for an interior (e.g., doors, door handles, dash), it takes away from any comfort one would derive from the seats.
As with any Dodge, cup holders abound, and storage is plentiful. The third row seats fold down quickly for even more storage.
Again, I'll harp on the plastic... this time the exterior. Whenever you close the hatchback on the rear of the truck, you naturally check to make sure this hatchback is secure. Several times I've wondered how long the plastic "chrome" looking handles will hold. A few times, this handle has even creaked as I've "tugged" to make sure I've secured the back. For a truck, you would think that this would be a sturdier feature.
As I drive down the highway, I've noticed that we are higher than the older Durangos. This is a very high riding vehicle. Again, it's a truck, so this is to be expected. I would also expect to find some wind resistance in harsh weather, but have yet to really encounter any.
I would recommend keeping this truck for about 40-50K and then trading it in.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th June, 2005
If nothing has gone wrong, why do you hate it so much? (aside from the 'plastic.') And since you do hate it so much, why did you buy it?
I have a 2001 Dodge Durango and though I feel the dealer ripped me off because my vehicle was slightly used, later to find out it was in fact a previous rental, I must admit I love my Durango. It's so reliable and has great power. I love driving it, I only wish the new ones looked as tough as this vehicle because I already have 95,000 miles on mine and I can't help, but wonder how long it should last me.