Last post on Apr 20, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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Dodge Durango, SUV
#1701 of 1712 dodge durango
Jan 19, 2010 (5:56 pm)
I was thinking of buying a 2003 Dodge Durango, I even tried a test drive, however now I feel itís not good to buy this vehicle.
What I felt during the test drive was vehicle moving slowly. I mean itís slow compared to my car. First, I tried it on 2 wheel drive, then I put it on 4 WD, but itís moving very slowly (EVEN IF I GIVE ENOUGH THROTTLE). I asked this to the sales person (owner?), but his answer is like ' YOUDONíT KNOW HOW TO DRIVE a 4 WHEEL DRIVE'. I am just wondering about his answer. Is that true that driving a Durango wouldnít be smooth like driving a car?
#1702 of 1712 Re: 07/08/09 Durango [bevans]
Jan 24, 2010 (9:44 pm)
I just sold a 2005 Adventurer model with Hemi and AWD, one of the best vehicles I have ever owned, and I've owned everything from Chevy Duramax PU, to 2000 Suburban LT, and several other SUV's in between. The Hemi has 100 more HP than the 4.7, and although I have no personal eperience with the 4.7, I am told the fuel mileage is worse than the Hemi. The Hemi, with it's cylinder deactivation system is one of the reasons mine would constantly log 20 to 22 mpg highway, and quite often, 18 city...
Mine was used extensively to pull a 22' aluminum car trailer with either a CRX autocross car, or my 06 Corvette to track day events at various race tracks. Pulling the CRX, highway mileage was always 18mpg, and on level ground could log as much as 19. The 1000lb heavier Corvette dropped mileage by 1 to 1.5 mpg respectively. My spouse loved that vehicle more than she did her first new SUV, a 1995 GC with 5.2V8, which was a fine automobile for the 5 years we owned it. MPG is significantly better with the Hemi... In 68000 miles, the only thing I had to do to this Durango is install new tires at 58000 miles, and new front brake pads at 60000, plus routine maintenance and oil changes every 5000 miles, and I used Mobil 1 oil exclusively...as I do in all my vehicles. I can't speak for the newer models you are seeking, but my 05 is probably the best overall vehicle I have owned...Corvette excepted... 8)
#1704 of 1712 Durango troubles
Feb 21, 2010 (5:06 pm)
I have a 2004 Dodge Durango hemi and my suv is not turning when i try to start it i got the code 10 when i turned the ignition three times does anybody know what that code is???
Mar 27, 2010 (9:48 am)
I bought a 2001 dodge durango, is 100,000 to many miles for this year vehicle?
#1707 of 1712 Re: mileage [mike1098]
Mar 27, 2010 (6:17 pm)
To me, the answer would be, it depends... It depends on how well it was maintained and general care during it's 100K miles. I have seen those power trains run more than 150K miles without major issues, but I have also seen them fail at much less...It's difficult to say, but if you have maintenance records, or at least the name and contact info of previous owner, I would be checking them out...ANY vehicle with more than 100K miles, and in many cases less, should be suspect...
#1708 of 1712 Re: mileage [ozcop1]
Mar 27, 2010 (8:49 pm)
Thanks for your time.Just have to hope for the best!
#1709 of 1712 Durango RT Exhaust
Apr 20, 2010 (1:18 pm)
Iím trying to find out if anyone has installed a tuned exhaust on a 2000 5.9 Durango, and removed the cat?? Iíve being told due to the sensor after the cat you canít!! Iím not so sure about that!! Need help? Has any one tried it?