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Any Durango owners here

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Freelance Hack, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    My car just died recently, so I find myself looking for a new car sooner than I hoped. One I'm really interested in is a Dodge Durango. Anyone here care to share their experiences with them?
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Brother had one, traded it for a truck. His wife now has one. They've never had any problems with either one.

    (Full disclosure: My father runs a Dodge/Jeep dealership.)
  3. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    I used to have one. I really loved it (as much as one can love an inanimate object.)
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    "While most SUVs are targeted to women drivers, the Durango will likely attract men. There’s nothing cutesy about its shape or its bulk."

  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    There was, at one time, a problem with (front?) wheels shearing off – obviously a great safety hazard.

    I assume that got fixed pretty quickly.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yeah, that could ruin the trip...
  7. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    I had one--a 1999 Durango. Bad mileage, and the electronics (like sensors and engine computers) kept failing. I traded it for a Japanese SUV five years ago and haven't looked back.

    I would stay away. Just curious--why do you need something so big? Do you tow trailers or something?
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I have never owned a Chrysler-made product, and based on a friend's experience i never will consider it.
  9. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    I have a Caliber... I really like it.. it's kinda like a crossover SUV, but smaller.
  10. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Don't really need anything that big. Basically, I'm restricted by what my credit union will allow me to buy (2003 or newer) and what I'm willing to spend (approx. $6000). I'd prefer not to have a subcompact, so I understand I'll have something with some mileage to it.

    Speaking of mileage -- how big is a tank on one of these? The one I'm looking at has a 4.7L V8, and considering its age, I'd assume the fuel efficiency is about 15 MPG.
  11. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I have a 2005 Durango.

    You will love them.
  12. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    It's at least 20 gallons, more if I remember correctly.
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