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Pros: Size, style and room.
Cons: Gear shift by the steering wheel.
Advice: If you can afford the truck you can afford the gas.2003 SLT Plus Model. The ride was nice and smooth on normal surface. On bumpy roads it was alittle bouncey (nice and soft) not hard. Driving it was like driving a car just that you have to remember you are driving a truck. All in all it was a nice ride.
Pros: Truck drives like a car.
Cons: The support from Dodge
Advice: Buy a Chevy.The truck runs and handles great except that when I am passing on the freeway (the reason I bought thr RT, I drive fast) it has ALWAYS pinged. So bad that I am afraid to tow with the truck. Dodge has been unresponsive on the problem and my local dealership-Autowest Dodge Fremont, CA. has been a joke to work with.
Pros: The amount of room and comfortable ride.
Cons: Price, but I liked it too much to worry about that.
Advice: Get the model you can afford. I got the base Sport and love it.I wasn't sure if I wanted this vehicle (going from a little Prizm), but once I test drove it, I knew it was for me. I especially love being able to fit my son's baseball gear in the back. It also does not feel like it will tip over when you turn a corner or go around a curve, which most of the SUV's I considered buying would. It is a very safe vehicle.
Pros: automatic rearview mirror/driver mirror dimming
Cons: 2nd row leg room
Advice: Test drive it to see if it fits your needsI've loved the way the Durango looks since it first came out as a 1997 model. I've got lots of power, especially coming off of a 1986 Honda Prelude. I wish there was more leg room to the second row but it's not bad. It would benefit in the future for it to have a backup warning system because it's somewhat hard to tell where the back is when going in reverse. Other than that, this car is great. Leather seats are very comfortable; dual climate control works great. Great acceleration, especially passing going uphill.
Pros: Interior room/3rd seat
Cons: Position of gear shift
Advice: Look at all Durango modelsI love this vehicle. The ride is smooth, the interior is luxurious, great features, the dealer (Va Beach Dodge) gave me a great deal, the salesman was terrific...what else can I say? Oh! The vehicle is great! All my friends want one now. I have 4 kids, and the 3rd seat is terrific. I have been wanting one for years, but the 2002 model just couldn't be passed on. I couldn't be happier with it!
Pros: amount of room in the vehicle
Cons: the available color on the ad car I purchased
Advice: Prepare to have fun!Must get used to the handling. It is extremely responsive at higher speeds. Must get to know the handling to be a master at driving safely on the freeway.
Pros: Torque ! and plenty of it
Cons: Thirsty but oh well I knew that going in.
Advice: Fits in the garage do i need to say more???Great all around SUV.