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Pros: The body style and ride comfort
Advice: Try another vehicle if you usually drive more than 50,000 miles between tradesDon't even consider buying this vehicle without an extended warranty for less than 90,000 miles. My Durango was trouble free until about the 55,000 mile mark. Since then frequent visits to the shop have been constant. From water pump failure, ball joint replacement, transmission problems, to emission systems failures. I have 72,000 miles on my vehicle and do not have enough confidence to leave the city in it.
Pros: Smooth ride, lots of leg room
Cons: so far, so good
Advice: Expensive SUV, but worth every pennyGreat SUV. Gas mileage not bad w/4.7L engine. If you're looking for a family type vehicle w/lots of room then this is for you. If you're looking to tow/haul stuff, buy a truck.
Cons: Poor quality
Advice: Get extended warrantyExcellent performance Excellent roadhandling.
Pros: The room
Cons: the a/c shut off...but i think it was mechanical. Gas Guzzler:)
Advice: Make sure to get a great warranty and go to carfax.com.The Durango was very comfortable for me to drive up to the bay area, CA. I really enjoyed the comfort and the towing capability. This is an excellent car. Too bad it was only a rental but I am glad that I was able to rent it because now I will bye my very own.
Pros: The Body
Cons: The Interior and the cargo space wasn't secure enough
Advice: Test drive it more then once and have your own overall view.......I test drove the 2003 durango and didn't really like it. I drove the SXT and the seats were too low for me. The body of the SUV is 'BEAUTIFUL' but the inside doesn't complement the outside view. The interior could use some updating from those bucket seats and securing the cargo area if the extra row isn't there. That's to much space and there's nothing to hold your belongings in space. I thought it was my dream car because of the outside view but, I should have gone with the Envoy or Expedition 03. Also this car eats up gas about $30 worth. That's not to much of a problem being that I know it doesn't run off air. I'm also the original owner.......... If you could invest in a GMC, Ford or Chevy.
Advice: GreatThe 5.9L engine option rules. It has plenty of torque and power. And overall the suv won't fall apart after 5 years like all and I mean all of the GMC's and Chevy's
Pros: A little longer than the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, standard 3rd row seat.
Cons: Insufficient h.p. and torque needed for towing and hauling, sluggish and hard on gas.
Advice: Go with the Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon with a 6.0L V8 instead!I have seen several sources put this SUV into the wrong size category. It is closer overall, for example, to the Chevrolet Tahoe than the Trailblazer, which is the category it has been mistakenly put into. I actually checked all versions of the Durango when checking that size category before deciding to go with a more fuel-economical SUV instead. And I was very disapointed with this one, whether it had a 4.7L V8 or 5.9L V8. Both versions had insufficient h.p. and torque, which makes these bad for heavy towing and hauling. True, it is a little longer than the Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon. And it comes with a standard 3rd row seat which is optional for the Tahoe and Yukon. However, the Tahoe and Yukon have better h.p. and torque, whether equipped with a 4.8L V8 or 6.0L V8. So, I suggest the Tahoe or Yukon instead!