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e.g. best vehicle ever.
Pros: I love the interior,satellite radio,and dvd system.
Cons: Some parts of the interior look just like the older models.This car as good body and great suspension. fortunately I am very interested in its strong featured body.
Cons: Pop in the Driver Seat
Advice: Would be very happy with purchase.60,000 on my Durango and still love it!
Pros: roomy for growing kids
Advice: relly look and consider all you options regardless of pricetires wear to quickly for using it as a everyday driver.cruise control hums at 70mph.front spindel broke leaving me stranded at 2a.m. extended warranty doesnt want to cover,why have it.if you like to bounce around going over small bumbs in road then ok. doesnt ride as smooth afer a couple mths. should've went with chevy, settled because of price difference. never again
Pros: Powerful engine
Cons: numerous defects
Advice: Buy a GM or Ford SUVNothing but trouble. In the past 2 years I've had it in the shop for trans, electrical problems, and a broken seat 9parts on order for FOUR months).
Cons: the look
Advice: buyI love this vehicle start to end. It looks great and drive's great.I could go on and on about now much I love driveing my durango.
Advice: Have a compelling business reason to drive long distances.The Durango with 5.7 Liter Hemi is a distance-gobbling mega-cruiser. The motor outranks anything else on the road with the exception of dedicated specialty cars. In fact, the only vehicles able to dice with the Durango during my week-long test drive over California's freeways were Corvette's, a few modified 1968 Camaro's and big BMW's, in that order. Other mega-sized SUV's tried to show-off their power, but the only one that was convincing was a Z-option Chevy SUV that had 'factory-custom' triple-black paint & probably cost $10,000 more. Even he eventually disappeared in the rear-view mirror once he forgot to continue the challenge. The Hemi Durango would like to cruise at 100 mph all day long. You've got to check your speed constantly, as 85 mph 'feels' no more than 65 mph. The fit & finish were surprisingly good; NO dash rattles or squeaks on a Durango with 12,000 miles on the ODO. I can believe that Daimler helped design the Durango. The leather seats were quite comfortable enough, & the driver's footwell is plenty wide & long for the tall driver. The steering wheel, while not telescoping, is positioned at the correct reach. The Durango sits high enough that you survey the freeway scene with detached amusement; nothing else is large enough to block your view for long, & if the wandering cell-phone gabbing tourist sedans seem to be closing in around the Durango, a 10 second blast of Hemi power will separate you from the pack as seamlessly as if you'd summoned warp-drive. I honestly felt the entertainment worth the price at the pump. My rear seat passengers were comfortable on everything but stutter-bump concrete slab freeway sections, & front seat comfort was fine under 99% of road conditions. This is an impressive vehicle. We drove the SLT without running-boards, & they really are necessary for rear seat passengers....personally I'd buy the Limited version with moonroof.
Cons: completely unreliable
Advice: don't buy oneI bought a new Durango to be able to camp and use it in the back country. Unfortunately it will fail to start in the worst possible situations. Now I'm afraid to drive it anywhere outside of the city. Chrysler has been unable to solve the problem and unwilling to compensate us for any of the extreme expenses of being stranded in remote locations. Chrysler has not stood behind the warranty.