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1998 Dodge Durango

1998 Dodge Durango

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First dodge i bought

by from canton, oh on February 18, 2008

I purchased my 98 durango used (137,000 miles). I now have 169,000 on it and had some normal expected repairs on it. Replacing the rear shocks now, which i cant complain because we have used off road ...
I purchased my 98 durango used (137,000 miles). I now have 169,000 on it and had some normal expected repairs on it. Replacing the rear shocks now, which i cant complain because we have used off road and for towing. The only major down fall I am having is the transmission just starting slipping. it slips when i first take off (doesnt wanna go into second gear) but after it warms up it shifts fine. Aside from the crazy gas i have to put in it I can say i honestly love my durango. Definitly when i get rid of it will get another durango or ram! LOVE DODGE!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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NLHJacob from PA

by from PA on July 30, 2006

I bought the Durango to be safe, and my kids and I are safe. The Durango drives beautifully, very comfortable, very high up and the 4 wheel drive can handle anything! The other person who reviewed t...
I bought the Durango to be safe, and my kids and I are safe. The Durango drives beautifully, very comfortable, very high up and the 4 wheel drive can handle anything! The other person who reviewed this truck said "good on gas"...NO, it is not. Very poor actually. 25 gal. tank...$3.07 per gallon...I got 244 miles on a full tank...that is NOT good. 12-13 city miles per gallon. An 8 cyl. vehicle is a lot of weight...therefore uses a lot of gas. I love my Durango, feel great driving it, but trading it in for a 21 city mile per gallon mini van. Would I recommend it, yes I would...if you can handle the gas! Great truck...will miss it!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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it's reliable

by from DC on May 1, 2011

I own one it's a nice vehicle to have and it wont let you down on the side of the road as others has stated. I would buy one again in a heart beat.
I own one it's a nice vehicle to have and it wont let you down on the side of the road as others has stated. I would buy one again in a heart beat.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Awesome car

by from Lindsay, CA on February 22, 2011

This has to have been the best car I have owned. It was a 4x4 and just could never get it stuck!! It has electric windows, power locks, cruise, 3-rd row seating, grey/cloth interior, back/ceiling air,...
This has to have been the best car I have owned. It was a 4x4 and just could never get it stuck!! It has electric windows, power locks, cruise, 3-rd row seating, grey/cloth interior, back/ceiling air, loads of room for everyone and everything. This one also has a rack on top. I needed to tow, so had a good tow hitch put on with electrical for lights. For getting out and about, this was the best!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Excellent

by from Thomasville, NC on June 13, 2014

I have owned 2 1998 Dodge Durango SLT's with the 5.9 liter engine. I loved both of these beautiful SUVs. For the fuel mileage I get awesome gas mileage as long as you keep it tuned and taken care of i...
I have owned 2 1998 Dodge Durango SLT's with the 5.9 liter engine. I loved both of these beautiful SUVs. For the fuel mileage I get awesome gas mileage as long as you keep it tuned and taken care of it will take care of you. Performance wise I installed a k&n typhoon intake on the 5.9 it only took 30 minutes to install and I get increased horsepower/Torque/and fuel mileage. Overall I am very happy with my choice one purchasing a 1998 Dodge Durango SLT
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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by valentino

by from ny on January 1, 2010

this is a very good car for the money and it is great at the beach and off road use and it is only 3000 to 4500 dollars this was the best truck i ever had
this is a very good car for the money and it is great at the beach and off road use and it is only 3000 to 4500 dollars this was the best truck i ever had
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Off-roading

Does recommend this car

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Best vehicle I have ever owned.

by from Queens, NY on May 1, 2016

This is one awesome truck. I have owned this truck for the past 16 years. I love the styling, performance and handling. I am an ASE master technician and with the exception of a differential and trans...
This is one awesome truck. I have owned this truck for the past 16 years. I love the styling, performance and handling. I am an ASE master technician and with the exception of a differential and transmission rebuild, I have done all of the maintenance myself. Truck is painted chili pepper red and body is still gorgeous after emerging from car wash. The torsion bar front and leaf spring rear suspension suits my driving style to a T. 4 wheel drive is bulletproof. I don't like vehicles with soft, sloppy suspensions. Transmission came out of truck for first time @ 226,000miles! Engine still runs strong, no oil burning, no smoking! This is one strong, tough truck. Dodge hit a home run with this one and I seriously doubt the newer models can match this level of reliability.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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good large suv

by from KC MO. on May 31, 2011

have had this suv for 7 years and it has never left me stranded.. I have towed and hauled people as well as towed people out of ditches and it still keeps running well. The only problem with a large s...
have had this suv for 7 years and it has never left me stranded.. I have towed and hauled people as well as towed people out of ditches and it still keeps running well. The only problem with a large suv is the gas mileage 13 city 18 hiway.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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best suv ever

by from on March 22, 2011

excellent handling,you can feel the power when you drive,low maintenance,comfortable....1 of dodge best
excellent handling,you can feel the power when you drive,low maintenance,comfortable....1 of dodge best
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Absolutely Horrible!

by from Maryland on August 3, 2009

Purchased my Durango in 2001 and sold it in 2007. replaced the heater core, serviced the ac 2x, replaced the computer, it ate through brakes, constantly had to get new tie rods, ball joints. Thus the ...
Purchased my Durango in 2001 and sold it in 2007. replaced the heater core, serviced the ac 2x, replaced the computer, it ate through brakes, constantly had to get new tie rods, ball joints. Thus the tires had uneven wear and needed to be replaced constantly. Ultimately, the trans was the straw that broke the camel's back. This Durango was such a love/hate relationship. Beautiful body style, excellent for long trips and moving, and a beast when it came to hauling. V8 engine is no slouch. But the constant repairs and shoddy craftsmanship won out in the end. My experience was so bad that I dont think I will ever buy Dodge again. Hope their cars are better than their trucks.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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