2003 Dodge Durango Consumer Reviews

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2003 Dodge Durango
4.0
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2003 DODGE DURANGO SLT PLUS

by from LANCASTER, PA on June 5, 2010

I HAVE OWNED MANY SUVS OVER THE YEARS, BUT THE 2003 DODGE DURANGO PLUS IS BY FAR THE BEST,RELIABLE, COMFORTABLE, 3RD ROW AND LEATHER ARE OPTIONS I WOULD NOT DO WITHOUT, OVERALL GREAT VEHICLE IN EVERY ...
I HAVE OWNED MANY SUVS OVER THE YEARS, BUT THE 2003 DODGE DURANGO PLUS IS BY FAR THE BEST,RELIABLE, COMFORTABLE, 3RD ROW AND LEATHER ARE OPTIONS I WOULD NOT DO WITHOUT, OVERALL GREAT VEHICLE IN EVERY WAY.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Sweetest truck Ive ever owned

by from Albany Ny on May 4, 2011

Nicest suv out even the new durango's are no match that why you always see these things with 130kmi cause people love em... 2005's and up people are gettin rid of them left and right. They just dont m...
Nicest suv out even the new durango's are no match that why you always see these things with 130kmi cause people love em... 2005's and up people are gettin rid of them left and right. They just dont make em like they used to. Love My 03 Durango ride real nice great for snow big and heavy but gets going when you need it, and they look sweet .
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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LOOKS GOOD DRIVES GREAT 4X4 SO FAR DEPENDABLE

by from PARMA OHIO on December 18, 2012

BOUGHT 2003 DURANGO USED 97'000 MILES HAD A FEW PROBLEMS AT FIRST TO PASS E-CHECK LOVE THE WAY THE FRONT GRILL IS DONE SAME AS MY RUMBLE BEE CAR LOOKS GREAT OUTSIDE COULD HAVE HAD MORE DONE TOINTERIOR...
BOUGHT 2003 DURANGO USED 97'000 MILES HAD A FEW PROBLEMS AT FIRST TO PASS E-CHECK LOVE THE WAY THE FRONT GRILL IS DONE SAME AS MY RUMBLE BEE CAR LOOKS GREAT OUTSIDE COULD HAVE HAD MORE DONE TOINTERIOR GAGES ECT. BUT OVERALL I AM PLEASED WITH IT GOOD USED CAR FOR THE MONEY WAS ONE OWNER AND THEAY TOOK CARE OF IT
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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2003 Dodge Durango V8 5.9L

by from San Francisco, CA on May 18, 2006

2003 Dodge Durango V8 5.9L A very comfortable ride with soft handling and power to spare. The Durango has a lot of body roll in tight- turning situations but the huge V8 gives you more hp than you?ll ...
2003 Dodge Durango V8 5.9L A very comfortable ride with soft handling and power to spare. The Durango has a lot of body roll in tight- turning situations but the huge V8 gives you more hp than you?ll ever need. Good head/ leg room front and back.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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no recalls, no tech bulletins, no problems

by from grand rapids MI on March 19, 2007

the size and exterior features of this vehicle caught my eye immediatley. then i looked inside and was amazed at the room compared to other sport utility vehicles( no match). with the 4.7 liter v8 you...
the size and exterior features of this vehicle caught my eye immediatley. then i looked inside and was amazed at the room compared to other sport utility vehicles( no match). with the 4.7 liter v8 you have performance, towing power, and respectible fuel economy. the 2003 dodge durango is a must buy! no recalls and no technical service bulletins. technicians that i have talked to say they do not see the 2003 in the shop accept for normal maintenance. dodge went overboard with the newer durango. too big!! this '03 fits me and my family beautifully, and the price did not make me walk away. pretty cheap for a solid suv.
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LUV LUV MY 2003 SXT 4 x 4 Durango

by from Rockford, IL on September 3, 2008

I bought my SXT new on the lot with green sheet discount and a trade in got it for under $20,000 the best money I ever spent. She only has 45,000 miles on it so far and only one minor issue, I had to ...
I bought my SXT new on the lot with green sheet discount and a trade in got it for under $20,000 the best money I ever spent. She only has 45,000 miles on it so far and only one minor issue, I had to replace the gas tank vapor sensor, it set me back about $400 but other then that I have not spent a dime on her, she will be getting new tires before winter. I had a Ziebart package put on when it was new, rust proofing, paint protection, fabric protection, so every year they redo everything and she still looks showroom new. I even haul my jetski with her.....would not trade her for a new one they are ugly : ( I hope they change the body style before I need a new one, the Durange Hybrids are coming out in 2009. She does drink a lot of gas, so that might be worth a trade in, but I will have to wait and see.
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Does recommend this car

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Love my Durango

by from Chicago, IL on June 26, 2006

We bought our 2003 Durango new in early 2004 and we compared it to the new and redesigned model and prefered the older model for both ride and appearance. It has a lower center of gravity and rode mor...
We bought our 2003 Durango new in early 2004 and we compared it to the new and redesigned model and prefered the older model for both ride and appearance. It has a lower center of gravity and rode more comfortably and we liked the more subtle body lines versus the more pronounced "big rig" look. It has plenty of interior room and has a great turning radius when compared to other makes SUVs. The extra features like rear heat/AC controls, front dual climate controls and its premium sound system with steering wheel mounted controls makes for an enjoyable ride for both the driver and passengers.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Love my little gas guzzler

by from Smithville, Mo. on February 25, 2010

I bought my 2003 Durango R/T as it was the last year for that body style. I don't like the new look. I had a 1998 Durango and loved it as well except I had to replace the water pump and rebuild the tr...
I bought my 2003 Durango R/T as it was the last year for that body style. I don't like the new look. I had a 1998 Durango and loved it as well except I had to replace the water pump and rebuild the transmission. I just had the water pump replaced on my 2003 at 110,000 miles. I wished I had checked the differential gear ratio before purchasing though. It is a 3.99 to 1 and my mpg is only 14 on the highway. Other than being a gas guzzler I love this tough little SUV.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Gass Guzzler

by from Phoenix,AZ on September 9, 2011

I bought my Durango brand new with only 50 miles on it in 2003. It has been pretty reliable for the most part. I I have already had two window motors replaced and two are broken now and I have them ri...
I bought my Durango brand new with only 50 miles on it in 2003. It has been pretty reliable for the most part. I I have already had two window motors replaced and two are broken now and I have them rigged to stay up. The a/c doesn't blow out good. There is no rear a/c in mine. I have had issues with it feeling like its going to stall when I stop at a light. Some times it feels like it isn't kicking into gear, it makes this loud engine roaring sound and has no power until it stops making the sound. The Dodge dealer said nothing is wrong with it,but other cars don't do this.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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nice suv

by from cottonwood, az on March 1, 2007

I recently purchased the durango sxt 4x4 used , so far I am ejoying it. The durango is larger than my old jeep grand cherokee laredo, but I welcome more space and power, It has a smooth ride for a mi...
I recently purchased the durango sxt 4x4 used , so far I am ejoying it. The durango is larger than my old jeep grand cherokee laredo, but I welcome more space and power, It has a smooth ride for a mid-size suv. I just wish it didnt eat up as much gas. love the look very classy and sporty at the same. there is plenty of room inside and many features, the added seating options are great. It is great for family drives or loading up the car for work. happy
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