2005 Dodge Durango User Reviews
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- $6,136 - $8,021
- No trim specified for this review
the ford exploer has 9 more hp then this car!!!!!!!!!!! dodge is lieng they clam it has more power
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- Perfect size for a family of 5 using the split 3rd row seating and DVD system. HEMI power.
- Ride is firm, but sometimes bumpy around corners. SLT mirrors don't swing in for close garage exits
The 2005 Durango is nearly perfect. Larger than the Expedition and Pilot, and more luxurious than the Expedition, Tahoe or Suburban. This dodge SUV beats Nissan and Toyota on price with special financing and good availability. The limited and SLT "family convenience group" package includes a high quality interior with leather seating, reclining 2nd row, 50/50 split 3rd row, rear climate control, a modern instrument cluster, superb sound system integrated with a rear seat DVD entertainment system. The optional navigation system gives the Durango a luxurious feel like the best Lexus sedan.
The HEMI is quiet and powerful. My average is 16 in the city, and 22 in the highway. This thing seems like it's idling at 40 mpg.
We surprised our teens with the new Durango, and after donning the wireless headphones for the DVD system, and reclining in the leather seats, they exclaimed "This rocks hard, Dad!"
The "fully loaded" sticker price of the Durango is less than Expedition or Suburban, especially considering special discounts and financing currently offered from Dodge through Chysler Credit....read morehide
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- Smooth Ride, Roomy and Comfortable, HEMI!!
- Oversized Door Wedge that Likes Road Grime
After finding out I was pregnant, my 2002 Stratus wasn't going to be enough of a vehicle, so off car shopping we went. I'm an avid Dodge fan after owning a Monaco and two Strats. My husband unfortunately, is an Chevy man and his main concern was power and luxury. He found it hard getting out of his corvette and climbing into a 4-cy Stratus. He was dead set on a GMC Denali or a Chevy Tahoe with Autoride. We drove the Volkswagon Tourag, Volvo, Esclade, Trailblazer, Equinox, Tahoe, Avalanche and Denali. After deciding to wait I saw the Durango on the Chevy lot, I said no harm in driving it, I knew that the old Durango's were crappy with Gas milage and had a rough ride. Even he was amazed after we climbed out. The 5.7 Hemi took the spotlight, overpowering the fact that this vehicle was loaded to the hilt. The only thing we found out it didn't have was the handsfree cell kit. Heated seats, DVD player, everything. And after finding out the price, because it did have 20k on it, there was no doubt in my mind. I paid less for a loaded 2004 Durango than I would have for a Trailblazer. And look what I have.
Now after owning it for 3 months, the only complaint is the gas milage. But considering going from a 4 banger it isn't bad. We are averaging 16 mpg usually 18.1 on interstate, but sometimes as low as 12 in the city. After only having it for a couple of weeks we did take it in and have a new exhaust on it. No sense having a Hemi and not being able to hear it. We took of the HUGE muffler and fitted with with a nice medium-quite Magnaflow. I still get a few shocked looks when I can't resist revving it up.
But I couldn't be happier with this vehicle, with the exception that I am constantly washing it. It seems that Road Grime has a real affection towards it. I strongly recommend this vehicle, you can't go wrong with the value for your money. It has tons of storage room, just lay down the seats, 7 people ARE comfortable in it. The very rear seat is comfortable and you don't have your knees to your chin.
The hubby is happy with the power and the roominess as well, he hates the grill that does, I admit, resemble a MAC truck and his wallet is hating the gas stations, but with dual airbags and side curtain airbags, I'm safe and the baby is safe. What more can you ask for?...read morehide
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- Very comfortable and roomy, high quality interior
- Poor gas mileage
Nothing has gone wrong so far. I have had my Durango for less than 5 weeks.
The gas mileage is poor. So far I'm only getting 13 miles per gallon. But can't say I'm surprised. You can't have a full size SUV with a V-8 engine and expect to get great gas mileage. Lots of power though!
The only other negative thing I've noticed so far is that the second row seat is rather hard to pull forward so that the third row seats can be accessed.
Very comfortable and roomy (a big step up from the Jeep Liberty).
Lots of power.
My original intent was to buy a new 2004 Durango SLT, but the cheapest one I found was $32,000 and was very plain and basically equipped. Instead I found this 2005 Durango at a local dealer for $33,900. It has leather seats and is loaded with extras and in excellent condition. So I think I got a good deal.
I did go ahead and purchase the extended warranty... then later wondered if it would be a waste of money and I should cancel it. After reading the reviews, however, I must say, even though I still love my Durango and don't regret purchasing it, I think the extended warranty was a good investment!
I'll give an update after I've had the Durango longer....read morehide
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