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2001 Dodge Durango

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 12/Hwy 16/Comb 14 MPG
Max Seating: 8
Engine: V8, 4.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2001 Dodge Durango Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 974 Ratings for the 1998 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

great vehicle all around with few problems

By on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,400

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Good reliable vehicle, almost new tires, does not use any oil, drives very well. Good condition for the year, will make someone a good vehicle. Upgrading or I would keep it"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Would keep this truck til it would not run anymore

By on Monday, March 07, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,922

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love my Durango! It has done me and my family great! It needed hardly any servicing, went on several trips, runs great! Had car accident 9 years ago, had the rear axel fixed and runs great still. Would recommend this to anyone and especially to someone needing room for their family"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great Car! Constantly at the gas pump.

By on Friday, February 19, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,100

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Interior Design!, Off Roading, No Rust!"

Cons: "Gas Consumption"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Very fun to drive. Ive had my Durango for over a year an half now and have not had a single issue with it. Im constantly at the gas pump with an est 10 city/ 16 highway. But dont get me wrong i do love this thing handles great in all terrain ; snow, rain, trails etc. off roading is not a issue with this car it goes up anything."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

My second Durango and I love it!!!

By on Saturday, February 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 282,300

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, and looks great!!"

Cons: "The fuel consumption is outrageous, but worth it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is my second Durango. Bought it used with 281,200 miles on it. Has the 360 engine in it and runs good as new. Had switched to a car for a while, but after the car was rear ended, decided to go back to a truck. Am glad I did. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

My superb little "Tow Beast"

By on Thursday, February 11, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Cheap to buy. Fun to drive. Tug Power!"

Cons: "Not exactly the most fuel efficient vehicle."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I needed a nice solid old no-frills V8 to tug my new sailboat around, preferably with 4-wheel drive for slippery boat ramps, and I found this one on craigslist with a jot shy of 180,000 miles on her clock for just $1,500. Frankly, the owner, who turned out to be some sort of software tycoon living on ten acres overlooking the Potomac River in something that looked like a Russian Orthodox Cathedral probably didn't care too much what I paid. I understand that rehabbing old junkers is just sort of a hobby for him, and that already having proceeded on to his next project, resurrecting some super-high-end wrecked Beemer SUV already in his garage, which was about the size of our split-level home, and full of other wondrous vehicles, he wanted to let loose of the Durango. While in his care, he had put in all new suspension parts (like ball joints, shocks and whatnot), treated it to a high-end Flowmaster exhaust system, headers and a cool-air intake (so it "breathes" really well), and did lots of other random this and that throughout. In short, six months later and I like it enough that I tend to use it as my "daily driver" instead of our old sensible Honda Accord. With gas less than $2/gallon, The Beast's average 12 mpg aren't really a deal breaker for just getting me up the hill to the bus stop or to the supermarket. The Uniroyal tires it came with, though still legal enough, were a bit too "Ghetto Fabulous" for my taste, down to about 3/32nds tread in spots, so I treated it to a fresh set of those Walmart "Dextero" tires (which, by the way turn out to be pretty damned decent for the price!), and on those Durango got us sure-footed through the recent blizzards like a trooper. And yes, that 5.9 liter (360 c.i.) V8 tugs that 26 foot 3,000+ lb. sailboat almost like it's not even back there. I've heard lots of folks have had issues with the Durango's engine "sludging up" or its tranny getting wonky (especially its various sensors), but I wonder how much of that may have to do with owners neglecting to change the engine oil regularly or putting the wrong type ATF in (No Dextron, folks! Use Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth type ATF-4! Naturally, I changed the filter and oil to full synthetic 10W30 just as soon as I got my hands on it, and as a sort of preventive measure I pumped out about half of the ATF right out of the filler/dipstick tube, and replaced that with nice fresh ATF-4 and a bottle of Lucas Transmission Conditioner (which really works the charm with my old Plymouth Voyager). No seal-busting pressure flushes for this old fellow's tranny! Since then about 5 or 6 ounces of Marvel Mystery Oil in the fuel with each fillup, with maybe a pint in the oil, along with 3,000 mile oil and filter changes, and that will gently clean and soothe those old innards nice and proper."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Goes through terrain!

By on Friday, January 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very roomy!"

Cons: "Always in the towing gear, so low gas mileage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The 4 wheel drive is GREAT! Drove uphill, of a 300 ft. curvy driveway in 29 inches of snow! Also, with the 2nd & 3rd row seats down & flat, PLENTY of Cargo room!"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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