The ride is relatively comfortable and the cabin is quiet, although engine noise is pronounced. The gas mileage on the highway was surprisingly good. Gazing out over that big-rig-style front end is an instant power trip and, conversely, the view of that front end looming in your rearview mirror can be more than a little intimidating. I have not had any problems other than routine maintenance. Of all Durangos, the Hemi-powered version is the true charmer, with a bounding, fun-to-drive demeanor that almost makes you forget how often you're stopping at the pump. All prices, specifications and availability subject to change without notice.
Buyers without serious trailering requirements or off-road ambitions, especially those for whom the Durango's array of clever interior features and user-friendliness hold the greatest attraction, may be better served by Dodge's even-more-spacious and far more easygoing Caravan or Grand Caravan minivan, or by the upscale minivan. From the driver's seat, the Durango's user-friendly dashboard layout recalls those of Dodge's lauded minivans: instruments are bright and legible, and controls and switchgear are smartly arrayed. It's leased by the company I work for. My 2004 went to my ex, I wrecked the second, 2005, and am replacing it with a third 2005. For that, opt for the much-lauded 5. Lastly, if you buy it for business, it fits the greater than 6,000 lb. Unfortunately, the aft seat doesn't quite fold flat, diminishing effective cargo space.
Had to have the Hemi power for towing. Our customer is our number 1 priority, and we make sure that your purchasing experience with us is satisfactory and pleasurable. I am in love with this vehicle. A bell sounds for long durations of time whenever I don't bother to put on the seat belt. Rides like a dream but lacks low end torque.
In fact, I went up a 45 degree hill in two feet of snow last winter, and the Durango stays nicely in line when other cars are sliding off the road in front of me. On the open road, an independent front suspension and a solid-axle rear-end with Watts linkage nicely split the difference between truck-style brutishness and sedan-style civility. For me, there is no better vehicle, regardless of price. Unlike the M3, however, it does not get stuck on a wet lawn. Contact dealer for most current information Are you a Nissan fan wanting to buy one, but worried about your budget? Its all the stop and go that eats up the gas.
Ride is very quiet and comfortable. The ride is relatively comfortable and the cabin is quiet, although engine noise is pronounced. Traction control and three-row side-curtain airbags are available on all Durangos, as are light- and heavy-duty tow packages and a skidplate package for off-roade. I feel safe in it and that is most important when you have young children with you. Delivering 230 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque, the 4. The Hemi engine is quite powerful, which means it eats gas like mad, but other than that, it is probably the nicest car I have ever owned and the newest. Its practical without going to a minivan.
I will wait to see how it holds up mechanically. Would not buy one without a Hemi. I'm six foot, and the seat is perfectly set to step in, without the running boards, though they are a nice touch for the kids. This car accelerates almost as fast as my M3 from 30 to 70! The basic four-wheel-drive setup features a single-speed transfer case, perfectly suitable for inclement weather and most rough roads. Took it on a 1800 mile road trip 2 months after getting it and it was great. . In choosing the right Durango configuration for you, look to the IntelliChoice Ownership Cost Value Ratings, as there are variances among trims and powertrains.
I love the way the body looks,I wish I had a sun roof but otherwize the gas makes up for it and the price. Matched to a four-speed automatic transmission, the six-cylinder engine produces 210 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque--not much, considering the 4,800 pounds it's asked to set in motion. I feel smart driving it, its so sporty outside and we compared it to all the smaller suv's in its size. Electronic stability control is unavailable. We also found the interior fit and finish to be subpar. I have 4 kids and I downsized from an excursion, we love it. I'd like to own one of these myself but I wonder if I could afford to pay for the gas at 13 or 14 miles per gallon city.
Pomoco Nissan of Hampton hosts a large inventory of used and certified preowned Nissan vehicles, alongside its stock of new ones. Used prices between the Hemi and small V-8 is very minimal so why not get the extra horsepower. I feel very safe driving it, including on the highway. Serious users, however, should keep moving: The Hemi-powered Durango is the one for hard-core haulers. I'd rather be able to hit a deer at 70 and walk away, as I did. It handles great, smooth ride, very roomy. For 2004, the second-generation Durango arrived with the same mission--to cover the middle ground between popular segments.
I commute three hundred miles, often in bad weather, and I've never enjoyed a commute more. Like the big Ram, the Durango does its best to mask its yachtlike enormity with reasonably precise, convincingly carlike rack-and-pinion steering. Dodge stylists drew upon both the Peterbilt-inspired look of the original Durango and the current pickup when designing the current Durango exterior, creating a tall, boxy vehicle with shortened overhangs, crisp edges, and a minivan-esque rear. Optional on rear-drive Durangos and standard on all four-wheel-drive models is a 4. A new-for-2005 Adventurer model includes a host of outdoorsy fitments, unique aluminum wheels, a rubber cargo liner, tubular side steps, and a standard Thule rack with a choice of six connection systems.