1998 Dodge Durango User Reviews

1998 Dodge Durango Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Colleen writes:
1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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lots of room

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gas hog

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Grab Life By The Horns — Love it! Never lets me down anymore. Had a few issues when i 1st bought it, but we got them worked out over time. It is a huge gas hog, but thats expected with a V8. Doesnt ask for much matinence, can 500 on oil changes Only complaint is the rubber trim on the bottom of the windows rusted from underneath and causes the trim to flap in the wind while driving

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joeastrue writes:
1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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5.9L V8 has more power for same gas mileage as the 5.2L.  With the luggage carrier, you really can seat 7 on a long trip if you need to, in a fair degree of comfort.  CD player with Infinity speakers delivers outstanding sound.  Kids can climb in and out easily with the running boards.  Gas mileage (15-16 range) not significantly worse than the V6 minivan (18-21).

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If you really want to tow 7000 lbs. over high mountain passes, get a diesel.  This rig can do it, but it does slow down when you're climbing a couple thousand feet at 6% or 7% grades.

joeastrue
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Rugged Performance, Good Value — I ordered this vehicle from the factory with the options that would later be grouped as the R/T package, in fact, pretty much every option but the engine block heater, which I probably should have done. It's been to Montana in the winter, and up and down the west coast of the US, often towing a 28 foot travel trailer, with bikes or skis on the roof racks. Handling and traction in dicey road conditions has been superb, even while watching Subarus sliding out of control across my path. There have been occasional repairs, but I think we have gotten our money's worth, owning this vehicle for the last 10 years.

Owner for 10 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

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ClaudeS writes:
1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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4WD when you need it

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Rear end is loose in watery conditions and when not in 4WD

ClaudeS
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Failure! — Will never own a first year model 'anything' ever again! This truck has been a mechanical nightmare from very early on. Only good news is that with 170K I haven't replaced the transmission yet. Understand the newer Durangos are far more reliable but not enough for me to chance owning another.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dont writes:
1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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3rd row seat

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front end

dont
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Better Have Lots Of Money To Put In It — front end needs better equip.. wheel barings suck. needs alinment every 6mo. needs constent alinment. under hp,and tork. ac needs to be redone every two years. takes for ever to worm up in the inside during the winter time.....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Richard writes:
1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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reliable, strong, v8 power, limited sip dif,leather

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its a dodge , suspention lift very expensive, not solid front axle

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Dodge From Hell — This thing rust's faster than a salt truck in january But is drives and performs with pure perfection + gas milage is not so bad parts and maintenance cheep engine is solid as as a rock tranny is weak , but I know how to fix it needs more ground clearance and bigger brakes

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D_Rango writes:
1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

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You can haul just about anything!  People, cargo, luggage, pull a trailer, you name it!

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Big gas loving engine

D_Rango
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Rusty But Trusty — I love the old style durango! 2004 or older are the best! They are big and tough, but not huge like a Tahoe or Expedition. They like gas, but if you take it easy it isn't too bad. Very consistent fuel consumption with my 5.9L V8. I really like the towing power. Makes me feel like I can do anything or go anywhere!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rob writes:
1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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lots of room inside not cramped

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sometimes it uses more gas then other times lol

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Great Suv — done miner repairs to it parts are decently priced so far its fun to drive better on fuel on the highway then in town driving some day gets me were i need to go without any problems future upgrades planed

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jus writes:
1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr STD 4WD SUV Review
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It was mine...pay off and owned.

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The the frequency of fill ups and I didn't like the color.

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Durango — I thought it was a good and reliable car. I didn't have many issues wit it.The car was used a a family vehicle and we utilized the backset often for the kids friends. When the third row was down it was roomy enough for transpo of the dog and we even used it once or twice to load up to move out of our appartment.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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evansj88 writes:
1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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Good power and performance

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if you cant handle the v8

evansj88
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Good Rider — Great to drive, rides smooth. Good power and decent mileage for 318. Looks good as well, seats seven so always lots of room. Good off road capability and on just as good on pavement, and of course the fact its a dodge.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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duranger22 writes:
1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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power.....

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gas mileage ....but its  V8

duranger22
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Safe Driving , Towing The Best — I love Durango it has good shape . goood accelaration i own a 5.9 4x4 and this have power....i will recomended. i put some upgrades for performing look much better..!!!!the only thing is the gas mileage but if you can do it ....enjoy the power...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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