2001 Dodge Durango User Reviews

2001 Dodge Durango Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 15 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"big space" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"suspension" 2 reviews

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mditzler writes:
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5

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We love everything about it

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Fuel economy is not the best. But a fair trade off for the bad weather ability to go anywhere

mditzler
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Awesome Suv — We love the appearance of first generation Durangos.. The real only downside to this vehicle is the fuel economy. But that is Dodges normal thing. Fair trade off for me though. Don't know if ours is the exception to the norm but we find it very comfortable for long or short trips.. It is the AWD version and has a ver good suspension. As far as maintenance goes it has been the norm as for most vehicles. We just have nothing bad to say about it.....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dominick writes:
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Great style and power, lots of room for passengers, good comfort and cargo capacity

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Poor gas milage, transmission needs work about every 60K miles, not particularly nimble, some interior trim not holding up

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Good Dodge Suv — I bought my Durango new and I've had it ever since (11 years and 120K miles). I love the curvy fender style and the comfort of the interior space and seating. I have had to put some work into it over the years, mostly normal maintenance items (brakes, tranny, differentials, A/C recharge, etc). The main issues I have had are on the transmission. I had to get it replaced at about 60K miles and now at 120K miles, it is starting to slip again. It has been a really good vehicle for my family, holding lots of cargo and people as my kids have grown up and we've taken it on numerous tips to mountains, plains and deserts. It does great in the snow and has great power to make it over mountain passes or trails, with the 5.9L engine. I have been very happy with my Dodge, with the exception of the poor gas mileage. I get 13- 14 mpg in the city and 14 - 15.5 on the highway (not much difference). In general, I can recommend the Durango as a good general purpose SUV. ** UPDATE ** I bought a newer used car to be a daily driver. Now my daughter uses this truck. While she does not like that is has poor gas mileage and would prefer something smaller, she loves the 4x4 capabilities in the Colorado winter. She feels confident driving the Durango and goes on trips to the mountains with her sister and friends for snow boarding. It is still a solid vehicle and performs well with modest maintenance.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Hefnerwife writes:
2001 Dodge Durango Base 4WD Review
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I thought it was an okay car, it looked sharp. All black!

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The front ball bearings and roders and brakes seemed to give me problems if I remember correctly. The air conditioner too.

Hefnerwife
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Looks Good But Won't Purchase Another One. — I thought it looked nice but it didn't seem dependable as my others. I had too many problems and got rid of it. I'm bought my escalade after that. This car was a gas guzzling machine. It was a v-8

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Omar writes:
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Plenty of room, comfortable seat for long drives, great look, and a decent performer in all areas (for an SUV).

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MPG, but you do have to pay to play.

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I Love The R/t — I personally think the first gen Durango is one of the SUV's that can fit almost anywhere and is a good overall SUV. It has some power when you need to pass and has great looks IMO. There is good handling, not recommended for auto crossing lol, in and out of corners and everyday driving.

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nickweyman writes:
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Best Truck I have ever owned.

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None

nickweyman
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Huge Interior, Race Car Like Handling, Off Road Beast. — This truck is awsome! it has the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in. It is so fast you will forget you are in a seven passenger SUV. It handles like a race car. Forget the minivan, this is what you need.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jamest1042 writes:
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This has been a great automobile addition in our family. Everything about this vehicle has been excellent. It was a replacement for a 2000 model Durango that was totaled when T-Boned $ years ago, and my wife liked it so well, she wanted to replace it with this car.

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NONE

jamest1042
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Great Automobile — I like everything about this vehicle. It has been one of the most reliable cars we have owned and would buy it again. It has plenty of seating and cargo room. Comfortable to take on long trips and a pleasure to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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dmblystone14 writes:
2001 Dodge Durango Sport 4WD Review
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4

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Always liked the looks of the first gen Durangos.

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Gas mileage

dmblystone14
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My New, Old Winter Beater — Just got my 2001 Dodge Durango a few weeks ago to use as my winter driver. It's too early for a total review but so far so good. I'm going to keep it under 5,000 miles a year on this and I'm hoping to get at least 30,000 miles out of this truck without any major issues. I guess we'll see.

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Joe writes:
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5

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Very reliable, cheap to fix. Four wheel drive works great! If properly maintained it will last a lifetime!

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The fuel efficiency isn't great for the power the 4.7L produces. I averaged 11 to 12 mpg with 90% of my driving at 45 to 55 mph. I did a computer swap to give me a 2nd overdrive gear, which helped a ton on the interstate. What you give up in MPGs will come back to you in reliability.

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Amazing Vehicle For A High School Student, Or Anyone Looking For A Winter Driver. — The only thing I didn't like was the fast that you can't get a suspension lift for a Durango in 2001 to 2003, and that it didn't have a HEMI option. Other than that, like I said, for the 235hp it's rated at, 11.5 mpg isn't very exciting. Is capable of hitting 16 to 17 mpg on the highway if you keep your rpms under 2500.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kelly writes:
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Love this truck!

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Can't think of anything I don't like.

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Perfect! — I have had this car for eight years now and cannot find anything I like as well to replace it with. The new Durangos just don't have the same look and feel as the older ones and other trucks are either much too big or look like stations wagons on steroids.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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anthonyj205 writes:
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it looks so cool!!

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gas

anthonyj205
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I Think Its The Total Package! — i love this ride!!! its got room for everything and strong enough to pull anything. i can take it anywhere on road or off road. i would recommend this vehicle to anyone. if i got rid of it i'd definitly get another.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2002 Dodge Durango Reviews

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