1999 Dodge Durango Overview


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1999 Dodge Durango Overview

Dodge cheated a little bit and classified their Durango as a compact SUV, even though it's closer in size to some of the full-size SUVs out there, just so they could say it's the biggest, most powerful SUV in its class.

Well, offering a 5.9-liter, 245-hp V8 engine that can tow up to 7200 pounds, it definitely is the most powerful SUV in its class, which includes the Ford Explorer. And it looks like a brute too, more truck than SUV, which makes sense, since it was based on the the Dakota pickup, which itself was based on the full-size Ram pickup. But don't be fooled by its gruff exterior. It is actually easy to maneuver, with good cornering and a sturdy frame.

In 1999, the Dodge Durango introduced a 2WD version to go along with its 4WD. In addition to the on-demand 4WD, you could pay extra for a 4WD that worked on dry pavement. Also new in the 1999 Durango is another engine choice, the 3.9-liter, 175-hp V6. A retooled overhead console and dash controls on the steering wheel were added to the interior. All models came standard with power windows and locks, tilt steering, cruise control, rear climate control, and the inevitable nine cupholders.

You'll make friends quickly with your local repairman, say Durango owners, who complain about problems with the transmission, ball joints, and brakes. You'll also make friends with your local gas pump, as the mileage, like in any SUV, stinks. Still, most owners rate their Durangos highly, because of its beefy look, storage capacity, spacious interior, the comfortable third-row seating, and its easy handling.


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    How Do I Find Out What 5208cc And 5211cc Means

    I have a 1999 durango and im lookimg for injectors and there asking me for the option on 5.2 motor is it the 5208cc or the 5211cc where do i find this

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    I have a 1999 durango. car will turn on perfectly at times, you leave it on for a few minutes and it will shut off and there is times that you need to press on the gas in order for it to not shut o...

    7 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)

    Cold Start

    My Durango keeps cutting off while I'm driving it. Then I have to let it sit and cool down before it will start again. Then, it will run fine until the engine warms up and it will shut off again. I...

    15 views with 4 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

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    My Dodge. D.don't be Donna start. It ticks for a while then it mit start

    4 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 days ago)

    I Bought My Durango From A Car Lot I Went To The Store And I Reached In To ...

    I have a keyless remote that I ordered from the dodge web site but it won't work. What did I do wrong? Is there not a remote for this year dodge Durango. If so his do I get my remote to work?

    10 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)