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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    Bryankennedy1304
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    I'm Having Intermittent Problems Starting My Durango, Get A Clicking Sound ...

    We have replaced the tps, the starter, idle air control valve, battery and terminals! Last year we had our transmission rebuilt!! I'm on my last nerve with this vehicle, if it weren't for the fact ...

    18 views with 5 answers (last answer 15 hours ago)
    Joseph Scott
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    Vibration When It Rains

    What causes vibrations only when it rains

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)
    rogers313
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    Lower Radior Hose

    Can the lower radiator hose affect the temp of the car

    3 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
    Lcharv4
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    99 Dodge Durango 5.2

    I changed my fuel pump. At first it chugged down the road. Now it dies instantly when I put it in gear. But idle fine. Even revs up in park or neutral. Can anyone help me.

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    Reidnewton
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    Won't Start

    The 99 Durango starts but won't run rite turn it off and start it again and it runs fine or sometimes it runs but no power we just keep starting to we find the rite one to run we have changed the c...

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