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2003 Dodge Durango R/T 4dr 4WD

2003 Dodge Durango
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4-Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
12 mpg city / 17 mpg hwy
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November 7, 2012, 7:42 pm

Andrea S
 

Question: are dodge durangos good suvs

Im looking into buying a 2004 dodge Durango but I'm hearing a lot of different things from a lot of different people about them. Are they hard on gas? do they break down a lot? are they dangerous to drive in the snow? How much on average would it cost to fill the tank. Is $6,998 worth it? Tell me what you think


November 10, 2012, 7:00 am

Tyler O
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I don't have any personal experience with this vehicle but I can tell you it will definitely not be fuel efficient.

Any vehicle with a high center of gravity isn't particularly safe. The 4wd may help you in the snow, but careful driving any the correct snow tires will help the most. If you want a car that's good in snow, get a 4wd sedan.

The maintenance and repair cost of this vehicle will likely be more than average. If you really want an SUV, consider a smaller Japanese model.

The 2wd model is rated at 14/18 mpg. The 4wd model will probably be a bit less.


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