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Tire salesman, service writer for 27+ years. Marine Corps veteran, 1976-1982. Built mid 13 second '71 Torino, frustrated mechanic. I hate/love computers in cars (they run better when the computer works, but all too often the computer dis-computes). My last 4 vehicle have been four wheel drives.
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Car Review: 1999 Dodge Durango
July 01, 2010, 01:00 AM
Bought new in 1999, now has over 199,000 miles on it. The rear end gears went at 88,000, the trans went at 92,000, the front brakes lasted 97,000, the rears 175,000. $4000 trans. Ouch! Replaced the differential with a Lock Right - bad idea. Noisy. The engine runs like a champ, no tap. But it has had 5 sets of upper ball joints (including originals, replace twice by Dodge under warranty) and lower control arms were replaced due to bad ball joints. Two words - bad design. But for all it's faults, it is a do anything type of truck. Now it started running warm, stalling at lights and wearing the tires badly (on it's 5th set of tires). Needs $1700 worth of work, decisions, decisions ....
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