Car Review: 2004 Dodge Durango
January 02, 2009, 06:46 PM
Bought new, 2004 Limited 5.7 HEMI
About 50,000 miles on it now with no problems at all, it has served as a 7 passenger bus, and with all the back seats folded down has done house renovation duties, very versatile.
The handling for such a large thing has shocked me at times, did I just do that? I also own a sports car, so I have something to compare to, and this thing handles amazingly well.
It does love the gas station though, I would say about 15MPG is about average, but it does have a big V8, so thats expected.
Also unstoppable in the snow, it's All Wheel Drive, nothing needs switching, unless you want to go off road, then you can choose to lock it in 4X4 mode, or 4X4 low mode.
DVD player is nice for the kids on those long trips.
Car Review: 2000 Dodge Stratus
January 02, 2009, 06:34 PM
Bought new in 2000, the only time it's left us stranded is just recently, fuel pump went out, but for 130,000 miles I'm not complaining, it's been a great car, parts for are dirt cheep, I put some after market drilled and slotted rotors on the front, my Wife is hard on brakes and warped the stock one's.
Replaced all the plugs myself, this looks harder than it really is on the 6cyl.
The leading edge of the hood tends to rust out on 80% of these cars, 2000 and 99 I think, I noticed this by looking for one at the junk yard.
Put some after market wheels and tires on it, went up from 15s to 16s and man, it handles so much better with a little bit more rubber on the road, not to mention looks great with the new wheels, I think I'll just keep it forever, even though we have a newer car now.