Stopped at idle, you have to consult the tach to determine if the mighty Hemi is lit. My 2004 went to my ex, I wrecked the second, 2005, and am replacing it with a third 2005. Serious users, however, should keep moving: The Hemi-powered Durango is the one for hard-core haulers. Shared with the much smaller , a 3. I'm a shade tree mechanic but these simple things work sometimes. From 2004-2006 electrical overloading in the driver's side instrument panel caused numerous reports of.
Besides the Ann Arbor-Texas-Ann Arbor trip, there was a long weekend run to Second Creek Raceway near Denver, about 2600 miles; a 3500-mile vacation excursion through several southern states; and another vacation trek through several Canadian provinces and parts of Maine. The Durango has a comparatively soft suspension, which translates to an especially comfortable ride. The biggest problem we encountered manifested itself at about 26,000 miles, a grinding resonance that sounded like—and turned out to be—a bad left-front wheel bearing. Then when the hill is crested it will slow down, I don't like it either but it is the nature of the beast. I'd rather be able to hit a deer at 70 and walk away, as I did. I'm about to buy my third.
Available on rear- or four-wheel-drive Durangos, the Hemi thumps out 335 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque, giving the Durango enough grunt to tow up to 8,950 pounds. A new-for-2005 Adventurer model includes a host of outdoorsy fitments, unique aluminum wheels, a rubber cargo liner, tubular side steps, and a standard Thule rack with a choice of six connection systems. . Days later we still haven't heard from Sonju. What engine does it have? I commute three hundred miles, often in bad weather, and I've never enjoyed a commute more. Steep grades may cause variations in the selected vehicle speeds. From the driver's seat, the Durango's user-friendly dashboard layout recalls those of Dodge's lauded minivans: instruments are bright and legible, and controls and switchgear are smartly arrayed.
Under the Hood The standard engine in two-wheel-drive Durangos is a 210-horsepower, 3. It's decidedly quicker off the line and far more willing to transport everything plus the kitchen sink than its lesser brethren. Even with a trailer, there was plenty of punch for passing on two-lane highways, freeway merges were no sweat, and short haul or long, the Durango's comfort quotient was high. I have 4 kids and I downsized from an excursion, we love it. Save your gas, and time! Fuse Block - Rear Beneath the left rear seat. Yes, it is normal for the engine to rev while climbing a hill while in cruise control.
Would not buy one without a Hemi. The V-6-powered Durango is best avoided; its marginally better fuel efficiency is quickly outweighed by its general underhood inadequacy. A bell sounds for long durations of time whenever I don't bother to put on the seat belt. If you want performance in a vehicle that weighs over 2. All things considered, we emerged with a positive view of this Hemi-powered hauler. I have not had any reliability problems, and it's a lot cheaper to maintain and fix than my other cars.
I feel safe in it and that is most important when you have young children with you. I even doped the price. A new Adventurer model with heated cloth seats debuts for 2005. They were particularly wrong about the running boards, devices we suspect were created by a cabal of dry cleaners. I bought a newer ram so this Durango is up for sale cheap. In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2005 Dodge Durango Limited.
The basic four-wheel-drive setup features a single-speed transfer case, perfectly suitable for inclement weather and most rough roads. The Hemi engine is quite powerful, which means it eats gas like mad, but other than that, it is probably the nicest car I have ever owned and the newest. Optional on rear-drive Durangos and standard on all four-wheel-drive models is a 4. I have not had any problems other than routine maintenance. I'm six foot, and the seat is perfectly set to step in, without the running boards, though they are a nice touch for the kids. Took it on a 1800 mile road trip 2 months after getting it and it was great. Basic Durango styling cues continued, but the current model is 7 inches longer and more than 3 inches taller than its predecessor and features 15 percent more cargo capacity.
You didn't mention if you have the cvt trans. May 28, 2010 Simple answer, no, it will not most likely cause any increased wear to your engine or transmission. Well, there are people who love challenges, and that's what the Twistep presented for at least some of us. Dodge also promises up to 8,950 pounds of towing capacity. Interior Durangos can hold seven people when equipped with three rows of seats. Durangos come with rear-wheel drive or full-time four-wheel drive, which has Low-range gearing. I just wish the interior wasn't so basic.
On the open road, an independent front suspension and a solid-axle rear-end with Watts linkage nicely split the difference between truck-style brutishness and sedan-style civility. It performed its function reasonably well, and despite expectations to the contrary, we didn't have any major ground-scraping problems with speed bumps or abrupt driveway ramps. The first of these excursions was a run from Ann Arbor to Texas and back, with a little 1800-pound U-Haul trailer behind and ice beneath the tires in central Indiana. Of all Durangos, the Hemi-powered version is the true charmer, with a bounding, fun-to-drive demeanor that almost makes you forget how often you're stopping at the pump. Used prices between the Hemi and small V-8 is very minimal so why not get the extra horsepower.