this was a very dependible car in the beginning but after a couple of years the car started acting up and not working properly. i would be driving down the road and all of a sudden and without warning the car would stall out on me and not work. it would take anywhere from 2 minutes to 2hours too start back up for me. i took it to 3 different auto shops and none of them could figure out what was causing it. they all agread that it was a issue with the electrical system but they could not agree on what it was exactly. one of them said that it was the cars brain and the others ones said that it had to do with the cars relays but the could never agree with each other and what they did do to it never worked in the end.
I LOVE my car. We wanted a car with the optional 3rd row so we can get around with our kids and their friends. We also have a pop-up camper, and we just bought a boat at the end of the summer that requires extra towing capacity. I was concerned that this would be a "utility" vehicle and not a luxury vehicle - but I was totally wrong! The car rides incredibly smoothly, even when towing. The adaptive cruise control is also smooth, not jerky like most others I've been in. All the "extra" features are wonderful too - I live in Wisconsin so the heated steering wheel is lovely!
I was in the market for an SUV ... didn't like the tiny overblown station wagons, but didn't want to spent a fortune. I was shopping for Honda and Nissan because I liked the size and feel of the Pilot and Pathfinder. Read a lot of on-line reviews and noticed Durango kept out performing them both. I had never even considered Dodge and ASSUMED Honda would be best in class. I was wrong. I would have liked the Durango to look a little "beefier" towards the back end. It looks a bit too much like a minivan, but with everything else it had going for it in safety and features ... and then make it 10,000 less than what we were looking at ... I can deal with a bit of a "soccer mom wanna be" look in my manly-SUV. So far I couldn't be happier with our decision!