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New Dodge Durangos

Postby Spudnuts » February 15th, 2004, 2:58 am

Thinkin abouta new ride. What yall think of these fine vehicles.
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Postby Cummins Thunder » February 15th, 2004, 3:07 am

Now they have grown up to full size much better. I bought a 98 when they first came out but didn't like not being able to put in anything greasy (lt.grey int)without ruining the carpet.Sold it to my dad @7k lucky bastard 27k tax free.Lots of front end probs 1st year but he still has it no other problems. Being new the jury is still out on reliability issues.
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Postby SuZQ213 » February 15th, 2004, 3:16 am

A friend plunked down some serious cash for his and two months later, in the shop for a week while they figured out why his automatic door locks were locking/unlocking by themselves. He wasn't happy with the gas mileage pulling two sleds either, but it's a step up from taking his 4x2 Ram to the UP. Other than that, I've not heard anything bad about them. I'd think for pulling anything heavier than a two place, I'd go the 2500 Quad Cab route if you're stuck on Dodge. JMO. (BTW, last Dodge I ever owned had windows that would open and close whenever they wanted (different ones at different times).
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Postby Land_Warrior » February 15th, 2004, 3:18 am

I have one, and personally wouldn't own one again. Mine is a 2000, 57K on it, it rattles, clanks, and is very noisy. Fit and finish is not really up to par. The new ones could be better. Look more like a hopped up station wagon with 4wd than the old Durango's that looked more like SUV.

Went and drove a 2002 yesterday and it is pretty much same thing. A little quieter though. It's my wife's and she loves the damn thing, but we also drove a Chevy Trailblazer yesterday.

I liked that thing a lot. Quiet, plenty of power, comfortable
the only thing I didn't like was it had way to many gadgets on the dash, steering wheel, all of the panels, but when you test drive something for the first time and they have all that you don't really appreciate all the stuff.

I like the new Durango's but my wife thinks they are ugly.

The one thing I can say about the Durango's is that they are sturdy in a wreck. I got T-boned this summer in downtown Denver, and she only had one badly damaged door, with no structural damage. The Lexus that hit me was hammered bad. We drove home to N Dakota, he had to be towed living in Denver.
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Postby mnsnowboy » February 15th, 2004, 5:07 am

I wouldn't own one either. My boss owns one and has had more problems with that thing than I have ever seen. He has had the ball joints replaced a couple different times, he has had thermostat problems and a bunch of other junk. I would stay away from that thing, but I don't know much about the new ones. Rough riding I'm sure, like any other Mopar vehicle. I rode in a 96 Intrepid one time and it's a good thing I wasn't trying to drink a cup of coffee outta that junkpile.

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Postby Land_Warrior » February 15th, 2004, 5:21 am

I had thermostat problems too, and you know where the damn thermostat is??

In the waterpump, how the hell is that an easy fix for an everyday guy that wants to maintain a vehicle himself? and the waterpump is not easy to get to without a lift or a rack and some major cowling removal.

Rides like a cattle truck, but my wife put oversized tires 33"'s on it so that was to be expected.
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Postby sledfreak13 » February 15th, 2004, 6:05 am

My parents own a 99' haven't had any problems with it. But i hear the new hemi is junk in em..Your better off pulling with a mini van.
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Postby Polaris500 » February 15th, 2004, 7:41 am

My buddy at work has one and it has been trouble free. I actually looked at a 2004 yesterday with a hemi in it ...VERY nice but just too much $$$ for us at this time
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Postby Luv2sled » February 15th, 2004, 8:58 am

You better hope they are better than the 2000 model.....wholly crap, never seen a vehicle with as many problems as that heap of junk (including AC). Do you want the list of things that have gone wrong? Never mind resale value....LOL. C'mon ****znuts, you can do better than that.
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Postby blizzardman » February 15th, 2004, 3:23 pm

dur rankos thats my thoughts on em,typical dodge junk.the only thing dodge has going for them is the cummins diesel,
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