What do you guys think of Durangos?

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  1. HoosierJeeper

    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    :confused:Just curious. I've had mine for about 4 years and was just curious to see what the Jeep crowd thought of them. Mine is the 05 Limited, HEMI, DVD, sunroof. It's only a 4x2](*,),but it's seen some snow and handeled it well. Need a 4x4 replacement though, not a Tahoe, too expensive. No GMC, GM is cutting them:(. Maybe an Expedition, nice interiors. Really want to see the 2010 Grand Cherokee(ZK?). oh, for referance
     

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    I like the fact that the Durango rear shocks fit perfectly on a lifted KJ :D Other than that I have no experience with them.
     
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    I like them. If I was in the market I would buy an aspen though!
     
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    From the rear they look like a large KJ.
     
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    Here's what I think of the Durango...

    Big KJ with a Dodge Grille. :) Yes I said it. :D

    Anywho, why not replace it with a 4x4 Durango? Looks like you could get one really cheap these days...

    ... and the 2011 Grand Cherokee is... a ... drumroll please... WK. :p
     
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    I'm don't think I'll replace it with an 08-09 because the next generation Durangos will be made in the Jefferson Ave. Plant with the Grand. It will be a unibody, and I pretty sure the Aspen will be built there too. The Newark,DE plant was closed, so they could switch over. Plus, in Florida our KJ was the one and only 4x4 in the area:D. No such thing as a 4x4 Durango in the area: We looking at Yukons and said we need a 4x4 and the salesmen yelled at us saying we don't need a 4x4, because I don't have one.:rolleyes:
     
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    Aspen has been canceled.
     
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    I really like the GC, and honestly my friend has one and I rode in it the other day and I really wish I would have gotten one instead of my KJ
     
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    What year? WJ or WK? I would agree with you if it was WJ, but WK is just too loose in my opinion, and no where near the responsiveness of KJ.
     
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    Yes, I also like the WJ. They had a NP242HD option t-case. Nice jeep.

    I did drive the Hemi WK and it was fast though.

    As far as the Durango goes I also liked the old body style better but past that I can make no comments as I have not even sat in one, much less driven one.

    Dave
     
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    Durango's are cool.
    I considered one, but the KJ won! ;)
     
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    HAHA thats how I felt in 03 before I bought my 95zj.:D
     
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    x2 I have always thought the older model was pretty cool looking. Not as much of a fan of the newer ones.
     
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    Tear. :(

    That was my first vehicle. I had a '98. Then my father drove it. Now it's gone. :mad:
     
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    Your father drove it and wrecked it? You gave it to him?
     
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    No. He drove it over his friend's house, got into a 5 car accident and... yup. There's more to the story but I don't feel like typing it all in here. It might already be on the site somewhere though... who knows.
     
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    I liked the old Durango body style as well. Nearly picked up a used one b4 I got the KJ.