I bought the Durango in November on 2006 and even though the payments are a little steep and it loves gasoline, everytime i get into the Durango i still love it as much as the day i bought it, i always feel comfortable and safe while driving it, it is a great family vehicle and i have taken it on trips and had tons of room for luggage it all around is the best vehicle i have ever owned!
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!
2013 Dodge DurangoCarter R - Midlothian, VA09/09/2017
The Durango, particularly used, it's an extreme value. We got ours fully loaded with the hemi at a great price. It drives and handles like a sports car.
In short the Durango is a great family car that is still a blast to drive.
My only gripes are the city gas mileage sucks (approx 13-14) but that's to be expected. The six speed transmission can be a bit finnicky. Dodge upgraded it to a smoother 8 speed for 2014. It's a better trans but dodge changed the trim levels so getting a hemi requires dropping some serious dough on a Citadel or RT.
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