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.
I've owned my Nitro RT, from new. I bought it on Oct. 31, 2007. It had a couple hickups with the HVAC system. Okay. virtually every part of it was replaced under warranty. Aside from that, I've put 112,000 miles on it and had only a few small things break. Window regulator. Window button. Key FOB. I was looking at other new SUV's like the Highlander and Murano, and have decided to keep my Nitro. It's worth putting in the $3,000 of 100,000 mile maintenance on. The biggest down side to the Nitro? Suuuuuuper chinsey interior. But I guess that developement money was spent on better mechanics. I'm super happy with my RT!
Overall, I'm very happy with my Challenger. I've wanted one since they were announced as coming back, and I got a good deal on a the base V6 model. I really like the machine and driving feels nice and powerful. The trunk leaves something to be desired, and I'm not 100% sure why they placed the battery inside the trunk, which isn't able to be opened without battery power. If your battery dies, you'll either have to climb inside the trunk from the cabin, or jump the car from the front. Minor issues aside, it's comfortable and recommended for the wannabe car enthusiast who doesn't quite have the money, expertise or desire to go into the full-on V8 powerhouse vehicle range.