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Re: 2014 Durango - Features and Changes

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Single exhaust on Limited V6. No upgrade or option for dual.
Dual exhaust on Citadel V6 and Rallye.

Dual exhaust on HEMI models.

See the Feature Availability PDF in post 1 of this thread.
I stand corrected. I was given poor information, but I just tried to build the v6 with dual exhaust and could not.
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Re: 2014 Durango - Features and Changes

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Got it on the Hammock. very useful, thanks.

Regarding the exhaust, others have posted the exhaust on the Limited/Citadel is different/quieter than on the R/T.

So, based on the last several posts, I will order the Hemi because:

PROS
1. Upgrade to heavy duty brakes
2. Upgrade to Dual Exhaust (on Limited)
3. ZF built transmission
4. Hydraulic Steering (more solid feeling maybe?)
5. More sophisticated AWD system
6. More power on demand

CONS
1. Worse fuel economy
2. Some additional maintenance
3. Slightly higher monthly payment

Did I miss anything?
I don't think you missed anything, and I think you're making a fantastic choice. Congratulations on your new Limited!
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Re: 2014 Durango - Features and Changes

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Got it on the Hammock. very useful, thanks.

Regarding the exhaust, others have posted the exhaust on the Limited/Citadel is different/quieter than on the R/T.

So, based on the last several posts, I will order the Hemi because:

PROS
1. Upgrade to heavy duty brakes
2. Upgrade to Dual Exhaust (on Limited)
3. ZF built transmission
4. Hydraulic Steering (more solid feeling maybe?)
5. More sophisticated AWD system
6. More power on demand

CONS
1. Worse fuel economy
2. Some additional maintenance
3. Slightly higher monthly payment

Did I miss anything?
PROS:
7. More towing capacity
8. It's a HEMI

CONS:
4. Upfront cost

Have to do what's right for your situation. The V6 was more than ample for our current needs and future towing needs once we retire my XL Denali in a few years.

It was a hedge/balance against potentially rising fuel costs, expected use (no heavy off roading, etc) and initial vehicle cost.

All of your reasons are good ones for going with the HEMI. For us it didn't make sense.

Now - get the order in and join the ranks
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4. Hydraulic Steering (more solid feeling maybe?)
Just to clarify, the V6 is still hydraulic, it's the pump that is electric rather than belt driven.
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Re: 2014 Durango - Features and Changes

Great comments and encouragement -- Thank you!
I drove the V6 for the second time this morning and really liked it.
That's why i posted this morning to get some advice -- and eveyone's comments really helped!

Since I drive about 10K miles/yr. so the fuel hit won't be so bad.
Also, I am leasing, so the monthly doesn't go up too much as you only pay the depreciation over three years. (by the way, the MF is very low from Chrysler financial, 0.0002 on the Limited and 0.0005 on the Citadel)

Now that i have the Hemi decision behind me, i have two other small questions.

1. Anyone get the skid plates? I drive in VT a couple of times a year and have done some light off-road. Do they weigh alot? Sounds like a reasonable add on at build time.

2. Can i order the passenger seat on he Limited to have 8 way and memory as a stand alone option?
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Re: 2014 Durango - Features and Changes

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Great comments and encouragement -- Thank you!
I drove the V6 for the second time this morning and really liked it.
That's why i posted this morning to get some advice -- and eveyone's comments really helped!

Since I drive about 10K miles/yr. so the fuel hit won't be so bad.
Also, I am leasing, so the monthly doesn't go up too much as you only pay the depreciation over three years. (by the way, the MF is very low from Chrysler financial, 0.0002 on the Limited and 0.0005 on the Citadel)

Now that i have the Hemi decision behind me, i have two other small questions.

1. Anyone get the skid plates? I drive in VT a couple of times a year and have done some light off-road. Do they weigh alot? Sounds like a reasonable add on at build time.

2. Can i order the passenger seat on he Limited to have 8 way and memory as a stand alone option?
I think the passenger seat only gets 8-way (actually 12-way with lumbar) with the leather upgrade. and the passenger never gets memory if thats what you were saying? but i suggest trying to build what you want here.

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I don't think the dealer can do much beyond whats the site has unless they do it after market and i just don't see that as being worth the price, especially on a lease. Also, parts are hard to come by right now as the car is way too new.
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Single exhaust on Limited V6. No upgrade or option for dual.
Dual exhaust on Citadel V6 and Rallye.

Dual exhaust on HEMI models.

See the Feature Availability PDF in post 1 of this thread.
I'm going to start calling you Durango Dave...and perhaps you should take that moderator's spot Vertrkr didn't want. Such a plethora of info here, and great to hear from additional and prospective Durango buyers.
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I believe if you don't get the Nappa package, the seats are not perforated. if you do get it it adds rain sensing wipers which has been nice with the current rain we're having, and ventilated seats which has been really nice on a few hot days we've had when I was in parking lots away from my garage. There are a few other things you get with the Nappa too.

I wanted but did not get the center console in the back, becasue i too have a large dog, 115 LBS and if I do have 6 people in the car i need a place where he can lay if i put down a pad.normally though I hammock the back and he chills there.

I Have a business and sometimes need to put down all the seats and carry some boxes. The other day I had around 700Lbs in there and didn't even feel a difference in the drive, pretty amazing.

This is Wally, He loves to shed all over my new car, so i have since invested in a 12V dustbuster with attachments.
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Re: 2014 Durango - Features and Changes

I ordered the skid plates. Not sure how much they weigh but I don't think it would be much. I like the added protection of anything kicking up on road. One dealer looked at me when getting the price and asked me what the skid plate package was. LOL
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Now that i have the Hemi decision behind me, i have two other small questions.

1. Anyone get the skid plates? I drive in VT a couple of times a year and have done some light off-road. Do they weigh alot? Sounds like a reasonable add on at build time.

2. Can i order the passenger seat on he Limited to have 8 way and memory as a stand alone option?
1. Can't hurt. Not enough weight to make much of a difference
2. No passenger memory seat on any trim.
8 way power passenger only on Citadel (standard), or R/T with the Nappa Package. The flip side of the 6 way passenger seat in the Limited is that it fold flat for cargo hauling.
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Re: 2014 Durango - Features and Changes

Allright, so here is my final order:

Durango Limited
1. Billet Silver / Black interior
2. Hemi
3. Premium Group
4. Safety/Security & Convenience
5. 2nd Row Fold & Tumble Captains Chairs
6. Trailer Tow Group (for the load leveling suspension and the spare tire and so i can put the bike rack in the hitch receiver)
7. Skid Plates

(Its basically a Citadel without chrome and perf. leather, ventilated seats and a few other goodies!)
Oh, and I joined Access Fund thanks to this forum and am getting the below invoice pricing!
Thanks again for all the input/advice today!
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I'm going to start calling you Durango Dave...and perhaps you should take that moderator's spot Vertrkr didn't want. Such a plethora of info here, and great to hear from additional and prospective Durango buyers.
Thanks for the kind words. I couldn't hold a candle to some, but might consider it if they needed one. Most of the info I have is accessible to everyone. Sometimes you just have to know where (or how best) to find it.

My job has me in front of my computer 10 hours a day, so....
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