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Old 07-31-2013, 07:26 PM
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Yes, except for Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection which is in the Technology Group.
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Re: 2014 Durango - Features and Changes

I am loving the taillights on the Durango. Makes me want the whole collection of the LED tails (Charger, Dart, and Durango)
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After months of eager anticipation for the MY14, I ended up pulling the trigger on a MY13 loaded max steel awd crew hemi. I went to the dealer to place my order and drove home in a new vehicle. I'm still kind of scratching my head, but honestly, I'm happy with my decision (at least until I see the 14's on the road). Two things changed my mind: a big discount and the new tranny. I test drove a new WK2 and was not impressed with the tranny. When I put my foot into it, it seemed like forever before it engaged and really had trouble finding the right gears from various speeds. i just liked the 6 spd much better, not apples to apples, but just my opinion. Also depends on your driving habits too I guess. Anyway, worth giving the new tranny a go before you make your final decision. You can't go wrong either way (unless you don't get the Hemi)...the 'Rango is one sweet ride.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:31 PM
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After months of eager anticipation for the MY14, I ended up pulling the trigger on a MY13 loaded max steel awd crew hemi.... When I put my foot into it, it seemed like forever before it engaged and really had trouble finding the right gears from various speeds. i just liked the 6 spd much better, not apples to apples, but just my opinion. Also depends on your driving habits too I guess. Anyway, worth giving the new tranny a go before you make your final decision. You can't go wrong either way (unless you don't get the Hemi)...the 'Rango is one sweet ride.
Yes, I know what you mean. From everything I read and limited experience test driving the '14 Jeeps, the new tranny, while it makes a significant difference over the 5 speed with the v-6, it seems to be only a marginal improvement over the 6 speed with the he Hemi.

I'm getting a v-6, so I've ordered a '14. I'm still a bit nervous after reading the posts and polls about some of the harshness that folks are reporting with the v6 and 8 speed jeeps. I didn't notice that On my test drive, but it sounds like it occurs more after the trans "learns" after a few hundred miles of driving. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

in any case, enjoy your new ride! Mine's going to be further delayed since the wife and I decided to change the color, so we have to actually order another one once the banks open again on Aug 9. Going with crystal granite with light frost beige instead of the brilliant black with tan interior that is already on order...
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All Durango models are scheduled out until August 9th when the order banks re-open.


No idea, currently it is not listed at all for the Limited...
That's a disappointment about the safety, security and convenience group not being available / not pricing. Would they actually start production without making it available for early-production Limiteds? That would be an unfortunate decisiion.
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I take it the 7 seat is a requirement?

If not, I'd take a look at the JGC personally.
I just might take your advice. I'd likely keep the Durango third row down for lots of hauling room. Overrun here with old and new JGC's. Thought I liked the looks of the Durango better. If I had money to burn, I'd go pick up a loaded ML 350 ( anemic looking as they are) and never look back. I'd hate to feed and maintain a Mercedes, though. Like I said, if money was no object......
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Well, I emailed dealer # 6 and got an immediate reply telling me he could order a 2014 Durango for me. So I responded immediately with specifics and asked him to get back to me. Once again......crickets. I even checked my spam folder thinking it would be loaded with correspondence from the various dealers I've contacted. Not so. Wonder what would happen if I addressed my next email to ALL SIX dealers, and asked them what their best deal would be on the Durango Citadel that I have previously inquired about. I'm guessing....more crickets.
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I just might take your advice. I'd likely keep the Durango third row down for lots of hauling room. Overrun here with old and new JGC's. Thought I liked the looks of the Durango better. If I had money to burn, I'd go pick up a loaded ML 350 ( anemic looking as they are) and never look back. I'd hate to feed and maintain a Mercedes, though. Like I said, if money was no object......
It's crazy that people are thinking about jumping ship before the ship even leaves the port. I'll wait a little more but I am also considering my options as it doesn't look like all Durango options will be available at launch. Kind of crazy since these same options are standard on the Citadel. I don't get it.

My only update is that my dealer #2 called on Tuesday to say he had nothing to say.

The only thought I have for you Laurel, is that maybe one of the dealers happened to order what you're looking for.

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Old 08-01-2013, 02:20 PM
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...crickets.
It's most likely a combination of three things:
  1. They have 2013 Rango's they need to move, so they would be all over talking to you about that.
  2. Allocation is closed for 2014 Rango's until 8/9 (so they couldn't order one right now if they wanted to)
  3. They don't have pricing yet (dealers seem skittish about placing an order without having pricing available)
Lastnight the wife and I spent about 2 hours looking at a 2014 JGC Overland next to a 2013 Durango Citadel.

It came down to a couple things:
  • MPG of the Diesel
  • 4x4 of the Diesel
  • Luxury feeling of the Overland (it was like sitting inside my Merc)
  • Loss of addons in the Rango (Pano roof for example)
  • Cargo room of the Rango
  • 3rd row in the Rango
  • Price of the Rango (would be quite a bit cheaper)
  • Resale value
As much as I love that 3rd row and all the extra storage (almost an extra foot in length versus the JGC), the loss of the 4L gearing without buying the Hemi (dear god no way am I paying that fuel bill), and the loss of some of the luxury goodies and the potential hit the resale will take when they phase out the Rango is what is pushing me to stick with the JGC Overland CRD.

Had they actually given the Rango a 4L with the V6, it probably would have been my pick.

I will say I do really like the styling of the new Rango. Looks mean and sporty.

I'll most likely drive the Jeep until the Grand Wagoneer comes out in a couple years, switch over to it and gain the 3rd row (along with all the goodies).
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It's crazy that people are thinking about jumping ship before the ship even leaves the port. I'll wait a little more but I am also considering my options as it doesn't look like all Durango options will be available at launch. Kind of crazy since these same options are standard on the Citadel. I don't get it.

My only update is that my dealer #2 called on Tuesday to say he had nothing to say.

The only thought I have for you Laurel, is that maybe one of the dealers happened to order what you're looking for.

-fireman
Fireman, I would find this all very entertaining if it wasn't so darned frustrating. So odd about all options not being available at launch, and I wish we both could get our hands on exactly what we want. Nice of your dealer #2 to keep in touch......while it is worth zippo to you, I'm amused because nobody will reply to my replies. Was it something I said? I've tried to be specific, direct, interested and enthusiastic. It would be great if a dealer happened to order what we want...but I'd sure rather not pay for what we don't want. I'm not giving up yet.......I'd just rather have something new and comfy ASAP for long drives as I'm about ready to whip out the duct tape and twist ties to hold together my older ride.
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After reading the troubles some have getting dealers to talk to them about ordering a 2014 I was worried. However, the first dealer I called here in the Bay Area said no problem and made an appointment on 9th to order my Citadel. Of course they all want you to get on the lot by any means so we'll see what really happens. I also don't need to haggle so that helps a lot I imagine as I have the Affiliate Rewards program thru work to get it at 1% under invoice. I doubt I could touch that negotiating for a new model. Hopefully all goes well and I'll sign up for the MOT service here.
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