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2014 transmission CR review

Consumer Reports News dated Oct 18th gives a nice review on the 8 speed transmission. Tested by one of their engineers who owns an Airstream.
Although brief, worth reading.
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Consumer Reports News dated Oct 18th gives a nice review on the 8 speed transmission. Tested by one of their engineers who owns an Airstream.
Although brief, worth reading.
Link?
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Re: 2014 transmission CR review

I was not sure if it was allowed to include the link.

2014 Dodge Durango | SUV towing - Consumer Reports News
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2014 Dodge Durango | SUV towing - Consumer Reports News
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I wish he said what the repair was. Just out of curiosity. My last car was a Nissan, and I was really mean to it. Never took it in for one tune up and I did oil changes every 10-15k miles out of being lazy and the car driving fine. I got rid of it at 82k miles w/o ever having had a problem and never once seeing the engine light or any light for that matter. The car always drove like the day I got it. Before my last Nissan which was an Altima, I had a 350z also never had issues, but I took better care of it. Not by much though. And before that I had two explorers, one sport and one Eddie Bauer. The trucks never held up well to my young reckless driving. I decided to go back to a truck I'll hang on to, and get something sporty as a second "weekend" car. I'm happy to get back in a truck, been having tons of fun. Going from a 350z to an Altima was the worst idea ever. I thought It'd be kind on gas and that it was the mature car to get. I decided maturity and good gas mileage are over rated.

I definitely won't treat my Durango like that though. 1 because I love the thing and 2 because I don't think it could handle the abuse as well...
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Thanks for finding this article. Helps to know that the 8 speed trans is capable and smooth.
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Thanks for finding this article. Helps to know that the 8 speed trans is capable and smooth.
Mostly smooth. It could use some more software tweaking for coasting up/down shifts in low gears when cold.
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Mostly smooth. It could use some more software tweaking for coasting up/down shifts in low gears when cold.
I've driven 6 different 2014 GC's and all of the transmission shiftings on all of them seem to be seem less. I've even driven a Pre production Ram 1500 and
It's shifts were also seem less. Maybe the conditions I drove them under we're much different than your driving condition. If the trans does need a tweak I
Hope it gets it by the time I make all of my GC choices. Good luck.
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