Originally Posted by fireman
Thanks Scott and TBLWK2. Like the bi-xenon's, the wheels are more pleasing than originally expected.
No, not a staff photographer but I'll work for hire!
I'm a serious sports and nature photographer by hobby and I will go to extremes to get a shot. The crazy weather yesterday forced me to take some of the pictures in harsh sun. I was disappointed in the lack of good Limited pictures out there and really wanted to provide some good pictures that may help anybody on the fence over color or trim.
That black they have is really nice. The metallic bits in it are spectacular close up when the vehicle is clean. Waxes and polishes can enhance that even further. Even when not clean however, the contrast between the black and chrome makes up for it. I'm fairly certain both you and your wife will be pleased with your choice.
Yes, my wife loves it. She says it matches her car now.
Fireman, I'm VERY late to the party, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading your reviews, and all the comments you have received. Your Durango is just stunning, and your photographs ought to garner you an offer from Chrysler. I, too, was fascinated with the subtle color changes apparent depending on the light and surroundings. So glad your wife is happy too.
I agree about finessing reverse until one gets used to it, and a little nervous is a good description for the steering. More sensitive than my last vehicle, but I'm working on it. I also agree about the blind spot assist.... easy to spot on a gloomy day or especially at night.... not so easy on a bright sunny day.
I'm enjoying all the gauges, and the info available through the EVIC. I've been using the digital speedometer, and decided to activate the speed limit lady (another technical term). She's very polite and not a nuisance at all. Rather liked her reminding my husband when he was driving the Durango on Friday AND conducting business on his cell phone. (phone wasn't paired). Oh, and speeding! Easy to do in the Durango, or so we have found. I also like that turn signal feature where one tap gets you three blinks for changing lanes. Glad you use yours.... safety first! All in all, I think so many features are pretty well thought out.
Sorry to hear about that ding. Does your paint look cracked at all there? I might like to see some of his work first if you meet your dealer's dent guy. Hope he can help if you decide you want your spot addressed. We have the same paint imperfection under the hood. Interesting how that is so consistent among the 2014s.
I will be curious for your thoughts as you test out your navigation and UConnect. Also, I will be interested to hear how others think you sound on your paired iPhone. I have the iPhone 5, I certainly speak well above a whisper, but I've been told by two different people that I don't sound so clear on the other end when calling from the car.
I'm also very impressed that you have detailed your Durango. Big project, and not surprised you had a sore muscle or two. That was on the short list of projects I hoped would happen around here over the weekend, but let's just say we encountered a rain delay. Might be a couple more weeks, but we WILL get to it, or I'll find someone to get to it for us!
Thanks again for writing such a thorough review, and touching upon both the pluses and minor minuses. Now I am going to look at your photographs again, because they are JUST THAT GOOD!!