Originally Posted by Shockwave
Hey, curious to see how a fellow 2nd gen Durango owner feels about the JPC HA. I have a 2006 Durango 5.7 and have been wanting a GC for a couple years now but I am waiting for CarPlay to be implemented. The HA is the model I was looking at but that boat may have sailed since it doesn't look like they are coming out with them in 2017.
Did you get a v6? Come from a 5.7 Durango? Curious to here your thoughts on this if you did since those durangos had 5 speed transmissions and these 8 speed.
My 2007 Durango had the Hemi, but when I traded it in 2011 the gas prices were outrageous AND I wasn't pulling anything so I just went with the V6. I stayed with the V6 when I bought the 2014 and my new Jeep also has the V6.
I really haven't noticed a big difference between the Durango and Jeep in driving (yet), but I've only had the Jeep for 2 days now. I do think that the Jeep seems to have a little more power, although I'm not sure why since they both weigh about the same and have the same engine.
I do enjoy the 4wd capabilities of the Jeep, but I wouldn't have even tried some of those things with my Durango. Too worried about knocking off a body panel sitting low to the ground, but with the Jeep I can jack it up a little bit before I go offroad.