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2017 to 14-15 Keep SRT... Am I crazy?

I purchased a brand new 2017 awd blacktop edition Durango RT last November. I had my heart set on getting a 14+ Jeep SRT but couldn't justify spending $10k more for a used Jeep with little to no warranty left as opposed to a brand spanking new hemi Durango, out so I thought. While I do like the Durango, part of me feels that I settled and I'm having buyer's remorse. I know this forum is obviously biased, but if like to know what you guys would do in my situation.

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Old 03-19-2017, 01:11 AM
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Re: 2017 to 14-15 Keep SRT... Am I crazy?

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Old 03-19-2017, 01:37 AM
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Get the jeep srt

What he said.

I got a Hemi GC first, then the SRT GC. Loved the 5.7 until I got the 6.4. Now I really know what love is.
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Re: 2017 to 14-15 Keep SRT... Am I crazy?

Buyers remorse once identified grows exponentially with time. Go for the GC-SRT. Better do it fast before the SRT Durango launch, since your ride might further depreciate. Been there several times so I feel ya.

And you are not crazy, I'm sure there are lot of us who have been there before. All the best.
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Re: 2017 to 14-15 Keep SRT... Am I crazy?

Ahh just noticed that I butchered the thread title, I apologize. I may go for it but the depreciation is terrifying, but I should have at least a little leverage because it looks like the 14-15 SRT model years are really hard to move. Wish me luck!
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I purchased a brand new 2017 awd blacktop edition Durango RT last November. I had my heart set on getting a 14+ Jeep SRT but couldn't justify spending $10k more for a used Jeep with little to no warranty left as opposed to a brand spanking new hemi Durango, out so I thought. While I do like the Durango, part of me feels that I settled and I'm having buyer's remorse. I know this forum is obviously biased, but if like to know what you guys would do in my situation.

This can go either way....
Ask yourself how many times a day do you go full throttle acceleration on the Durango. If you don't do it at least once a day, don't spend the money. If you do however, you just NEED an SRT
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Re: 2017 to 14-15 Keep SRT... Am I crazy?

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This can go either way....
Ask yourself how many times a day do you go full throttle acceleration on the Durango. If you don't do it at least once a day, don't spend the money. If you do however, you just NEED an SRT
x2 everytime I get in MY12 SRT. I flogg her on the daily She frequently sees the 5-6k rpm.
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Re: 2017 to 14-15 Keep SRT... Am I crazy?

Not even a question... you should NEVER have bought the 5.7L to begin with.

Make it right... get the 6.4L and enjoy life!
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Re: 2017 to 14-15 Keep SRT... Am I crazy?

Once you get the SRT you'll realize there really wasn't a question to begin with.
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Re: 2017 to 14-15 Keep SRT... Am I crazy?

I just test drove a 5.7L Durango R/T today (was bored and shopping for my wife) and, while not TERRIBLY HORRIBLE, the 5.7L just isn't up to the task of knocking your socks off like the 6.4L is.

Jeep SRT or bust!
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Re: 2017 to 14-15 Keep SRT... Am I crazy?

I had the R/T Durango and traded in for the 14 Srt GC. I love the Durango body style and the 3rd row. If i could have waited for the SRT Durango i probably would have but now that i have the GC it has grown on me. GC all the way!
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Re: 2017 to 14-15 Keep SRT... Am I crazy?

Get the new SRT Durango when it is released later this year...
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