Durangos?

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  1. Tre003

    Tre003 OT Supporter

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    You guys seem to hate Durangos, but they can be had for a good price with low miles.. You also seem to love Jeeps.. The durango and the jeep both have the same parent company.. why is the Cherokee/GC so much better than the Durango?
     
  2. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    the jeeps and durangos have very little in common... the platform isnt the same. the only thing really shared are the v8's and transmissions in the grand cherokee.

    the cherokee and grand are unibody suv's, the durango is based on the dakota.

    part of the reason the jeeps are so loved is the 4.0L I6. The 4.0 isn't a Chrysler product; it was developed by AMC. Its torquey and reliable as the day is long. The AW4 auto in the XJ is also very stout.

    Jeeps can be had for low prices with low mileage too, and if you're debating between a durango or a Jeep, wait it out for a Jeep.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I like the 2004ish Jeep GCs. I wish they kept those.
     
  4. Tre003

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    gotcha..
     
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    Main problem with the Durango (newer ones) is the 4.7 liter engine's tendency to develop sludge and fail if not properly taken care of.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    my dad has one. i love driving it.
     

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