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Claremore Driveway: Dodge Durango


photo copyThe Dodge Durango has been around a long time. Like its competitors Tahoe and Expedition, the Durango was built on a truck chassis. The only problem with all of them was that they, well, rode like trucks.

I think they should have changed the name in 2011.  That’s when the Durango changed from the truck chassis and began sharing the chassis with the venerable Jeep Grand Cherokee and Mercedes Benz ML series.

The Durango is actually a stretch from the Jeep, allowing plenty of room for a third seat. I notice that the Durango is sprung softer than the Jeep, allowing for a smoother ride.  Steering effort is also reduced.

Today we’re testing a 2013 Durango all-wheel drive with 16k miles. She’s a deep cherry red with a black leather interior; we also currently stock these in Maximum Steel.

photoWe stock these pretty well loaded including the heated leather memory seats, the big radio with backup cam, and most importantly, that power hatch pulldown.

These rate high 20s highway and all around get better than 20 mpg which is pretty good for a full-sized SUV.

We get these that have been used about six months and close to $10k off new sticker.

Just something to think about.

My name is Robby Melton. I’m old enough to qualify for a “senior coke” at McDonalds and don’t have to work anymore, but find myself here on the lot most days because that’s where the cars are. That advertising slogan,  “We sell cars for fun,” is not far off-base for my brother and me.











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