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2020 Dodge Durango GT #5328031 01/20/20 04:18 PM
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So, in Miami now for some days off with the family and got a subject car as a rental (shouldn’ve been VW JETTA but they didn’t have any at the time i was picking the car up so works for me). Back to the topic, i’m actually quite impressed with the truck, plenty of power for 3.6, transmission shifts quite smooth and effortless, very nice minimalistic interior, comfy leather/alcantara seats etc. What i’m really curious about is a long term experience with these rigs. Can anyone share how’s the reliability etc? How often do you guys visit dealer for any repairs etc? Just all that jazz about FCA products on this platform makes me wonder...


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How many of the negative comments are from members that don't own a current FCA product? One thing to note about the Durango and it's cousin, the Jeep grand Cherokee, is that the platform is old.
The vehicle is still based on the 2011 platform. It's been tweaked over the life of the platform however. I would assume some things have been sorted out and the vehicle isn't as bad as a Toyota only worry wort
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And if it matters, Consumers reports says lots of negative things about the 2020 Honda Passport in the handling department while they are positive about the Durango in it's ride, handling and how stable of a tow vehicle it is.


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My aunt has a '16 Grand Cherokee and I haven't heard her complain about it. If there were issues with it, I would definitely hear it. She previously had a '14 4Runner and she would talk about this brake pedal squeak that nagged her continuously.

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Only real issues we had with our 2016 was the failure of a section of the rear LED light and the rear USB ports got snow packed in them, shorting them (kids). Other than that it was pretty problem-free.


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Wish I would have bought a 2014 V6 instead of the 2011 v8 I had.

2016+ models got the Pentastar upgrade engine, which has stop start, revised VVT as well as variable lift, among other tweaks. On the Durango pages, there seems to be less issues with v6 models than there are for the 5.7’s. Burnt out center/hatch tail lights are pretty common, ~$650 if you buy a new OEM part and install it yourself.


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Re: 2020 Dodge Durango GT [Re: parshisa] #5328142 01/20/20 06:36 PM
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Pretty tried and true iteration for the Pentastar and the transmission. They have has about 8 years to iron out the bugs. I really like the looks of the current Durango in white with blackout features. Looks like a criminal would drive it.


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Re: 2020 Dodge Durango GT [Re: skyactiv] #5328146 01/20/20 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by skyactiv
How many of the negative comments are from members that don't own a current FCA product?

duh
So now you have to own one in order to comment on them.
Many people I know specifically avoid an FCA product because of their history of high repair costs and problematic reliability.
There are plenty of (reasonably) reliable places to look that document FCA's bottom of the barrel repair history. Like all automakers, some models are better than others, but in general the consumer is taking a higher risk when choosing FCA.

As always, good luck!!!
cheers


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Originally Posted by Imp4
Originally Posted by skyactiv
How many of the negative comments are from members that don't own a current FCA product?

duh
So now you have to own one in order to comment on them.
Many people I know specifically avoid an FCA product because of their history of high repair costs and problematic reliability.
There are plenty of (reasonably) reliable places to look that document FCA's bottom of the barrel repair history. Like all automakers, some models are better than others, but in general the consumer is taking a higher risk when choosing FCA.

As always, good luck!!!
cheers


And how many times do fanboys of other brands point out “you don’t even have one! Have you even driven one lately? You can’t comment on it!” Or “I had one a decade or 2... or 3... or 4... ago and it was horrible!” coffee


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Re: 2020 Dodge Durango GT [Re: parshisa] #5328185 01/20/20 07:27 PM
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My grandpa has a 14’ Grand Cherokee Limited (basically same platform) that he’s had for 3 years and 19k miles. We drive him in it.

Overall, eh, it’s ok I guess. We bought it as a desert off-road vehicle and it does that great. Reliability though?

Radiator has failed, thermostat housing leaked, electronic power steering rack leaks a little, transfer case control module failed (4x4 control was dead too), oil pressure switch failed which required the intake manifold to be removed, 1 headlight bulb replacement at my friend’s shop was $180 ($100 bulb, his cost), and it’s had evap codes off and on the past year or so. Now they’re solid and won’t go away. Inner cover for panoramic sunroof is getting stuck and doesn’t want to close all the time, so we stopped using it. My mechanic’s fancy Snap On scan tool shows all sorts of stored codes with the electronic lift gate, the radio, and all sorts of other stuff.

But it serves its off-road purpose, so it’ll stay for now.

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Originally Posted by Imp4

duh
So now you have to own one in order to comment on them.
Many people I know specifically avoid an FCA product because of their history of high repair costs and problematic reliability.
There are plenty of (reasonably) reliable places to look that document FCA's bottom of the barrel repair history. Like all automakers, some models are better than others, but in general the consumer is taking a higher risk when choosing FCA.

As always, good luck!!!
cheers


Yes, the old my brother's friend's cousin's roommate once knew someone who had one.


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Originally Posted by Imp4
Originally Posted by skyactiv
How many of the negative comments are from members that don't own a current FCA product?

duh
So now you have to own one in order to comment on them.
Many people I know specifically avoid an FCA product because of their history of high repair costs and problematic reliability.
There are plenty of (reasonably) reliable places to look that document FCA's bottom of the barrel repair history. Like all automakers, some models are better than others, but in general the consumer is taking a higher risk when choosing FCA.

As always, good luck!!!
cheers


Says the dude driving his grandma's Mitsubishi. Truly the bottom of the heap. You still living in her basement and playacting Star Trek? Thought so.

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Originally Posted by sloinker
Says the dude driving his grandma's Mitsubishi. Truly the bottom of the heap. You still living in her basement and playacting Star Trek? Thought so.

Hey, thanks for the personal attack. It really expands the discussion.
The ongoing experiment with the car in my sig is to see how long I can keep it running before the rust demon evaporates it. I readily admit that it's a beater.
Now, back on topic.

Do you have anything to add to the FCA reliability discussion?


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Originally Posted by Imp4


Do you have anything to add to the FCA reliability discussion?


Well let's see...he owns a couple FCA products, I'd say he brings much more to the discussion than you.


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Originally Posted by dishdude

Well let's see...he owns a couple FCA products, I'd say he brings much more to the discussion than you.

Oh, how so?


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