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#1004 of 1712 2001 Durango SLT Purchase ? by golions7
Dec 11, 2003 (8:47 am)
Just bought a 2001 SLT with same features and 28,200 miles from the dealer (Archer Dodge) in houston, TX. Paid $14995 out the door for it. This model has Infinity audio system, running boards, leather, third seat dual A/C and zoning, 4.7L etc.
They were asking 17,500 for it (Sticker) and finally gave it to me for 15K while adjusting $500 in negative equity in a trade. So In actuality, they charged $14,500 for the truck. According to KBB.com -15,000 is the private aprty value for these trucks. Your guy is asking the book for the truck! try to negotiate a grand or two atleast. I would not have paid even 14K if I were not buying from a dealer. Besides, the previous owners turned out to be my neighbors across the street who purchased it new from the same dealership. They were kind enough to give me all the records etc. They also put new tires at 25K miles with 60K warrnty.
Keep in mind that these are old body style and will loose more value because people start noticing the new shape on the roads. I love this style Durango though and am very happy with my purchase because this is what carry;s my kids. i myself drive a GMC Envoy.
Finally - the price is Okay, not great at all. go to Kbb.com and enter all info for a private aprty purchase and enter good for condition. Excellent really applies to something with under 10K miles or in obsenely good condition with all records etc. and not evenaa scratch. Even then, I will use good condition, and you will see value to come out to 15K (unless its a 5.9 with 4x4) that brings it to 17K. Also keep in mind that 4x4 option is preselected in KBB.com and you have to disable it when calculating.
#1005 of 1712 can I order it?
Dec 11, 2003 (8:32 pm)
Does anyone know if I can order a 2004 Limited 4WD Durango with NAV, DVD and Sirius? Some dealers are saying no way, others say no problem. I can't even find nav as an option anywhere. It's a must-have thing for me. Thanks.
Dec 13, 2003 (3:21 pm)
An 04 Limited 4WD w/ DVD and Sirius should be no problem, and I'm almost positive that the Nav is available as a dealer-installed accessory for about $1500 plus labor.
#1007 of 1712 Repost....
Dec 14, 2003 (3:09 pm)
recently have noticed a thumping sound from what sounds like the right front end when going over small bumps, such as when pulling into and out of the driveway.
I noticed when I push on the front right fender, there is a clunking/cracking sound from the front right.
I only have about 2,650 miles on my 2003 SLT 4x4, is this too soon for the infamous ball joint problem? Any other ideas?
Other than this no problems. I hope to add a cat back dual exhaust this spring, possibly with Dynomax turbo mufflers or Ultra Flows.
Which would you recommend?
Dec 14, 2003 (4:18 pm)
I remember that the car show version had an integrated Nav (as seen in some of the car mags too). I wonder why Dodge dropped it for the production version? Does Dodge typically hold things back, and them introduce them in the following years?
#1009 of 1712 2001 SLT Purchase
Dec 17, 2003 (10:27 am)
Completed my purchase of a 2001 SLT(loaded) from a private party. KBB was $16.5 and Edmunds was $17.8 from private party sales. I paid $15,000 and the seller added $600 to complete the payoff to Chrysler. I feel pretty satisfied and look forward to driving the truck soon.
Mobinakhtar from Houston
Sounds like you got a great deal from a dealer - congratulations on your 2001 SLT.
#1010 of 1712 2004 Durango
Dec 17, 2003 (1:16 pm)
I've read that the new Durango is selling very well, but I have yet to see one on the road here in northeast NJ. Are you seeing many around you? I passed by a Dodge dealer today, and found that the new Durango looks even better in person than it does in pictures!
#1011 of 1712 2004 Recall - Great Pricing - Daimler Chrysler Blasted
Dec 18, 2003 (6:26 pm)
1) I was talking to my dealer today who is locating a new Durango for me. He said his most recent shipment will be delayed a few days for a recall fix of something. I didn't get a chance to ask what the problem is. Anyone else here of this?
2) My wife works for Chase Manhattan Bank which has an affinity program with Daimler Chrysler. We get a special program # and BAM, 1% under dealer invoice, no hassle, no fuss, no sleazy car salesman/manager stuff. Easiest shopping I've ever done for a car. They also let you use any rebates out there too. I get another $1000 off because I'm in a current Dodge lease. My 2004 loaded Limited with Hemi is going to cost less per month than my 2001 R/T. Awesome.
3) Anyone see CBS and Dan Rather on the ball joints on the Durangos and now Dakotas? Daimler Chrylser didn't come off very well. Hopefully this might put more pressure on them to take care of the problem.
#1012 of 1712 Now What???
Dec 19, 2003 (4:48 pm)
I took my 2003 D 4x4 to the dealer due to a thumping sound that appears to be coming from the right front. They claim they could not find anything, tried to say it was the stops you hit when you turn the wheel all the way....but the sound happens even when going straight and slow over small bumps. They said they checked all susp parts, etc.
Has anyone else had this problem? Is there something else that could be loose that could be thumping against the bottom of the D?
#1013 of 1712 Now What???
Dec 19, 2003 (4:48 pm)
I took my 2003 D 4x4 to the dealer due to a thumping sound that appears to be coming from the right front. They claim they could not find anything, tried to say it was the stops you hit when you turn the wheel all the way....but the sound happens even when going straight and slow over small bumps. They said they checked all susp part, etc.
Has anyone else had this problem? Is there something else that could be loose that could be thumping agianst the bottom of the D?