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Dodge Durango, SUV
Jun 05, 2003 (8:56 am)
I am a Dodge dealer in Washington state and to my surprise yesterday I was able to order the all new Durango. Even though Chrysler has not informed the dealer body yet of the change it was very obvious.
The new sales code is HB, last year it was AN.
The engine choices are 4.7L or 5.7L Hemi.
The rear set is split 50/50.
The fuel capacity goes from 25 in 2003 to 27 in 2004.
17 inch wheels are standard.
The SLT Plus trim is now called Limited Trim.
And so on.
Pricing was not given but I ordered a bunch of them.
Jun 05, 2003 (10:03 am)
I posted the old Durango as an AN model but the correct model code was DN.
Jun 10, 2003 (2:36 pm)
I have searched and searched this internet. Nowhere can I find a start up date. Its not that I don't beleive you Colorado, but it seems strange.
I have even written to Dodge. They are saying spring of 2004.
#50 of 98 2004 Durango ground clearance?
Jun 11, 2003 (4:56 pm)
Colorado, if you can get the info, what ground clearance and approach angles is Dodge claiming?
I do go offroad, and love ground clearance - it's up there with good galvanizing in my book. Bigger is nicer, but not if I get stuck on a rock.
Jun 19, 2003 (7:14 pm)
My wife drives a 99 Durango 5.9 with tow package.
We have been looking at a later model but all Dodge offers now have the 3rd row seat. With the 3rd row seat you loose a flat floor with all seats folded. Talk about a mini van interior! We wish DC offered the option of not buying the 3rd seat. All we get from our dealers is "well you can take it out and leave it in the garage." I'm not sure even the option of a hemi will keep us from shopping elsewhere. This is a pain because we really love the Durango.
#52 of 98 End of lease panic
Jun 23, 2003 (8:30 am)
The lease for my 2001 Durango will be up in early November (2003). Im beginning to panic when I hear the 2004 Durango may not be out until Spring 2004. We LOVE our Durango. It has never given us a single problem despite what many had warned us about before getting it. Its been wonderful and I would definately get the 2004 if it comes out in time. Spring is not "in time" for me and it breaks my heart because there really isnt any other third row seat SUV out there that does anything for me.
Help me if anyone knows when the new style will be coming out.
#53 of 98 Durango minivan-ha
Jul 03, 2003 (9:40 am)
It looks like an SUV to me not a minivan at all. Plus I love minivans' style. north, look at the Suzuki XL-7, Ford Explorer , Chrysler Pacifica, and minivans like the Toyota Sienna, Mazda MPV, and Chrysler T&C. The minivans are the best but if a minivan isn't for you, consider the XL-7 Limited as it is a great SUV with a luxurious and roomy interior and rugged looks outside.
#54 of 98 Cargo Space 04
Jul 05, 2003 (6:56 am)
Anyone know if there will be more cargo space in the 04 Durango? If so, what is the total amount of cargo space available? Does it compare equaly to that of the Tahoe?
#55 of 98 It's nearly here!!
Jul 06, 2003 (8:04 pm)
I've handed my leased '00 Yukon to our local Dodge dealer and am waiting for my '04 Durango.
I'm told it will be available in BC in mid October and yes I'm going with the Hemi. I dont tow much, but we have some pretty high level passes here and lots of single lane highway. Does anyone know if Dodge will move to a floor shifter,or if they plan to offer an OE grille guard( like the Endeavour)?
Jul 07, 2003 (12:32 pm)
The Durango isn't a minivan with off-road tires -- that would be the Toyota Highlander.
My first impression of the 2004 D is very ugly, but that's what I first thought of the redesigned Grand Cherokee a few years ago. Now I prefer the looks of the current models.