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#16 of 35 Re: Review of my new 2011 Durango Citadel [luvmyhemi1]
May 22, 2011 (11:29 am)
Luv the driving position on the Durango way better than my Acura TSX. It just handles and drives like a car. I agree the 5.7 hemi is awesome that's what I wanted and so do I have a lead foot Has anyone fill up from empty to full tank? how much did it cost to fill up a full tank of gas and what is the capacity? (haven't read it yet from owner's manual).
#18 of 35 Re: Review of my new 2011 Durango Citadel [aviatorstack]
Jul 31, 2011 (7:12 pm)
Just picked up my Durango Crew WITH tow package and V-6 (plus a couple other options). Dealer did a search and found a couple that met my needs, so they are out there with tow packages. Did a dealer trade and got it within a couple days. Love the vehicle so far with 26 MPG on highway and 19 city driving. Will tow an 18 foot fish and ski boat locally for first time this week. Owners manual says not to tow anything for 1st 500 miles and limited towing (not to exceed 50 miles per hour) on second 500 miles. I have not qualms about pulling this boat with this V-6 - ample power in my opinion. Feel the v-6 will be gas thrifty when not towing and meet my need when towing.
#19 of 35 Re: Review of my new 2011 Durango Citadel [thedurangoguy]
Aug 01, 2011 (6:31 am)
I'd be interested to know how well the v6 tows a boat that size. The reviews are coming in with remarks stating that it's not as good as some others, be for me the opinions of actual owners is more valuable.
#20 of 35 Re: Review of my new 2011 Durango Citadel [lilredcorvt]
Aug 11, 2011 (10:11 am)
I bought a Stone white Durango RT back in May of this year, and what a amazing SUV! I love it! I've actually set cruise 65 and got 25-26 mpg on a flat Hwy, average back and forth to work (hwy and city driving) I ave a little over 19mpg. I've owned a 2004 Durango limited hemi since 2005 and it still has never been in the shop and has been a great vehicle, now, with that said, it doesn't compare to the 2011's. Dodge needs to be congratulated for producing such an awesome SUV.
#21 of 35 Dark Charcoal Citadel
Aug 14, 2011 (3:34 pm)
I got a new 5.7 lt Hemi Dark Charcoal / Black and Tan Citadel back in April, and couldn't be happier. It has everything but the DVD, and since no one (that I know of) is putting Blu ray into cars yet, and all my movies are Blu Ray, I decided not get that option. I traded in my old 05' Durango for it, and the difference is like night and day. Don't get me wrong, The 05' D was exactly what it was supposed to be: a tough old truck, but I decided that I wanted some luxury to go with toughness too. The 2011 Citadel has it in spades. It's tough, but elegant. There's allot of soft touches to the interior to make a grown man cry. Nothing too cutesy pie. Just well thought out, well designed controls, and features. If I didn't know it was a Dodge, I wouldn't know it was a Dodge. I looked at the 2011 Explorer, and Lincoln MKX, but they fell way short on the tough truck meter. Having said all that; I have done a few minor mods to it though. I absolutely had to get rid of those plastic covered chrome rims, and replaced them with real 20"x 9" American Racing Circut chrome rims. They look very OEM, and are an inch wider with the same diameter, so they're not too wild. I also got an OEM style dash kit, and some black MGP caliper covers, but that's it on the mods. This baby looks good enough as is, and I'm a happy guy.
#22 of 35 Re: Dark Charcoal Citadel [deepwater805]
Aug 15, 2011 (4:59 am)
Congrats man on your new D!!! yeah was wondering why car manufacturers are not putting Blu Ray units into their vehicles. Anyway check out, register and be a member of Dodge Forum (3rd Gen Durango)...show your pride & joy! my username in that forum is sidewinder9m.
Aug 27, 2011 (4:14 am)
I've been looking at large SUVs for a while now and will soon look at the Durango. I've narrowed my list down to the Sequoia and MDX. I really like the looks of the new Durango, but I'm very concerned about long term quality. I owned a Dodge back in the early 90s and the quality and re-sale value were so poor that I've been a devoted Honda person ever since. Unfortunately the Honda Pilot doesn't appeal to me. I don't like the interior or exterior looks which is why the MDX is on my list. Another thing I don't like about the new Durango is it only offers a 5 speed automatic. In this day and age, 6 speed seems pretty standard. It does look like the 2012 Hemi powered Durangos will have a 6 speed so that may be an option. It's interesting to read on these forums about all the problems people have with the Hemi motor. Unfortunately you can't tell if this is truly a huge problem or just a vocal minority.
I know this vehicle is still new, but I'd like to hear people's comments on the quality who have owned it for 6 - 12 months. And any other positive or negative feed back on the vehicle. Would you buy it again?
#24 of 35 Re: Long Term Quality [txpackersfan]
Aug 30, 2011 (4:54 am)
Like you I was a loyal Honda person....I was set to buy a '11 Acura MDX but after seeing and a test drive of the Durango I was impressed and took a chance. The amount of standard equipment and options gave it huge advantage in price vs the MDX and imho the MDX is overprice. Yes I hear ya 6 speed tranny are the norm now but don't knock off the 5 speed its more than adequate for the job and for the hemi motor its one reliable powerplant (still see a lot of older gen Durangos). The quality of materials used in this vehicle is I would say its outstanding!
#25 of 35 Re: Long Term Quality [lilredcorvt]
Sep 03, 2011 (2:43 am)
Thanks for the reply. Which version of Durgano did you get? Does it have the V8? We're looking at the Citadel with the Hemi.
It's nice to hear from another loyal Honda person. I've been burned by Dodge before and seen too many others also burned that I'm not sure I'll take a chance. I typically keep my vehicles for 10+ years so I need something I know will last.