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#2255670 - 02/18/17 07:12 PM Chrysler aspen Hemi opinions
keith airgrabber Offline
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Loc: wisconsin united states
Looking for one of these to replace my 1999 durango. Anybody own one,and how do you like it?

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#2255712 - 02/18/17 08:24 PM Re: Chrysler aspen Hemi opinions [Re: keith airgrabber]
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I upgraded my wife's 01 Durango RT with an 08 Aspen limited three years ago. She loves it! It is a little bigger, has more options like sunroof, nav, backup cam and power lift gate etc... It's a hemi and gets 16 mpg. Now my issue is she hasn't found anything better she likes when the time comes to upgrade it. I don't think you'll be disappointed. If you have patience, you can find them with pretty low mileage still.
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#2255748 - 02/18/17 09:04 PM Re: Chrysler aspen Hemi opinions [Re: Adm413]
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I bought a mint Hemi powered 2008 Limited a couple years ago.

The only reason I bought it was our family had to drive to my niece's December wedding in TN and I refused to make the 8 hour plus drive in the winter through the mountains stuffed in the wife's small and gutless Subaru Outback.down
The Hemi engine is a joy to drive on the highway with all the power in the world, even loaded with luggage and the wifegod's stuff.

The Aspen based SUV is last of Mopar's SUV's built on a FULL frame and the excellent ride shows it.
With the Hemi and tow package it is rated to tow 8900lbs., the new Hemi Durango is only rated at 7200lbs.

I think it's the perfect size, we've owned a few Ford Explorers and Tahoes in the past and they we nice but just a little too big especially when parking and taking up garage space.

My Aspen limited is loaded with about every option available.
From rear back up camera and back up sensors, to navigation, power lift gate, factory remote start, rear video entertainment system with wireless headsets, front and rear heated seats, moonroof. 20" wheels and a bunch of other stuff I sure I'm forgetting.

I was hoping the wife would give up her Outback and drive the Aspen as I hate driving/riding in the Subie but it does do better on fuel so the wife drives it to work while the Aspen just sits in the garage. Actually the Aspen hasn't been driven once this winter and I have been threatening to put it up for sale to help fund a Scat Pack Challenger....work




Edited by KillerBee (02/18/17 09:09 PM)

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#2255795 - 02/18/17 10:11 PM Re: Chrysler aspen Hemi opinions [Re: KillerBee]
keith airgrabber Offline
Right in the Nutz!!!

Registered: 09/07/08
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Loc: wisconsin united states
Originally Posted By KillerBee
I bought a mint Hemi powered 2008 Limited a couple years ago.

The only reason I bought it was our family had to drive to my niece's December wedding in TN and I refused to make the 8 hour plus drive in the winter through the mountains stuffed in the wife's small and gutless Subaru Outback.down
The Hemi engine is a joy to drive on the highway with all the power in the world, even loaded with luggage and the wifegod's stuff.

The Aspen based SUV is last of Mopar's SUV's built on a FULL frame and the excellent ride shows it.
With the Hemi and tow package it is rated to tow 8900lbs., the new Hemi Durango is only rated at 7200lbs.




I think it's the perfect size, we've owned a few Ford Explorers and Tahoes in the past and they we nice but just a little too big especially when parking and taking up garage space.

My Aspen limited is loaded with about every option available.
From rear back up camera and back up sensors, to navigation, power lift gate, factory remote start, rear video entertainment system with wireless headsets, front and rear heated seats, moonroof. 20" wheels and a bunch of other stuff I sure I'm forgetting.

I was hoping the wife would give up her Outback and drive the Aspen as I hate driving/riding in the Subie but it does do better on fuel so the wife drives it to work while the Aspen just sits in the garage. Actually the Aspen hasn't been driven once this winter and I have been threatening to put it up for sale to help fund a Scat Pack Challenger....work




Wow they sound like an awesome vehicle. I am on the hunt for one. Planning on driving out West this summer. Hopefully I can make a purchase before that time. Thanks for the info. I love the Hemi in my 300C. A Hemi SUV without breaking the bank would be awesome.

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#2255803 - 02/18/17 10:23 PM Re: Chrysler aspen Hemi opinions [Re: keith airgrabber]
KillerBee Offline
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Loc: N.E. Ohio
Originally Posted By keith airgrabber


Wow they sound like an awesome vehicle. I am on the hunt for one. Planning on driving out West this summer. Hopefully I can make a purchase before that time. Thanks for the info. I love the Hemi in my 300C. A Hemi SUV without breaking the bank would be awesome.


Yes driving my Aspen kinda reminds me of driving my old 2005 300c.
Awesome ride with great power.
The 300c was an awesome driving car in it's day.

If you don't have any luck finding a nice Hemi powered Aspen give me a PM as I am seriously thinking of selling. Mine currently has 86k miles and is in excellent condition inside and out.


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#2255835 - 02/18/17 11:12 PM Re: Chrysler aspen Hemi opinions [Re: KillerBee]
keith airgrabber Offline
Right in the Nutz!!!

Registered: 09/07/08
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Loc: wisconsin united states
My 2005 300C. I just might take you up on that Aspen if and when you are ready to sell. Keep it in the garage and out of the salt for me.


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Edited by keith airgrabber (02/18/17 11:15 PM)

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