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Got a new ride... #2758169
03/31/20 09:29 PM
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67vertman Offline OP
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I have been looking for a new work vehicle for awhile. I was looking at used Dakotas and Rams for under $10,000. Either they had 200,000 miles or salvaged titles.
Yesterday I got a call from a friend that their neighbor was selling a 2006 Durango Went to look at it and bought it.

It turned out to be a one owner vehicle

2003 Dodge Durango SLT 2wd
4.7 V8, auto
Leather seats
and best of all 29,516 miles

Cleaned it up today, she turned out pretty nice.

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Re: Got a new ride... [Re: 67vertman] #2758177
03/31/20 09:38 PM
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Man, nice Durango. And what a deal, especially with under 30k.

Re: Got a new ride... [Re: 67vertman] #2758182
03/31/20 09:43 PM
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Nice! The white will be easy to keep clean. I used to have an 01 SLT Plus with the 4.7. I really liked that body style. I installed 20" wheels, a billet grill, clear corner lights, a cheap E-bay intake and a Flowmaster 50 series muffler. The catalytic converter really toned down the Flowmaster muffler. It sounded great with very little drone. The E-bay intake made it fun to drive. The intake sound was awesome when you put your foot into it. The only thing I didn't care for was the mileage. Oh, I almost forgot. I also removed the roof racks. They come off easily and really clean up the look IMO.

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Re: Got a new ride... [Re: burdar] #2758185
03/31/20 09:58 PM
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I've had my 2000 since late 2011. We're over 165,000 miles now and still runs like a top. It's needed a few things here and there. Mine's a 5.9. Tows the car trailer great and is comfortable. We drive it more than the little German car because it's easier for my wife to get in and out of, but today was a top down cruising type of day so the Dodge stayed home...

Re: Got a new ride... [Re: 67vertman] #2758187
03/31/20 10:00 PM
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Congrats on the new ride.

I love that body style Durango.

I like that body style way better then the 2004 I picked up last fall.

I really don't care for the newer body style but it was cheap because it needed the 5.7 Hemi replaced,.
It had put a rod through the side of the block.
I should have the replacement engine ready to fire up soon.

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Kayse can't keep up at all now. lol
Re: Got a new ride... [Re: SNK-EYZ] #2758204
03/31/20 10:24 PM
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67vertman Offline OP
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Originally Posted by SNK-EYZ
Congrats on the new ride.

I love that body style Durango.

I like that body style way better then the 2004 I picked up last fall.

I really don't care for the newer body style but it was cheap because it needed the 5.7 Hemi replaced,.
It had put a rod through the side of the block.
I should have the replacement engine ready to fire up soon.


Yeah, when I heard it was a 2006, I was think of your body style, when I pulled around the corner and saw it was a 2003, I was I like that style better.

Re: Got a new ride... [Re: 67vertman] #2758215
03/31/20 10:41 PM
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Good looking rig, hope it serves you well.

Re: Got a new ride... [Re: topside] #2758223
03/31/20 10:51 PM
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Good score. Congrats!

Re: Got a new ride... [Re: topside] #2758228
03/31/20 11:07 PM
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I never got into Durangos or Dakotas. The round ones looked like a squished Ram. Which I guess is a good thing since you could tell they were related.
I liked the 2005 Dakota but the same style Durango looks like a 4 door minivan or something shock
Nice find tho.. that's crazy low miles.

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Re: Got a new ride... [Re: 67vertman] #2758243
04/01/20 12:06 AM
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Well OK.....................replace the cigarette lighter........


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Re: Got a new ride... [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2758278
04/01/20 06:30 AM
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My sister had one of that generation. She loved the thing...until the engine went. Then, trying to find a replacement, forget that. The engine was definitely the weak link on them


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Re: Got a new ride... [Re: oldjonny] #2758324
04/01/20 10:20 AM
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and ya know it'll be good for another 150,000 miles - I never see them for sale with less than 170ish.


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Re: Got a new ride... [Re: RWG75] #2758342
04/01/20 11:04 AM
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The wife will drive her 2020 Durango for just over a year then she will turn it in,, its the Chrysler management lease
car plan
wave

Re: Got a new ride... [Re: MR_P_BODY] #2758626
04/01/20 09:23 PM
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Congrats on an excellent score!


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as long as you look good doing it!

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Re: Got a new ride... [Re: BloFish] #2758698
04/02/20 03:55 AM
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that looks to be a clean little (big) cruiser. congrats.

Re: Got a new ride... [Re: 67vertman] #2759030
04/02/20 05:26 PM
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Nice Rango! Keep the oil changed FREQUENTLY and don't ever let it overheat. Those 2 things are the killers of 4.7 motors.


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