Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Wayne, Jun 17, 2021.
arent they like 65k? Just get the velar at that point
65k I’d be getting a explorer st
This one with options is $76k (before discounts and shit).
Fuck that shit
thats f pace, velar, q7 money
hybrid power boost f150 would get you there in a lariat. Power your whole house from the 7kwh battery.
I really don't like Ford anymore. F Pace and Velar are not 7 seaters albeit incredible vehicles.
Plus as a personal preference I love the look, sound, and towing capacity of the Durango. It's definitely under strong consideration. I'll see how I feel in the am heh.
Serious question. How long do you plan on keeping this vehicle?
I assume he's already 3 vehicles ahead already
Lol, who knows...I always have food intentions. We were going to run the Volvo into the ground, but it's too small with the kid, dog, and future new dog.
Also not a great tow vehicle.
So I would say the plan is to keep the next one 3 to 20 years
Have you ever kept a vehicle for 3 years?
Most of them were around 3 years.
You say a Tahoe is too pricey but a LT 5.3 with signature package and tow package is $74,400. It’s all new for 2021 where as the Durango platform is already 10 years old. That 5.7 is a thirsty bitch, my last company truck before my 150 was a 5.7 and it was brutal on fuel.
What I was going to say about the Durango. Terrible fuel mileage, aging platform. And not exactly known for their reliability.
I had a 16 ram for work, the u connect would take up to 3-4 minutes to connect to my phone. The radio would just stop working for no reason. It randomly would not start one day. I took my other car to work and came home to try and start it again and it was fine. Never did it again.
The passenger side fog light would burn out every 3-4 weeks (factory halogens)
I could start and drive it with they key in my hand and put my finger in the key hole
The screen in the gauge cluster would blank out, but only the bottom half?
I had it from 91k kms to 151k kms and it was by far the most problematic vehicle I’ve ever driven
We call the infotainment system “Dodge disconnect”
yeah, we had UConnect in our Caravan and it was a hot mess at times. The time for the phone to connect to BlueTooth was really aggravating.
Although now, the first thing I do is plug my phone in for the entire CarPlay experience so I don't even se BlueTooth. :P
Yeah, only willing to go to that $70k price point is brand new. Used I want under $40k...still looking at things.
Why not the XC90 then?
Still considering all options.
Have you considered the truck with true 4 wheel drive, that smells like steak and seats 35?
2022 pathfinder platinum moving up the list, I like it
It's hilarious that I bought my Element brand new when I worked with you in 2007 and I still have it. You've had 39 cars since then
Yeah funny...but that's how I roll. I get bored and like to change vehicles often
seems like leasing is what you need
That's a really good point. He is definitely a prime candidate for leasing. I'd think it'd be financially better in the end, especially if buying dodges haha
Maybe, something to consider, but I'm not really on RC for financial advice either
I've been doing fine the last 20 years, think I am capable of deciding how I spend my money. Only thing I am truly interested in is people's real life experiences with things I am considering. That has real value.
I know as much as anyone Dodge and Ford haven't the best track record or resale value...but sometimes that's not the whole story. A Durango RT/SRT is hard to compete with by anything else for what it's good at. The Explorer ST comes close but that vertical screen is junk as is their BO sound system...and no inventory at all locally. But still looking.
We don't like the Highlander, Pilot, or Atlas after going to check them out. The Ascent isn't bad, and I like the new Pathfinder. However both the wife and I love the Durango...and it's rare for us to agree on things.
It's be under warranty as long as I owned it anyways...plus they aren't actually that bad in quality. It's not a Journey.
That said the RT we would want comes in around $70k ($63k after man discount), and everything we have found is over optioned with fluff ($900 for carbon accents) or ($2200 for suede headliner). But with every brand and city... inventory is garbage due to covid...
Didn't you already have a durango and sell it because it was a pig on gas?
I was 23 years old and it was an 02...Gas prices don't really affect me anymore, and it's a different quality of rig these days.
That said I did like the old one too other than driving it 150kms a day for 4 months. Gas price was the same but I made about 1/3 what I do now
Plus if I am being honest with you, the Durango RT (as does the Explorer ST) acts as not just a capable every use hauler, but also as a fun toy...and that's appealing to me.
I think the B&O system in my wife’s car is great. Much better than the Sony trash Ford used to use.
I heard and read online the mid ranges are very muddled and sounds terrible in the Explorer.
I love the B & O system in my truck.
Good to know
I think the new ones are much better equipped and are built to last (as they always were)
but hey - if he doesn't like it, doesn't bother me. Just trying to toss an option out for the guy
Unless something happens and they slip in some shit before the vehicle is shipped to Fredericton from Halifax....I bought a 2021 Durango RT.
Thanks all. We'll chat again in 3-4 years when I get bored again.
Transport from hfx will be the best gas mileage that vehicle ever sees