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2018 Durango... what's new?

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Mike V., Jun 9, 2017.

  1. MoparJoe

    MoparJoe Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who works at the Jefferson North that make the durnago please message me ....
    thanks ....
     
  2. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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  3. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    Man, I wish. My dealer has two of them, one white and one black IIRC. A little too steep for me though...my wife would kill me.

    Interesting though, Jared mentioned that the SRT has the T shifter and other Durango’s have the rotary. I thought all the Durango’s had the T shifter now?
     
  4. Chase300

    Chase300 Well-Known Member

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    All 2018 D's have the T shifter.
     
  5. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    That’s what I thought...one reason why I didn’t get a 2017...and then my plans went to heck anyway...but I would rather have the T shifter. I’ve never had a rotary shifter, not sure how I’d like it long term anyway.
     
  6. Chase300

    Chase300 Well-Known Member

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    You get use to it quickly...I like it a lot and would not change it in my D, though I thought the T-shifter made more sense especially in the R/T trim.
     
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  7. GasAxe

    GasAxe Well-Known Member

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    Nice review @Jared26. Just the sight of the 392 crammed under the hood just makes me all giggly.:)
     
  8. valiant67

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    I switched my 2016 Durango R/T from the dial to the new shifter. I didn’t mind the dial but I liked the new shifter a lot more. However I don’t like the new 2018 R/T grill and am indifferent on the hood. 2018 shifter in the 2016 R/T works well for me.
     
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  9. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator

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    Cool, did not know you did that.

    Mike
     
  10. Ryan

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    My mom had a Durango with the dial shifter. I didn't drive it very often, but when I did it was very easy to get used to due to the location. It was harder to learn in the Ram because it was placed near volume and air conditioning knobs.
     
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  11. Bajanbuoy

    Bajanbuoy Durango Dave!
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    Ditto on the 2018 grill,... not a fan. I do like the hood, though.

    Personally, I like the dial... I was considering doing the conversion when I @valiant67 said he did it a while back, but I actually prefer the openness of the console as-is, and there is no need for "auto-stick" with the Paddles.
     
  12. BobbiBigWheels

    BobbiBigWheels The "Front-Line" Perspective

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    It's about having a place to rest your hand... coming from manual trans cars the T-Shifter gives me that pseudo feeling of still driving stick.
     
  13. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    I don't think it would be a big deal for me, I'm pretty flexible after switching between manuals and automatics over the years. I'd be more worried about an absent minded passenger...cough...my wife...cough...trying to turn the dial while I'm driving because they thought it was the radio control. :)

    We'll see...by the time I actially buy something, you won't need manual controls anymore, it'll all be done by our autonomous overlords. The microwave just told me that's probably true...hey...wait a minute...:D
     
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  14. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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  15. Bajanbuoy

    Bajanbuoy Durango Dave!
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    @Zagnut27,... this is not the first time you've quoted your microwave as communicating with you... Are you sure it's not a Transformer?
     
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  16. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    I’m not sure...he won’t answer me directly when I ask. :D
     
  17. Bajanbuoy

    Bajanbuoy Durango Dave!
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    Where's Marky-Mark and the Funky Bunch when you need'em, hahaha.
     
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  18. Ryan

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    ...he? :eek:
     
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  19. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    Sorry...the microwave “person”. :p
     
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  20. Bajanbuoy

    Bajanbuoy Durango Dave!
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    Did he just assume his microwaves gender??? TRIGGERRRREDD!!!!

    Bwaaahaahaha!
     

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