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Dodge Durango Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • molmol Posts: 4
    By the way, we just bought the Durango SLT I've already posted about today. It's a 4X4 but not the Hemi engine. Was really bothered by the 7.5 mpg that was consistently displayed as we took a 20 minute drive through town tonight. Only had slight hills but did stop and start every few minutes. What's going to happend when we get on the open road? Just wondering what people's experience is with gas mileage. The sticker says 15/18. Anyone have any insight to offer? Thanks.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,897
    Owners can usually be found in our regular Dodge Durango discussion, so that's a better place to ask about gas mileage experiences.

     

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  • molmol Posts: 4
    We were told by the sales manager at our local dealership that with this particular promotion the dealer was being given 5500 by Dodge to move the '04 Durango's out. When we made the purchase they took the 5500 off of the Friends and Family price then assessed the tax. We live in Southern Ohio but I believe this is a nationwide promotion.
  • We are being offerred 1% below invoice plus rebates from 1 dealer. I've emailed another dealer to see if they can beat that.....so am I getting a good deal?
  • I just purchased a 2005 Limited Durango. It came with the Mineral gray paint, heated seats, Sunroof, 2 speed transfer case, painted running boards, off road tires, trailer tow group, navagational system, side air bags, Hemi and Hemi engine. Sticker was $41,950, and invoice was $38,524. I paid $38,074 plus I still get the $5,500 in rebates, so I asked away with it for $32,574. Not a bad deal. The dealer was Herbee Dodge in West Islip, NY.
  • carguy1234carguy1234 Posts: 233
    I just got an email from a local dealer saying they are selling new '05 Limited's at $9200 below MSRP. Is that in line with what people are paying now?
  • bkkatzbkkatz Posts: 18
    Sounds about right. I bought an '05 4x2 Limited with Hemi, Trailer Tow, Sunroof, Running Boards, Heated Seats, and Video about a month ago. Sticker was $38.5K...Chrysler Rewards price (1% below invoice) was about $35.3K. Took the $2500 rebate + $1000 (Chrysler Financial) + $2000 Loyalty rebate which dropped the price to $29.8K +TTL.

    My guess is your dealer advertising $9200 off MSRP is including the loyalty rebate...I'm not sure if it was continued into March.
  • What is required to remove the oil pan on a 1999 Dodge Durango 4x4 5.2L.
    I've removed the engine mounts/brackets, skid plate, x-member and lifted the engine 2 to 3 inches. Oil pan still hits front axle. Do I need to drop the front axle?
  • SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
    As the title suggests, this discussion is about Prices Paid & Buying Experiences for the Dodge Durango and not about maintenance or ownership issues.

    Please re-post your question in the discussion Dodge Durango where other owners can assist you.

    Thanks!
  • shorty101shorty101 Posts: 30
    This sounds like a good deal. I have been looking for my next automobile for several months. I like the Limited package. The best quote that I have got so far is $28,230. The MSRP is $35,525. I priced it about $1500 less according to my research. The salesperson said that this additional amount was due to advertising fees. That seems a bit high. What do you think? This is the first automoblie that I will buy on my own. I need some advice.
  • ceclintceclint Posts: 4
    Just picked up my SLT today. MSRP 36.5K. 4.7 V8, Family, 26G and tow package. Got the 5k rebate which include dealer financing. Financing was a little high. OTD 28K.
  • shorty101shorty101 Posts: 30
    Thanks for the information. It looks like you got $8,500 off the sticker. They were only offering me $7295 off the sticker. I think that I can do better because there are at least six Dodge dealers in my area (Baton Rouge, LA) which are within driving distance and some of them are advertising $8500 off. I will stick to $8500 off the MSRP and see what happens.
  • ceclintceclint Posts: 4
    Good luck! I am sure there are deals out their just be patient. Did you negotiate pricing in person or through emails? I found it easier to test driver than negotiate the pricing later over the internet.
  • shorty101shorty101 Posts: 30
    I have been trying to do both. I seem to have received better quotes over the internet. In person some of the salespeople have tried to talk down to me because I was a female and have asked me when could my husband come in to talk to them. I have crossed these dealerships off my list. I will keep looking. I will probably make my decision in April when I see if the rebates change. I think that I can get $8500 off. Once I get this amount I will then inform them that I am a member of Farm Bureau which their website clearly indictes that I can get an additional $500 cash back. So I guess my ultimate goal is to get $9000 off MSRP.
  • I just bought mine yesterday in Houston for $9000 off msrp.
    SLT, V-6, convenience group, sunroof, runningboards, $22,900
  • ceclintceclint Posts: 4
    Keep looking you will find your price. There are deals available. Remember there is a 1000 rebate if you finance through Chrysler. Their finance were a little higher than others. You don't have to accept the rate quoted you can neigoiate. The dealership usually at add 2 to 2.5 onto the finance rate. Also, some dealership will throw in some free bees to close the deal such as: Free oil change, car wash, and accessories.

    If you get a good deal take it, sometimes its OK to leave a few dollars on the table.
  • Yesterday I bought the 05 4x4 Limited with Hemi and all the bells and whistles. I did alot researching on the pricing and stuff. The best site I would say is carbuyingtips.com. A must read for any person prior to buying any vehicle.Well the Price was $42995-$4750 Rebate and $9110 for 02 Dodge Sport Durango. Over all $31,302. But for some reason I feel like I got the shaft. Maybe its the shock of having a car note again.
  • reejrayreejray Posts: 1
    Do not buy a vehicle here. Follow up and post sale treatment and service and the back and forth between Sales and Service re service and warranty (bmpr to bmpr = not really) is extremely irritating. I love my Durango - I loved my last Durango and I love my husband's 2500 PU...but the service and follow up is excrutiating here. Beware folks. I won't go back and I'm letting everyone know about it, even the BBB. I've had it. :( :mad:
  • pghpa2pghpa2 Posts: 4
    Just bought '05 Durrango SLT - Hemi, Leather,Boards,rear AC, most options - has 20,000 miles was a fleet car - paid $24,000 and got Kelly Blue Book Trade-In for my '02 Mountaineer - only had it 2 days but love the truck - suprised how smooth riding it easy, very easy to drive , very quiet around town a little wind noise at 80 mph - Love the Hemi - pulls out great and passes at 65 without even working the engine- got the dark red (molton red) looks great shined-up - computer say 14 mpg so far - although I could probably do a little better once I get the fun of the hemi out of my system
  • thetigsthetigs Posts: 1
    Just purchased a 2005 Durango Limited fully loaded with every option except 3:92 rear end or Sirius radio. Has Nav, chrome wheels, DVD and all other options. Was an exec car and I got it off the Marshalling lot in Auburn Hills, MI. 16,800 miles. Paid $25,825 with brother's employee price. MSRP was $43,675 (I would never pay that much for any car). It was very well cared for with not a scratch on it inside or out. Have had it for 2 days and love it. Rides great and in my opinion the best out of Trailblazer, Mountaineer and Durango when I drove all 3. Hemi power is great. Computer mileage shows 16.2 right now, will see how it goes (the other two mfg V8s were only 1 MPG higher).
  • frankygfrankyg Posts: 32
    Any truth to the rumor the Daimler/Chrysler will be offering employee pricing on all Dodge vehicles starting July 06, 2005? I'm looking to purchase an '05 Durango SLT and the rebates now are $4,000. Wonder if the employee pricing will be a better deal than the current rebate?
  • frankygfrankyg Posts: 32
    Well, I was right, they are offering it. Wonder if you ccan still negotiate down from the employee price??? :confuse:
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,897
    You can try, but it is unlikely that dealers will go any lower, given that employee pricing is just about the lowest they can afford to go.

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  • We bought ours Saturday. It is a Limited almost loaded out. Sticker was $38,800 plus some dealer add on junk. This one had been used by owners wife and had 4900 miles. They were around $30,000 with employee price and rebate. After much arguing we were able to get them down to $27500 drive out plus a low interest rate. They wanted to stick with employee pricing plus the rebate so we walked away. They came after us and agreed to what we wanted. While we were signing papers they wanted to claim someone used the wrong tax rate and the price would be 1% higher. We started to walk away again and they adjusted the price. We have put less than 100 miles on it but the wife and I both love it. Although this one had a few miles on it I think you can probably still negotiate a little.
  • frankygfrankyg Posts: 32
    Seems like they will negotiate a little more on Demo's or Durango's w/the 4.7 V8
  • frankygfrankyg Posts: 32
    I happend by a local Dodge dealer in my area and saw that they had a 2004 SLT brand new, never titled and loaded sitting on their lot. MSRP $39,105. They say they can "Let it go" for $28,000. Good deal or not? (2005's w/similiar options and special pricing still around 33,000) Any advantages or disadvantages to this deal, other than the 2004 its almost 2 years old.

    Thanks
  • Is this a good deal? '05 Durango SLT "G" pkg., heated front seats, Family Value group, towing pkg. MSRP $38,795. They are offering me $14,800 for my trade, a 00 Dakota Quad cab, leaving $23,995 + 9.5% tax & tags for a total of $26,342, less the $3500 rebate for a price of $22,842.03 out the door.
    They took the Employee Pricing off the table when I offered my trade up and are making it look like they are giving me more for my trade. Is this common practice? Are they still making out from the manufacturer in the Employee Pricing by collecting that rebate and not offering it to me?
  • Hi everyone. Please use the following discussion to post any questions that you have about leasing a Dodge Durango. Thanks.

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  • ksb1ksb1 Posts: 1
    whats the best 24 month lease on a 2005 Durango?
  • Hi ksb1. The exact cost of a 24 month lease of a Dodge Durango will depend upon the exact model that you are interested in. Not only do the prices of the Durango vary quite a bit by trim level, but its lease program varies by trim as well. The cost to lease a 2006 Dodge Durango Limited 2WD will be different than the cost to lease a 2005 Durango SLT 4WD. If you let me know the exact model that you want, along with its full MSRP and approximate selling price I can tell you exactly how much it will cost to lease right now.

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