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New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:18 am

This has got to be the ugliest new car IMO.


It looks more like a minivan the an SUV

Would anyone here buy one?
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:20 am

I'm sure Alpha1 will blame this on GWB.
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:29 am

It really is ugly. Very unproportioned design. They aren't able to successfully use the Ram design cues on this SUV. Too bad, because the Ram pick-up looks great, in my opinion.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:42 am

It kind of looks like they couldn't make up their minds between macho and sleek and you get the worst of both.
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:42 am

I just hope they make the new Grand Cherokee (allegedly based on the same platform) look a little better.

My bet is that it won't...I just hope that it doesn't look like an overgrown Liberty. What a chick car.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:09 am

Can it get any uglier? Sure! Give the blueprints to Ford, I'm sure they can drum something up.

And is it just me or does the back of that thing look like the M-Class?
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:15 am

Here are 2 spy shots of the new Grand Cherokee:



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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:16 am

I do the vehicle buying for the Aviation Board here at MSY, and I just got a Durango for our Ops department last week (state contract thing, I don't have many options). It IS one ugly SUV. I'm going to talk them into Explorer's for next year.

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:16 am

That is one ugly car! I would not buy one even if they were available in the UK!

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:32 am

I do the vehicle buying for the Aviation Board here at MSY, and I just got a Durango for our Ops department last week (state contract thing, I don't have many options). It IS one ugly SUV. I'm going to talk them into Explorer's for next year.

Talk to them about Pathfinders:



or Pathfinder Armadas



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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:35 am

The Durango is not exactly easy on the eyes, no, but that Pathfinder Armada... I'll take 10!

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:43 am

Ever notice how all the SUVs are starting to look alike? there was a time when they all had their own style. Now a Durango is starting to look like a Suburban.. Except 5 years after you buy it the Dodge is rusted and falling apart and the Suburban has another 15 years left in it.
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:03 am

"Talk to them about Pathfinders"

I'd do it if the contract I have to buy off of would allow it.....which it doesn't. Angry

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:11 am

What do you think anout the Nissan Murano? I find it to be the most good looking SUV.
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:14 am

What do you think anout the Nissan Murano

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:27 am

Ya, it is a nice car, it doesn't really have the performance of a true suv thoug, it is more of a crossover. It has a lower clearance pretty crappy tires if you are going in snow. Really, really cool looking though.

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:28 am

My 1991 Ford F-350 can tow that ugly duckling back to the dealer.  Smile
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:30 pm

Well, at least it isn't a Pontiac Aztec.

Do they even still make those things?

Agreed the earlier Durango was much better porportioned.

But Dodge seems to be going to that style, I am not a fan of the new full sized pickup either.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:34 pm

L-188:
Unfortunatly, the Aztec is still in production.  Sad

I like the 1995-2000 Ram style. This new design is just overkill. I am sure we'll see many of these rugged vehicles in shopping mall parking lots accross America.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:35 pm

I dunno... but I still find all SUV's to be butt ugly.
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:09 pm

New Durango looks too blobbish.

Saw a new Nissan Armada in the flesh at a gas station; That aft slanting C-pillar looks like holy hell...horrible. The tacked-on looking rear compartment behind the C-pillar exeggerates it even more. Very un-integrated looking. Look like the damn thing was hit from behind in a demolition derby. I remember thinking to myself: Please, not before I eat!
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:32 pm

If I hear Dodge naming another vehicle or another engine, "MAGNUM", I am going to lose it. Yes, I know they're marketing to the Dirty Harry types, but enough is enough. And the "HEMI" thing is getting old, too. And the new Durango looks like one of those freaky fish that lives three miles under the ocean, like you see in National Geographic.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:42 pm

Tell me, are the new HEMI engines actually Hemi engines, or are they just labeling something that it isn't
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:15 pm

L-188:
I think it is a real Hemi but an aluminum block Hemi with iron sleeves.
I am glad to see that Dodge is putting this Hemi in to a brand new rear-drive STATIONWAGON!  Big thumbs up  Smokin cool

It will be called the Magnum.
I am sure RNOcommctr will rush out and buy one. Big grin

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:02 pm

Tell me, are the new HEMI engines actually Hemi engines, or are they just labeling something that it isn't

Yes, they actually do have cylinder heads with hemispherical combustion chambers. The chambers are not pure Hemispherical like it's 426 cubic inch predecessor were, rather a modified version. I would say the new Chrysler Hemi heads are similar to another 'hemi' namely Fords Boss 429.


New Hemi combustion chamber


Ford Boss 429 combustion chambers


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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:08 pm

One more thing, the Durango may be ugly but the Armada? The Armada is the automotive elephant man, its hideous.

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:24 pm

All Stupid Useless Vehicles are ugly IMO.

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:18 pm

I think this beats the Murano and the Aztec. It doesn't sound like it is going to get a good reception then if nobody likes it. However I do think the new Ram is beautiful, it makes me drool when I see a nice blue one.
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:18 am

Wow, good to see everyone loves the Armada, me too!  Big grin

I actually like the original pathfinder alot more. I agree, the C pillar looks rank.



 




See the resemblance. It almost looks as though they took a titan and put an oversized trucktoper on it.

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:21 am

It looks like somebody shut the garage door on that C pillar.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:32 am

I have a 2003 Dakota Quad Cab and I must say I am very disappointed with the new Durango. The new Dakotas are going to look just like it.

http://www.dodge.com/autoshow/2005_dakota/index.html?context=homepage&type=promo2

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:06 am

I saw a new Dodge pickup today. It appeared to be sitting teribbly high off the ground so I looked at the size of the tires... 20 inches. Just wait until the poor guy that bought that truck needs a set of rubber. I am sure he loves putting $1.53/gal gasoline into that hemi as well.
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:47 am

That was most likely a Ram HD. Now them I like.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:21 am

I believe it was actually what they call a "Lone Star Edition". It is still a dodge so in 5 years its going to be rusty and half the accessories won't work.

They probably just call it a Ram HD in the rest of the country, Texas has a sick amount of state specific marketing especially on trucks and beer.
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:06 am

Talk about ugly, look at this:

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:12 am

The man who designed this



also designed this
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:21 am

For some reason in the back of the mind, I just get this feeling that the Americans just cant design cars worth sh*t. Whether it be appearance or preformance...


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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:56 am

Along with Aircraft, electronics, so on and so forth.

Hey, neither can Canada.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:05 am

I like the new Durango. That Armada also looks pretty cool. I'm not a big fan of SUV's however I do like the styling on those.

As for American's not having good designs, I disagree. Chrysler has some of the best designs out IMO. Just look at the Intrepid, Concorde, 300M, Sebring, Pacifica and the Crossfire.

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:09 am

There arent too many American cars that I would actualy buy. Infact I cant think of one.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:15 am

Once again, EmiratesA345 is impressed by something that others find ugly. I guess youc an't dispute personal taste.  Big grin
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:45 am

Older Durango models and RAM models look pretty good. This one just doesn't. Also, doesn't anyone think it looks more and more like a Caravan?

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:52 am

car design is never done by just one person, there's a group of "artists" and they present several designs to the board of the company and the board decides which one will be built. The chief designer just creates a general look for the brand which has to be incorporated into all cars so that they maintain a common brand look.
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:37 am

it probably can, just wait a few years.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:38 am

American cars are just such junk. The only ones I would ever maybe even consider buying would be well umm...hmmm.... darn skippy, I cant think of one right now. I'll let you guys know later if I think of one..


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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:25 am

Lol JetsGo I finnally thought of something. An original mustang would be cool.

An-225 yeah that is what I thought too.
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:13 am

Captain,

Like I said in a previous thread... It's unfortunate that we can't all have taste as good as mine.

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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:33 am

That or an original Pontiac GTO...the new one looks like a pansy car; it reminds me of a Chevy Cavalier. Too bad Pontiac killed it, but then again theres the typical American auto manufactures for ya  Sad


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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:12 pm

How can the same company that designed the beautiful Altima also have a horridly ugly truck and massive SUV?

And I say, nah, the old Durango looked almost exactly like a Grand Caravan from the back (similiar width and the exact same taillights). But yes, the new one is UGLY.

And I don't think too much of Dodges, period, even though they have lots of space inside. Our Grand Caravan has had to be towed 3 times already (all from separate problems) and it's a 1997!!
 
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RE: New Dodge Durango Can It Get Any Uglier?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:17 pm

Ill stick with my good old Polaris 340 thank you...




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