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Old 12-09-2014, 06:58 PM
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Sarlacc 2.0

I'm starting a new thread so I don't have to keep bringing up pics of the wreck and transition this to a "I moved on" thread.

Last Sunday I called the dealer I bought my last 2 mopars from, and they had a leftover 2014 Durango RT (Nav, Sunroof, Tow package) Honestly, I just wanted Nav and the Premium leather package (AC seats, etc etc etc) but pickings are slim on the 14s and the deal was too good. $6k off stick (4k under invoice) and 0% financing.

So, I said Ok write up the paperwork and deliver it me. The dealer is an hour away, and they made the offer for delivery. A few hours later a flatbed showed up at my place and I had the truck.

I've been busy as shit lately, so today was really the first day I've had to drive it and even take some photos. Not the best, but I managed to fit some snaps in between meetings and errands today.

I was able to head up to the salvage yard where the Challenger currently resides and recover my plates...So, the Sarlacc namesake shall live again.

At some point Ill go out and take some real photos of the exterior.

































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Old 12-09-2014, 07:01 PM
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Congrats again on the minivan!
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Minivan with a V8 and paddle shifters :o
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Wow. Durangos lookin good now. Impressed with the center stack and seats look comfy. Mean and luxurious.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:15 PM
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That looks so awesome.

Lovely minivan bro.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:30 PM
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Nice.

Oh, your driver's rear tire pressure is off.
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Needs a few child seats.
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damn dave, sorry to hear about the challenger. Glad the you and the kids are safe. Congrats on the new car too.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:35 PM
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Needs a few child seats.
Have to buy two new ones this weekend. Had to chuck the others since they were in the accident.
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Man those instrument clusters look FANCY.

Why can Acura jump on something like that?
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Man those instrument clusters look FANCY.

Why can Acura jump on something like that?
Because Acura....














And that stupid dual screen set up. I did a MDX commercial a couple weeks ago...just was not impressed, boring.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:48 PM
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Car seats aren't good after an accident? Never knew that. Congrats on the new wheels, sat in one at the NYIAS and I was impressed.
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Car seats aren't good after an accident? Never knew that. Congrats on the new wheels, sat in one at the NYIAS and I was impressed.
Yup...Not worth the risk, you are supposed to check them. Insurance will reimburse for new ones.
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Very nice.
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Cool, good luck with it!
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Sick photos! She looks like a beast. And those wheels. What are the wheel/tire specs?

Dude you should go with Recaro child seats. I love mine and they match the red accents perfectly.
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Sick photos! She looks like a beast. And those wheels. What are the wheel/tire specs?

Dude you should go with Recaro child seats. I love mine and they match the red accents perfectly.
We've been happy with Britax. I'm probably going to stick with those...but I did eyeball the recaros for a long time.

Wheels are 20x8.0. Tires are 265/50-20, yeah I really dig these wheels. they are like a gunmetal.
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Congrats. Nice pick. The instrument cluster is the same as the JGC. There are a number of cool features there. One (of many) things I like is the independent tire pressure readings / gauges.
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congrats again. That's an awesome looking ute.
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Congrats. Nice pick. The instrument cluster is the same as the JGC. There are a number of cool features there. One (of many) things I like is the independent tire pressure readings / gauges.
Yeah, its pretty much the same as my wife's Cherokee.

I like the familiarity between the two vehicles. Its very much what I wanted.



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Congrats David. I will have to wait until I get home to see the excellent pictures.

BTW, I have a Traverse LTZ, and I love the chilled seats. I love taking roadtrips in that thing.

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Wow. Durangos lookin good now. Impressed with the center stack and seats look comfy. Mean and luxurious.
Admittedly I am not an SUV fan at all but that is a great looking vehicle. I drive 4-500 miles/week so a V8 would definitely not fit in my plans but it works for you and that's what counts.
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Wow, I'm very impressed with that interior and features. Looks great! Congratulations.
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Car seats aren't good after an accident? Never knew that. Congrats on the new wheels, sat in one at the NYIAS and I was impressed.

Yup, insurance will reimburse you as well. So pretty much your car seat is insured.

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Sick photos! She looks like a beast. And those wheels. What are the wheel/tire specs?

Dude you should go with Recaro child seats. I love mine and they match the red accents perfectly.

I love my Recaro. I actually have to buy another one with the other baby on the way.




The Durango is sick, I always drool over the R/T that lives around the corner from me.
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I love my Recaro. I actually have to buy another one with the other baby on the way.
Oh yeah I forgot I saw that on FB! Congrats on baby 2 coming in '15!!
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Oh yeah I forgot I saw that on FB! Congrats on baby 2 coming in '15!!


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damn nice vehicle. I really like the new Durango
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Congratulations. The Durango interior looks great.

How do you like the Cherokee limited? I see quite a few of them in the Boston area. I think they look good in person.
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Congratulations. The Durango interior looks great.

How do you like the Cherokee limited? I see quite a few of them in the Boston area. I think they look good in person.
Love it. Loooove it.

The trailhawk was on my shortlist til I decided the 3rd row would better suit my needs.
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Nice ride Dave...all the best.
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Sarlacc gets a minivan and I get a Honda Accord. What the hell's this world coming to?
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How do you like the knob for shifting?


i had a 200 rental the other day and i did not like it the knob.
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How do you like the knob for shifting?


i had a 200 rental the other day and i did not like it the knob.
I like it. Quick and easy.
I do miss having s shift knob to rest my hand on, but I have the paddle shifters if I want to have fun.
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late to the party... congrats on the new ride... can't believe the challenger is gone...
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Congrats and best of luck with the new ride!!
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Love it. Loooove it.

The trailhawk was on my shortlist til I decided the 3rd row would better suit my needs.
Same here. The JGC is our first American car, and we are very please with a ton of things this vehicle offers. Here is a good video about the UConnect system, which I really like.

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Long time no talk David, hope all is well with you...Thank God you and the kids were safe. On the flip side, congratulations on your new truck, looks great!
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Should have been purple.

I don't understand the move going from a "fun" car to a second one of the same utilitarian type that you already have.

Specially with the new Mustang.
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