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There is the 'What did you pay' thread for all those sad souls who bought a used 1st gen (didn't get the wonderfulness of having it before then). Anyone else here besides me buy their 1st Gen new, and still has it?

In March/April 2001 I was visiting my mother in Detroit, had flown there on a cheap round trip ticket from home in NY. I didn't intend to buy anything, but had loved the Durango since it came out in '98. I spotted this one on April 1st, 2001 at a dealer on Gratiot Ave in Detroit. I drove it away the next day.

A couple days after picking it up, I blew off the return trip airplane ride and drove it 650 miles back to NY.


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We did! Wasn't on a rack though. Had a friend that was the sales manager at the dealership and he had one picked out for us already. We get there and Wife didn't like the color, so they bring her another one (about $10K difference) and the rest is history.

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Here's a new one. How many of us bought theirs twice? I'm about to. Got in an accident last month and their insurance is totaling mine! Get to buy it back for about $500.

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Here's a new one. How many of us bought theirs twice? I'm about to. Got in an accident last month and their insurance is totaling mine! Get to buy it back for about $500.SJ02
That's not a buy back, just you get to keep it and they deduct it's junk value from the payout. I did that with my Jeep once. The title was never touched.
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True. Nice. Hope mine stays clean as well. Amazing what a couple of dents will do. H3ll, even with 193000 on the clock, mine still looks and drives better than most on the roads!

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mine still looks and drives better than most on the roads!SJ02
Agreed. After I did the trans 18 months ago, then added the front to back Magnaflow 8 months ago, the thing is amazing. I'm looking for small things that could be improved, like where can I get the formed padding for the driver seat.
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My parents bought mine pseudo new in 2000. It was a dealer demonstrator, so we were the first ones to have it, but it was technically used. I got it when I got my licence because they got a new Wrangler.
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Here's a new one. How many of us bought theirs twice? I'm about to. Got in an accident last month and their insurance is totaling mine! Get to buy it back for about $500.

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That sucks. When I got hit I had to end up filing through my insurance company to get it fixed because the lady's insurance (the perpetually **** usaa) wanted to try and total mine, and then my insurance just sued her and her insurance to get their money back.


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That's not a buy back, just you get to keep it and they deduct it's junk value from the payout. I did that with my Jeep once. The title was never touched.
I don't know if it still works that way. When I was dealing with all that kind of stuff last summer how it worked was, if they totaled it they technically have the title (even if for a second), so even if they take the money out of the check, the title still becomes a salvage one, which is why I ended up going through my insurance. I'm not really concerned with what my Durango is valued at for the reason that I don't intend on selling it, but I was concerned with the value if I'd ever get hit again, then it would take even less to total it, and I'd get next to nothing for it then.
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I don't know if it still works that way. When I was dealing with all that kind of stuff last summer how it worked was, if they totaled it they technically have the title (even if for a second)
I've heard that elsewhere too. The only time I ever had a 'total' was when a tree fell on my '93 Jeep YJ (note: never attach a winch to a dead tree. I told them I was camping and the tree fell when the wind kicked up at night.)

It was an easy repair for me, so I told the adjuster at minute one of meeting that I was keeping it, fixing it, and would have it inspected by them and back on comprehensive insurance in a week or two.

They never mentioned 'title', just wrote a check for $3800, and I fixed it in two weeks for maybe $1000. That was 10 years ago in NY.
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