Hey now Trace, I resemble that remark. Would trade my V6 in for the V8 in a heartbeat if I could. But I can't in good conscious take the loss on it. I bought the V6 to try and save $ on gas. After all, my other half wanted me to get a minivan so I already had a small victory in getting spousal approval on the Durango instead. But when the D is paid for it's her turn for new wheels next.
JJ> I have a Crew V6 and I don't notice that Traction control makes any difference whatsoever unless I have lost traction. I have tried turning it off in the snow and find that doing so does make it a little easier to have fun/be irresponsible. But let's face it, the V6 does have enough power to even chirp the tires. The TC ain't your problem. In the snow it does a pretty good job of keeping it going where you are pointed without completely cutting off power. Wife's Honda Odyssey we do turn the TC off in snow as it essentially just kills the engine at the slightest sign of slipping.
I don't know how many miles you have but if it is any consolation mine has gotten better (or less lethargic anyway) with more miles. Now up to 10,000 miles. Knowing that I am going to be in this thing for nearly 10 years like it or not I should probably buck up and buy the KN Filter, ported intake and a chip. Of course by that point I probably could damn near trade it in for the V8.