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Service required on AWD, front diff. & rear axel

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Old 07-27-2016, 01:59 PM
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I want a Durango so bad. Your picture just makes it worse. For around $40k I am essentially buying a rebranded Mercedes GL450!

PS - I know a car is just a car and that there other substantial differences (engine, tranny, etc.) but making that connection is part of the sales pitch I'm giving my wife. Haha...
 
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Pappy35 View Post
I want a Durango so bad. Your picture just makes it worse. For around $40k I am essentially buying a rebranded Mercedes GL450!

PS - I know a car is just a car and that there other substantial differences (engine, tranny, etc.) but making that connection is part of the sales pitch I'm giving my wife. Haha...
Yep, poor mans Merc! I have thought about this a few times, so Dodge warranties it but has split from Diamler. There are a LOT of GL parts in the Durango, so do they now have to go to the Mercedes dealer for those specific parts? Maybe a dealer employee can chime in and enlighten us.
 
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:29 PM
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I'm quite sure that, though the companies have split, they still supply parts to each other. These sub-components could also be sourced from third parties but regardless if I ever need a transaxle (God-forbid) I'd bet a week's pay I can get it from a Dodge dealer.

Also, I wouldn't trust info provided by any dealer. Ever. I hate to be negative but my experience, combined with all the horror stories I've read on forums for the last ten years...yeah. When I need info I go to forums. Recently I've read a few post elsewhere from people seeking to verify that you can't order 2017 models yet, it eventually came out that these dealers had 2016's they needed to move.
 
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:41 AM
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I called several other dealerships in my area. They all quoted the same type of service and a little more in cost. Stack up one more reason on why dealerships are at the top of my sh%t list.

I think I'll do as others have stated/suggested, I'll change out the oils myself.
And I'll know the job was done right, the first time.

Again, thanks everyone for your help and input.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:21 PM
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Don't let them remove the covers, I got my Journey serviced at the dealership and ever since they removed the covers my cuffs had been leaking, I'm going for a 3rd!!!! time repackaging and they want to charge for the oil when they should be fully responsible that is bad craftsmanship
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:22 PM
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Don't let them remove the covers, I got my Journey serviced at the dealership and ever since they removed the covers my difffs had been leaking, I'm going for a 3rd!!!! time repackaging and they want to charge for the oil when they should be fully responsible that is bad craftsmanship
 
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