12.10.2013

A One Of A Kind Test Drive With Dodge


I hate test driving new cars...said no one ever.

There is something so fun and exciting about shopping for a new car and taking it for a test drive. Don't you agree? While we aren't in the market for a new car right now (I just got a new car last year, but I would love for Billy to eventually get an SUV!), I still like to know what is out there for when the time comes, and I like to see what is 'hot' in the car world!

I recently had the opportunity to visit my local Dodge dealership to test drive the new 2014 Dodge Durango. I remember what the previous models look like, but the 2014 Durango seriously has no limits and blows those out of the water. It has THREE rows, is bolder, sleeker and more technologically advanced than ever before. I mean, look....
 
pretty fancy, huh? Visit the website here for more pictures and details!

This Durango can seat seven, offers Best-in-Class 25 hwy mpg, and has an 8-speed automatic transmission.

When I was test driving the Durango, I could definitely feel that 8-speed transmission. It was powerful, but at the same time it was such a smooth ride. Sometimes SUVs can feel "too big" to me when driving, but this one didn't. I was so impressed with the overall look inside the car (the touchscreen has every option you could ever want), and I felt like I was driving such a classy car.

Two of my favorite features in the Durango are the vented seats (so cool!) and the exclusive Blu-rayTM Entertainment Center. Who wouldn't love those things?

 
 {when in reverse these arrows pop up literally guiding you out-really cool!}

Another thing I noticed was how much storage the Durango provided. Perfect for those of you who have kids. There were multiple areas in it that you could open up (like the middle center console in the backseat) to find more storage that I never imagined it having. Definitely a huge perk.


The service we had was outstanding, too. I have to say thank you to Frank (from Crown dealership in Dublin at Perimeter) who was so knowledgeable, answered all of our questions, and the best part was that we could tell he is really passionate about his job.


If you want more detailed information, or to see more pictures, visit the website here

While you're at it, you can take a look at the other awesome cars they have available so you can fall in love and have a plan for your next car purchase! ;) We were able to catch a glimpse of the Dodge Dart while we were at the dealership, and I hear this is a really popular car right now...



I believe it was rated best-in-class interior with the roominess of a mid-size sedan. Dodge has really stepped its game up lately, don't you think?

Now for some really awesome news. Today, there is a $100 Gas Gift Card up for grabs!

All you have to do is answer this question below in the comments section to be entered for your chance to win:

Which Dodge vehicle would you most like to take for a spin?

Good luck! I know I would love to win $100 to go towards gas this holiday season!



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185 comments

  1. The Durango was at the top of my list when it came to getting a new car this fall. I ultimately settled on the Ford Explorer instead, but only because if I couldn't have all the bells & whistles (the Citadel), I didn't want one at all. I still looooove the Durango, though! We have a Charger also and love it!

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  2. The Dodge Dart because it looks stylish and sporty but still have tons of room which is the best of both worlds! I don't necessarily need a new car but it's always fun to look at some options and this have given me a few more to add to the mix!

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  3. I believe that I would choose the Durango as well- so luxurious! I commute everyday though, so I get limited on options because I need good gas mileage!!

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  4. The durango! Esp. if someone is giving me gas cards! :)

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  5. If I could drive any Dodge it would have to be a '69 Dodge Charger R/T! Keepin it old school!

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  6. We have a '12 Charger and I LOOOOVE it, but I'm an SUV girl, so I have been eyeing these since we drove the Charger off the lot. As soon as the Charger is paid off (and becomes my husband's toy), I'll be bringing a Durango home! They are absolutely gorgeous, and I love all the options my Charger has... I can't wait to have them in SUV form!

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  7. The 2014 Durango is totally my favorite! I love all of the features and the sleekness!!

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  8. Hands down I would want to take a spin in the Challenger! Love muscle cars :)

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  9. I'm loving the new Durango! I have a 2005 model and would love to upgrade!

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  10. I work for Toyota so I should probably not be participating, but $100 in gas in just too good to not pass up! :)

    I like SUVs so I would totally take the Durango for a test drive!! Maybe in a pearly white color :)

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  11. Ohh I love that Durango!!

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  12. I have loved those Durangos since I first saw them! Would love to own one! (Dreamin big here haha!)

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  13. I'd love to try that new Durango! I'll be starting my car hunt in the summer, and I want an SUV with third row seats, so that would be perfect!

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  14. The Durango...to fit everything...including our dog :)

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  15. I'd love to try the Challenger! Be still my muscle-car-lovin'-heart!

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  16. I need to go test drive a Durango! It looks so spacious, which is what we are really looking for right now with 3 kids!

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  17. I wouldn't mind a Durango. Especially since I know they win in collisions after my sisters truck was hit with one :)

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  18. Entering into the mommy world soon (like 10 days soon!) I've thought about getting an SUV, and I'll have to say that I didn't think Dodge Durango was in the running, until I saw their newly designed SUV. I'd love to go test drive one to see all of the great features you're talking about!

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  19. That's such a cool opportunity! I'd love to test drive a Challenger!

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  20. I have always loved Dodge Chargers!!! It would be cool to test drive one since I doubt I will ever own one haha

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  21. I absolutely would LOVE to test drive a Charger or a Challenger. But the Durango or a Nitro would be my pick if I were to purchase one :) Gotta love a good SUV!

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  22. I would love to drive the new Caravan! I have an older model and it is time for an upgrade! I love your review! This would be a very big blessing to us!

    ninigossett at gmail dot com

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  23. I would love to try out the new durango! my parents had an older one, but the new one looks so snazzy!:) -Lindsey Hanson

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  24. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/410815754041184256
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  25. I Would like to test drive the Durango, it looks like a good car for my family.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  26. tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellydsaver/status/410957940967735296
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  27. I'd like to try the Dodge Durango.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  28. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/411313321422225408

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  29. Dodge Durango

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  30. Would love to try the Durango!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  31. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/411663932227473409

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  32. I would choose a Durango!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  33. tweet-https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/411687603146993665

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  34. I like the look of the Dodge Magnum, but I'd also test the Caravan.

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  35. I would have picked Dart if asked to test drive.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  36. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/411699005421154304

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  37. I would most like to test drive the Dodge Dart because it is a compact car perfect for my family that gets up to 41mpg on the highway! It is also very stylish looking.
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  38. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/412008812246085633
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  39. This Durango looks awesome. But I'd choose the Dodge Caravan. I love everything about it.

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  40. Tweet: https://twitter.com/CR2786/status/412019992779968512

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  41. I'd probably go with a Caravan b/c i'm a minivan mom but the Durango looks pretty nice too. ariannasma216 at yahoo dot com

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  42. tweeted https://twitter.com/hzeh818/status/412389217637900288 ariannasma216 at yahoo dot com

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  43. I'd like to try the Dodge Journey - perfect size for us.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/412801714098413568
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. wow, definitely the Charger for a spin! it looks so cool. never knew a Dodge can be so much fun.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  46. tweeted;
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/412835586320244736
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  47. The dart is so cute! Sleek and stylish! Wish it would show up in my driveway for christmas lol :)

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  48. I think I'd test drive the one you're in. Sounds nice. :)

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  49. I'd like to test drive a new Nitro!

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  50. Definitely the Durango! I'd love to see if it's too big.

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  51. I would choose a Dodge minivan. kperales25{at}aol.com

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  52. I tweeted...

    https://twitter.com/YamiYali/status/413833840604352512

    kperales25{at}aol.com

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  53. I'd like the Dodge Dart.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  54. I'd like to take the Dodge Dart out for a spin. It's the perfect size for me.

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  55. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/414595155199418368

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  56. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/414639056400556033

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  57. I’d test drive the Durango
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  58. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/414995042286059520
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  59. I would test drive the dodge durango.

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  60. Tweeted!! https://twitter.com/aprilv2009/status/415237937714827264

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  61. I’d like to try the Dodge Charger! I love its style.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  62. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/416003778978926592

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  63. I would love to test drive a Dodge Charger! Preferable in fire-engine red. :)

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  64. I am a mini van mom. So I choose the caravan

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  65. I would like to test drive the durango.

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  66. I would love to take a Dodge Caravan for a spin.

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  67. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/416603591013433344

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  68. Being practical, I'd take the Dart for a spin.

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  69. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/416891404195885056

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  70. I would LOVE to try the Dodge Avenger :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  71. I'd love to test out the Durango myself!

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  72. We currently have a Ford truck, so I would like to try the Dodge Ram 1500.

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  73. The Dodge Durango

    helyn4 at yahoo dot com

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  74. I would like to try the caravan.

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  75. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/417046954669903872

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  76. caravan - would love to see how it compared to the odyssey!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  77. I would love to test drive the Dodge Durango!

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  78. The dodge durango, I drove it for over 10 years
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  79. The Durango looks wonderful. I most want to test drive the Dodge Charger.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  80. I Tweeted; https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/417120674209992704

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  81. I'd love to test drive the 2014 Dodge Charger. :)

    Lesha@tothemotherhood.com

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  82. I would like to take the caravan for a spin.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  83. I'd like to try the Dodge Durango. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  84. It would be my favorite, the Durango.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  85. I would test drive the Dodge Dart.

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  86. I'd love to test drive the Dodge Durango!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  87. I would love to take the Dodge charger for a spin, it would be so fun to drive.

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  88. i would test drive the dart

    jtwark@mail.com

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  89. I want to test the Durango out!! ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

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  90. The Dodge Durango for sure!
    elysesw@aol.com

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  91. I wouldn't mind a dodge caravan to take on a spin!

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  92. I would like to test the Dodge Durango
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/417406148665286656
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. I would love the Dodge Dart - I would have never expected this to look so sporty!

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  95. I would like to drive the Dodge Charger
    coupongator@hotmail.com

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  96. I'd like to try the Durango - looks spacious!
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  97. i really like SUV's so I would probably drive a Dodge Durango

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  98. i posted a tweet:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/417471054701801474

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  99. I would like to drive the Dodge Charger.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  100. A Dodge Charger for sure! I'm always jealous when I see someone else driving one!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  101. Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/417480091283648512

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  102. I'd choose the Durango!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  103. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/417483291961196544
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  104. I would like to take the Dodge Dart for a spin. Thanks for this awesome sweep and have a Happy New Year :) corrysue@yahoo.com

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  105. The Durango would be my choice for a test drive. Although, the Challenger would be a fun one to drive.

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  106. I would love to try out an Avenger! :)

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  107. The new Dodge Durango would be nice.

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  108. The Dodge Challenger is my kind of car. It reminds me of a car my aunt had, so it's nostalgic for me :)
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  109. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/417553129807163394

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  110. I would *so* love to see how that Dart drives! :-)
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  111. I would test drive the Dodge Durango.

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  112. I have never been in any SUV in my life! LOL So...I would love to try the Durango Citadel!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  113. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/417738683094016000
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  114. a dodge challenger
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  115. Definitely the dodge durango, I love the new ones esp. since they look so spacious. Would be perfect for our growing family!

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  116. I would love to take a Dodge Charger for a spin.

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  117. tweet
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/417818362673000448

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  118. I think it would be fun to take the Dodge Charger out for a spin. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  119. Love to give the Dodge Charger a spin!

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  120. I love the Dodge Dart.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  121. Wow, that pic of the Dodge Dart is amazing! I think I'd like to check that out, for sure! Thanks!

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  122. Tweet! https://twitter.com/xocaisgood/status/417855551544897536

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  123. I would like to take the dodge durango for a spin

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  124. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/417863817435959296

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  125. I'd love to test drive the Dodge Charger!

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  126. I would like to test drive the Durango.

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  127. I would love to test drive the Dodge Durango.
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  128. The Dart would be fun!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. I would take the Durango for a spin. We are going to need a new car soon, and I will keep the Durango in mind. We need something big for our family and I am not caring too much for the Honda Pilot any longer
    lgothard@comcast.net

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  130. tweeted about the giveaway
    https://twitter.com/lgothard/status/417904755151613952

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  131. I'd love to test drive the Charger!

    Kim Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  132. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MRSMEIER5627/status/417917501217832960

    Kim Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  133. I would love to take the durango out!

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  134. I would love to test drive the Dodge Challenger first. The Dodge Durango and Dodge Dart seem nice as well.

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  135. Dodge Caravan would be nice to try!

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  136. I would like to drive a Dodge Charger. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. The durango looks like it would be one awesome ride..I will take that one :)

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  138. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/418030578835791872

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  139. I would love to test drive the DODGE Durango

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  140. https://twitter.com/joyq74/status/418044673601466368

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  141. I would take a Durango for a test drive.

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  142. the dodge dart!
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  143. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/418068004434239488
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  144. I would like to take a Charger for a spin.

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  145. The durango looks pretty sweet!
    snowwolf222 at yahoo dot com

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  146. I would like to take the Dodge Caravan for a ride.

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  147. I want to take the Charger for a spin.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  148. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/418106365869957120

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  149. I want to take the Dodge Caravan for a spin.

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  150. I would like to drive the Dart. :)

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  151. My husband and I are interested in The Durango

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  152. Here is the link for my tweet https://twitter.com/thriftymaven/status/418132270549962752

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  153. I just configured the 2013 Dodge Dart SE FWD in Blue Streak Pearl . I'd like to test drive it. Great sounding deal.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  154. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/418164766654230528

    slehan at juno dot com

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  155. the dodge grand caravan

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  156. https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/418178736404439041

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  157. https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/418200025684930560

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  158. Would love to drive the caravan
    njharmonyg @ aol.com

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  159. tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/418208696670253056
    njharmonyg @ aol.com

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  160. the durango! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  161. https://twitter.com/scg00387/status/418246357971783680

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