I left my heart in a Dodge Durango

By | December 10, 2013


You guys, I left my heart in a Dodge Durango.

It probably slipped into one of those nifty cup-holders, or maybe the sleek middle console. I don’t know. The point is I found a dream car.

I’m not a car person. Never have been. I remember back in high school my friends would get a shiny Mustang, or cute new Hondas for their birthdays. Meanwhile, I cruised around in my Chevy Astro van and scoffed at such a ludicrous waste of money. I was such a hipster. Only back then it wasn’t cool.

Fast forward 10 years and here I am: wishing I had a ludicrous amount of money sitting around. Because now? It wouldn’t be a waste. Oh heck no. I would employ that money to buy my dream car. A Dodge Durango.

I was invited to go test drive a Dodge. No big deal, I thought to myself. It will be a classic “look, but don’t touch” experience. Wrong. I can’t be sure if it was when I started the car with the push of a button, or if it was when the video camera allowed me to park perfectly (for the first time ever).

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Not sure. Between those two events I certainly fell in love.

start button

So what did I love? Besides the nifty start button? Well, I loved that I was driving a car that could accommodate seven people and yet it still had a sun roof.


I also thought it was super-fun to be large and in charge. I’m used to being the pip-squeak on the road. If I’m honest I’ll tell you that it was a bit of an ego boost to be riding so high ????

While I played it safe by not bringing my kids, I think they would have loved the experience, too.

I’ve often dreamed of a world where my children are separated by a middle console. If you have more than one child you’ll know what I’m talking about. My kids are always in each other’s business. They’re swiping food, wrestling, tickling, hitting, and harassing.

Ugh. Well, this car has three rows of seats and you can use them however you desire. The possibilities are endless. It also has a Blu-RayTM Entertainment Center. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!! We don’t have a Blu-Ray anything in our house. Sheesh.

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I didn’t want to give this baby up. Unfortunately, I was only asked to test drive it…not take it home. So now I’m dealing with my deflated ego and burning car lust. Burning lust. For a car. Not a burning car.

I’m not giving away a car, you guys. If I was, I would rig it so that it would end up with me. However, I am giving away some gas money. Who couldn’t use that, right? So if you want a $100 Shell gift card, answer me this: What would YOU do with all the space that the Dodge Durango affords?

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182 thoughts on “I left my heart in a Dodge Durango

  1. Lisa Garner

    I Tweeted; https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/417116112304627712

  2. Christina Marie

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ChrisMarie510/status/417586291513884673

  3. Aleta

    I’d take my son on a vacation to see the snow. We don’t have snow in New Orleans. I would want him to experience it rather than just read about it.

  4. Wendy R.

    I could use the room for the road trips I take to see my daughter at college!

  5. Harmony B

    All the space would be great for baby gear, double stroller etc.

  6. Kelly D

    I would fit my 2 kids & husband comfortably and we could go on vacation and pack lots of luggage.

  7. Heather Dawn

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/mypadawans/status/417117769855799296

  8. Terri Egelund

    My husband is paraplegic so it would be great to have the room for his wheelchair.

  9. Margaret Smith

    I’d love to take this on a trip to see my Dad and Brother and his family in So. Carolina. Our car is too small to bring my family on a long trip from NJ to SC, however with a Durango, we’d have so much room.

  10. Erica H

    I would finally have room for our large car seat! My poor kid has little leg room so he would love this

  11. Mindy Merenghi

    Oh man..we need the space. We sometimes have to travel home with our dog and two cats!! They would appreciate it. ????

  12. Susan Ladd

    I would have room for all my shopping bags and the grand kids to all at the same time. Thanks for this awesome sweep and have a Happy New Year ????

  13. Lorayne Gothard

    If I had a Dodge Durango, I would fill it up with all my kids and all the toys and electronics they bring with them!!

  14. D Schmidt


  15. Maureen

    Many times I am driving my parents and my nieces and nephews about and this would allow me to bring their “extra” items that go along with them. It would also afford me to be able to have room to put groceries when shopping.

  16. Sarah L

    Too much space for me. 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.

  17. Nikki

    I have wanted a Dodge Durango ever since the first year they were made! I would fit my two kids, my nephew & their 3 BMX bikes in there for all the practices, training and races I take them to!

  18. Thomas Murphy


  19. Tina M


  20. Cori Westphal

    There’d be plenty of room for all the gear to go camping!

  21. Stephanie Larison

    Well with a growing family I’d be filling up the spaces with more kids, haha. Plus we’d need more groceries with more people, so more space always comes in handy!

  22. Lisa Garner

    I would use all the space to take my 4 children on a beach trip.

    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  23. angie lilly

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/417743227483987968

  24. Wild Orchid


  25. Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com

    I think I’d test drive the one you’re in. Sounds nice. ????

  26. Janice Cooper


  27. Elena

    I would have a first aid kit, lots of snacks and drinks in that car

  28. April

    I would use the room for our luggage for our vacation to Hilton Head this summer ????

  29. Heather B

    We have a 2002 Durango for our family of five and love it! Great for all the kids, stroller, disc golf gear…

  30. Heather Dawn

    Grocery Shopping! Seriously my SUV is a horrible grocery getter! It barely has any room.

  31. Madeline

    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/416001507973033985

  32. Stephanie Gossett

    I would be able to fit my four children into it comfortably and have room for groceries! Thank you for the chance!

  33. mickeyfan

    I’d have room for the grandkids. And their folks.

  34. Allison Downes

    I would use the space to hold luggage when me and my family travels. Thank you for the giveaway!

  35. Candie L

    We would keep our lawn chairs and football and frisbee in it for all of unexpected trips. thank you

  36. Kimberley Meier

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MRSMEIER5627/status/417905491709145088

  37. Sue Barney

    I would use it for carrying all my sons sporting equipment and xtra boys I always seem to acquire lol

  38. Tara

    Dodge Caravan would be nice to try! Perfect for roadtrips with my family!

  39. Susan Smith


  40. Katharina

    I didn’t even have to think twice about answering this one… I’d use all that space for our road trips! Especially the one coming up soon to St. Augustine, Florida… it would be perfect!

    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  41. Helena

    I could have used it today, as I was emptying the storage unit we had stowed all of our extra stuff for one year. Finally we decided enough was enough. But it didn’t get all the way done today, due to the lack of room in our two cars. I’m sure the Durango would have gotten the job done, however!

  42. Helen Stockwell

    I would be able to buy more groceries or be able to buy bigger stuff to take home that I would have to pay someone else to take home for me.

  43. Karen Gonyea

    I would be able to stay organized !!! And keep spare things in the car for emergencies !!!

  44. Anastasia

    Tweeted ???? – https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/417548816363966464

  45. tina reynolds

    Go on more road trips and of course do more shopping ????

  46. Stephanie V.

    probably fill with more kids stuff and sporting needs

  47. Lorayne Gothard


  48. Beth R

    I would use the space for extra luggage when we go on vacation… and for extra shopping when we go anywhere!

  49. Whitney


  50. Hollie Jahnke

    I’d have more room for groceries and all my kids toys.

  51. kathy pease


  52. Catherine

    I’d pack my family up and we would head on a road trip!.

  53. Susan Smith

    I would use the room for our children and luggage for our trips to visit our families.

  54. Margaret Smith

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/417151475748323329

    Thanks again.

  55. LAMusing

    I don’t have kids but I could sure haul a lot of stuff! Actually I could finally clean out the storage unit we pay for – right now I have no way of bringing it all home to sell/yard sale.

  56. Buddy Garrett

    My wife would not have a problem filling up all of that space. You should see what she brings home. She complains that she doesn’t have enough space in the car. It might be a bad thing if we had a Durango. Durango-more stuff brought home.

  57. Susan C.

    That’s so much space! I’m not sure what I’d fill it with except groceries. ????

  58. catherine copeland

    gosh all that room would sure make it easy for our family to go camping with our pop-up

  59. Jennifer B

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

  60. Lisa V.

    I would pack up all my gear and the dogs and go on a camping trip.

  61. Tracie Trump

    Perfect for the dog, the cat, me and hubby and all our stuff for long road trips

  62. Crystal F

    I would pack all the stuff we need for a weekend of softball tournaments. We need bat bag, buckets of balls, cooler, snack bags, 4 chairs, wagon, scooter and a ball net. It’s a ton to pack so you have to have a big vehicle to get it all in. Thank you!

  63. HilLesha

    All of that space would be put to good use when traveling. ????

  64. Helena

    I left my heart in a Dodge Durango + $100 Shell Card Giveaway http://thehilljean.com/2013/12/dodge-durango.html … #SweepstakesEntry

  65. Kelly D


  66. tina reynolds


  67. Amy @ Baby Nosh

    I’d fill it up with all the gear that comes with travelling with a Kindergartener and an infant!

  68. Tabathia B

    I would be able to take my kids bikes and power wheel to the park more often

  69. Linda G.

    We would take all the grandkids on a weekend trip with all that extra room!

  70. One Frugal Girl

    We travel back and forth a lot to North Carolina and always have a ton of stuff in tow. This car definitely has enough space for all of the things we carry.

  71. Jeanne

    The Durango is too big for me but I’ll bet my husband would absolutely love it! Oh, the places he could drive me in it. ????

  72. Beverly Metcalf

    It would be nice for all those suitcases I’ll pack when I go visit my daughters that live in other states. Thanks for having this contest.

  73. Christina Marie

    What I would do with all the space that the Dodge Durango affords is pack my bags and drive around the country. Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. Carolyn Daley

    We would probably travel more often with this vehicle since there is more space for a cooler, luggage, and everyone to sit comfortably for hours at a time.

  75. Wehaf

    The Durango would be great for camping trips with friends – we could fit all the people and all our gear, and be able to take it off-road.

  76. Cindy Merrill

    We’re planning to move this spring so a large vehicle like this one would cut down on trips, would hold a lot of stuff.

  77. Daniel M

    I have an old explorer and always moving things for friends or picking up stuff, would love something more modern like a durango

  78. D Schmidt

    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.

  79. Mami2jcn


  80. Anastasia

    I would go garage saleing! It would save us from having to run home, drop stuff off, then going out again ????

  81. Janice Cooper

    I would use that space for our coolers and picnic supplies when we go to the park and for our luggage when we take road trips.

  82. Becca

    I would help my boss more with transporting sports equipment. She runs special needs programs and always has a car full of stuff!

  83. Kimberley Meier

    I’d load up the family and the dogs and go on a road trip!

  84. Cori Westphal

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/417478861257863168

  85. angie lilly

    I would use it like a pick up truck to haul gardening and home remodeling stuffs.

  86. Marcia Goss

    I would use the space for my family and take a trip to the beach!

  87. gay s.

    That’s more than enough room for my hubby & I, (unless you add my 6 cats). Even then, plenty of room. Everybody could go to the vet together.

  88. Jenny N

    I have to do allot of grocery shopping. Our family of four has mixed diets with two on a regular diet and one vegan and one raw vegan. I could use this Durango’s space to the fullest on my fruit hauls! Thanks for the chance.

  89. Gwendolyn

    I would do a lot more yard and garage sale shopping if I had all that extra room – so often I see stuff I’d love to bring home, but can’t for want of space in my tiny car.

  90. Chris Carter

    Um- holy crap I WANT THAT CAR!!!!! First of all- both Derek and I have two very very old dying decrepit tin cans on wheels, both with 200.000 miles on them. each has it’s own sets of ‘quirks’ now that each is about 14 years old!!!

    1. hillary

      If it were in my power, Chris, I’d give the car to you. You are a saint.

  91. olive

    You do look good in that minivan. The sunglasses are cute too. Our gas bill is only $600 a month so I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.


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