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).
Not sure. Between those two events I certainly fell in love.
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.
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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I’d love it to haul luggage to our trips.
I Tweeted; https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/417116112304627712
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ChrisMarie510/status/417586291513884673
Love to drive that Durango!
I would deliver baked goods with all that space!
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.
I could use the room for the road trips I take to see my daughter at college!
All the space would be great for baby gear, double stroller etc.
I’d like the dodge ram.
I would be able to pack extra luggage for a trip.
I would try the Durango!
I would fit my 2 kids & husband comfortably and we could go on vacation and pack lots of luggage.
I am a mini van mom all the way
I would use the space for our dogs and our son’s friends
Tweet – https://twitter.com/mypadawans/status/417117769855799296
I’ma minivan mom so i’d go with a Caravan!
My husband is paraplegic so it would be great to have the room for his wheelchair.
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.
I would finally have room for our large car seat! My poor kid has little leg room so he would love this
Oh man..we need the space. We sometimes have to travel home with our dog and two cats!! They would appreciate it. ????
I would lug all the equipment for 2 little league teams around.
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 ????
long weekend trips
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!!
I would load up the kids and go on a roadtrip!
I would use the space for luggage when we go on road trips.
I would fill it up with camping gear.
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.
I would pack up the kids and go for a ride.
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.
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!
I’d savor having a sun room again!
I’d take vacations with it, including going camping!
There’d be plenty of room for all the gear to go camping!
i posted a tweet:
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!
I would load it up with gardening supplies
I would use all the space to take my 4 children on a beach trip.
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I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/417743227483987968
I want to test the Durango out!! email@example.com
I love the doge dart!
I think I’d test drive the one you’re in. Sounds nice. ????
I’d pack more of my stuff in.
I would use it to haul gardening stuff with me.
I would go camping
I would have a first aid kit, lots of snacks and drinks in that car
I would use the room for our luggage for our vacation to Hilton Head this summer ????
I’d haul all of my baby stuff in there.
We have a 2002 Durango for our family of five and love it! Great for all the kids, stroller, disc golf gear…
The space would be used for my six children.
I would take our dog with us
Grocery Shopping! Seriously my SUV is a horrible grocery getter! It barely has any room.
A family road trip would be nice.
Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/416001507973033985
I would be able to fit my four children into it comfortably and have room for groceries! Thank you for the chance!
I’d have room for the grandkids. And their folks.
id go shopping!
I would use the space to hold luggage when me and my family travels. Thank you for the giveaway!
We would keep our lawn chairs and football and frisbee in it for all of unexpected trips. thank you
I would hit a bunch of yard sales ????
I would use it for carrying all my sons sporting equipment and xtra boys I always seem to acquire lol
Dodge Caravan would be nice to try! Perfect for roadtrips with my family!
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!
go on vacation
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!
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.
I would be able to stay organized !!! And keep spare things in the car for emergencies !!!
I’d take my grandkids on a road trip
Tweeted ???? – https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/417548816363966464
Go on more road trips and of course do more shopping ????
probably fill with more kids stuff and sporting needs
I would use the space for extra luggage when we go on vacation… and for extra shopping when we go anywhere!
I would road trip
I could store all of my son’s sporting gear.
We would use the Durango to go on a road trip.
I’d have more room for groceries and all my kids toys.
We’d take a road trip to the beach!
I’d pack my family up and we would head on a road trip!.
I would use the room for our children and luggage for our trips to visit our families.
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/417151475748323329
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.
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.
I would take a nap in it!
That’s so much space! I’m not sure what I’d fill it with except groceries. ????
gosh all that room would sure make it easy for our family to go camping with our pop-up
I would love to take the Dodge charger for a spin, it would be so fun to drive.
I would pack up all my gear and the dogs and go on a camping trip.
Perfect for the dog, the cat, me and hubby and all our stuff for long road trips
I would be able to fit all the kids and the dog !
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!
All of that space would be put to good use when traveling. ????
It would fit a lot of groceries!
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I’d fill it up with all the gear that comes with travelling with a Kindergartener and an infant!
The Dodge Durango.
I would be able to take my kids bikes and power wheel to the park more often
I would go on a road trip!
We would take all the grandkids on a weekend trip with all that extra room!
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.
I would use the extra space for my kids sports gear.
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. ????
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.
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!
It would be great for a road trip!
i would pack up lots of groceries in it
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.
I tweeted at https://twitter.com/Reatex123/status/411549164955127809
I’d take the Durango on shopping trips! I love all the space it has!
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.
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.
i would use all that space for luggage when we take road trips
I have an old explorer and always moving things for friends or picking up stuff, would love something more modern like a durango
I would go on a lot of day trips
I would put all the room to use when I go to yard sales.
I would drive the Dodge Durango.
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.
A road trip with my whole family.
i would love to try the dart
I would go garage saleing! It would save us from having to run home, drop stuff off, then going out again ????
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.
It’d be good for taking on a vacation someday!
I would help my boss more with transporting sports equipment. She runs special needs programs and always has a car full of stuff!
i would have plenty of room when we go on vacation!
I’d use it for all our camping gear so we could go camping!
I would take my family and a big cooler to head to the beach.
I’d load up the family and the dogs and go on a road trip!
I would use it like a pick up truck to haul gardening and home remodeling stuffs.
I would use the space for my family and take a trip to the beach!
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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.
I would take my family on a road trip in style and comfort!
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.
The space would come in handy for shopping trips and garage sales.
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.
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!!!
If it were in my power, Chris, I’d give the car to you. You are a saint.
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.
I would use that space to take my lab to the dog beach.
I’d choose the dart!
All that extra space would be filled with my kid’s athletic equipment!
I would be able to help my friends move houses with all my trunk space!
I would go out for a spin in a Dodge minivan.
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we have a big family. i can put lots of stuff in the car!!