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Old 19-10-2016
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Are Durango going to keep going ? I hope so
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Old 19-10-2016
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Unlikely. Most model shops have stopped supporting due to the hassle of getting stock from revell
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When I returned to the hobby after a 4 year break I was amazed how such a thriving brand had disappeared almost completely . 210 & 410's were very popular in 2012, and now are all but extinct in competition. A real shame.

The future look bleak unfortunately.
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I'm going to be using my cars for next season. Only broke one rear wing mount and we run two v5s and two 210fs. Got double of all plastic parts so good for another couple of seasons. Running gear has no wear at all and we have run club and regional races this year. Cars have been superb.
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I hope so but it doesn't look great.

Which is a shame as I have loads of parts in stock!😭
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Are Durango going to keep going? Most definitely, it's part of Hobbico and they aren't going anywhere.

The question you should be asking is whether Durango is dead in the UK. It is unlikely that Durango will be popular again in the UK after the shops were messed around with after Hobbico took over and transferred distribution to Revell Germany. As the shops couldn't get hold of the spares, drivers changed to other makes with better support so the shops had less reason to stock Durango, so most UK shops abandoned Durango completely.
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Are Durango going to keep going? Most definitely, it's part of Hobbico and they aren't going anywhere.
I wouldn't be too quick to say that - the recent developments with regard to several cars appearing as discontinued or unavailable, as well as team drivers in the US fleeing en masse alongside Amezcua's well documented departure, doesn't paint a very healthy picture for them. I'm sure they aren't going to vanish off the face of the earth with immediate effect but the company has been slowly run into the ground, not just within the UK.

No matter how good the current lineup of cars is, Amezcua's departure was the final straw for their international presence. It's a shame, but I don't see how they can feasibly recover to the lofty heights they were once at unless something dramatic changes in the way the brand is handled.
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I would love to see/read an article stating the down low on what actually happened at Durango.
I remember them coming onto the scene as a commercial entity selling to the public, Jimmys superb article on the 410, heaps of people wanting Durangos etc.
Then a few short years later I heard Gerd Strenge had left the company and then a bit further down the track people selling up their Durango stuff and saying that parts support went to badword.

Just seems inexplicable to me.
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Old 24-10-2016
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I love my dex410v5, amazing 4wd car out there.

In Hobbico's hand the Durango brand is heavily going down, Perhaps someone should buy the Durango brand and the Company itself to revamp.
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For the older guys the Durango brand is like Skoda in reverse, it is a pity the Serpent did not buy them as a race car needs racers to understand what is needed.
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For the older guys the Durango brand is like Skoda in reverse, it is a pity the Serpent did not buy them as a race car needs racers to understand what is needed.
I hope that Durango and the Team who has built as such as great car kits will revamp in the coming future. I am looking at the dex410v5 and cannot see any car like the v5 car, above all the others.

all the best for Durango and their engineers
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Distribution is being changed for 2017, looks like it has a future but insure what.
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oh this isnt a good read as just purchased a 410 for my lil lad to start racing with and was gonna grab one for myself as well to start again oh bum i was impressed with its build quality and look shame really defo a world apart from the yz10 i use to race
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dansim i have a 410 v3 fully upgraded im looking to shift along cheapish - might be worth an option for you. has a tonne of spares and upgrades. im sure the new distributor will perk up where it has slacked this year.
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Shame if it does Robbo is real fast with his cars!
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Rumors I have seen is that Durango is looking to discontinue there 1/8 scale lineup and focus on 1/10.

If that is the case I am fine with that. However, they really need to decide what they want to be. If you are going to pitch race vehicles, it would be great to actually have a race team. And parts should never be this much of a pain to get. I know guys stock piling dex210v2 style a-arms since they are rare.

At this point after recently owning much of the current lineup I am down to two vehicles, the dex410v5 and the old school desc410V2 which shares parts. Both vehicles drive quite well, but after dropping my dex210 that was highly loaded up and have been quite happy with the RC10B6 I am running from a support and quality perspective.

I just hope Durango can recover.
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Any news?
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Latest I've heard is that CML are taking over. That's coming from my last.
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It would be great to see, they grow up again, i still love my TD fleet...
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Informed by my lhs that Durango have no uk disributor. Still got all my cars and olenty of spares so should be fine this year. Hopefully something will change in the future for Durango.
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