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#91 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [steve_]
Dec 30, 2010 (7:47 am)
I have a 1999 Limited JGC w the V8 (4.7) and am trying to decide on the 2011 V6 versus V8 version. I love my current V8 (nearly 200,000 miles on it) and am sure I would love owning the 2011 w the Hemi (especially after test driving for nearly an hour) but cost is definitely a factor for me. It seems that people purchasing/leasing and the lower listed financing options all point towards dealers "playing ball" more on the V6/Laredo versions. I saw Priggly mention the added gears on the tranny and how that could help with gas mileage. Does anyone know if that is an addition that is definitely in the works or is it just wishful thinking at this point? No chance it happens on the 2012's, right? That would certainly help with the gas mileage on the Hemi and make this an easier decision since I like the vented seats, interior trim, auto-start and wheels that come with the Limited/Overland configs.
#94 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [1pt21jigowatts]
Dec 30, 2010 (1:22 pm)
I have the 5.7L hemi Overland. Love the power and all the options. I live in Philadelphia, so I do a lot of city driving, and some highway to get to work. Average mpg is around 15. Cruisin on the highway at 80, I usually get around 18mpg.
#95 of 488 Absolutely Positive Comments
Dec 30, 2010 (5:15 pm)
The new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, especially in Limited and Overland configurations, are going to turn out to be the leaders of the class.
They already are.
And built in America, too, in Detroit at the North Jefferson Assembly Plant.
#96 of 488 JGC wish list for 2012
Jan 03, 2011 (5:53 pm)
The 2011 is very nice but I didn't buy one yet. I hope the 2012 will have a larger Nav system, steering wheel not so thick, softer buttons and a cover over the drink cup holders. I am also hoping that some designer at Jeep reads this post and agrees with me!
#97 of 488 Re: JGC wish list for 2012 [surferron]
Jan 03, 2011 (6:00 pm)
I'm hoping they will put leather on the steering wheel that feels like leather and not hard plastic to the touch.....I also hope they replace that 1982 style base stereo with something more modern looking - ruins an otherwise beautiful dash!
Jan 03, 2011 (8:52 pm)
Will someone tell Chrysler that for that price, I will get a BMW instead! Man, nice looking whip but severly overpriced. I doubt they're selling well, for I have only seen a few on the streets. They should be 10k cheaper...
#99 of 488 Re: Jeep Grand Illusion [outwardlycheap]
Jan 04, 2011 (12:27 pm)
The fact of the matter is that the JGC is NOT overpriced, the dollar is UNDERPRICED and getting worse weekly, thanks to Obama and friends Geithner and Bernanke. Did you know the dollar lost 7% last week alone?
And as far as BMW is concerned, their prices are even worse. $10,000 MORE for the new X3 compared to the Overland. Got to pay those high German pensions, ya know.
#100 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [1pt21jigowatts]
Jan 04, 2011 (12:31 pm)
The tranny does not have "added gears" as far as I know, just the conventional five.
What happens is that when the HEMI is not under load, it reduces to 4 cylinders from 8 and this results in added fuel economy. I have the same thing on my 2006 Chevy Impala SS and it works seamlessly an beautifully, not to mention effectively.