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Old 11-09-2011, 03:56 PM   #41
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I took the dive and Sold my E46 M3 and bought a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, and its awesome great quaitity for a Jeep and the V6 is fittting doesnt feel like its lacking power.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:42 PM   #42
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Ok, I don't really know why, but I am in LOVE with the Wrangler. Now, I fear I may be in love with the "brochure" of the Wrangler (ie, the lifestyle it portrays, great outdoors, unstoppable, etc.)

I used to have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4x4. V6.
I wish I still had it.
No problems, never got stuck in snow. 14mpg though.





So, what is wrong with me? I know they aren't that great on gas (although the new Pentastar is supposed to be FAR better,) I know they are not refined, I know they are not smooth, but something about going over anything anywhere is very appealing to me. Maybe after such a long time of owning a car in NY, worrying about every pothole, worrying about people dinging doors, rock chips, etc etc etc, it seems like not giving a crap would finally let me relax lol. Something about steel bumpers and bedliner paint speaks to me. Anyone have any thoughts?
that truck bed liner paint looks cool. Is that an option or is it after market?

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I have owned a few Jeeps, most recently a 2006 Rubicon and I would say go for it. The new pentastar with the refinements on the interior and mild exterior ones really make a difference. They are great, generally are reliable (unknown of pentastar), and have lots of pros. Just be ready for a rough ride, and more road noise than you may be used to. The JK's could be optioned with power windows, lock, and navi, I think even leather so its not too bad.

I don't know about pentastar, but the current jeep only has a 4 speed automatic transmission when every other car and truck has a 5 or 6 speed transmission. MB has a 7 speed transmission.

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:22 PM   #43
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I too, am considering a Jeep. It would be the limited Grand Cherokee however. The only thing stopping me is the fuel economy with the Hemi, I had a V6 rental for 3 days and don't feel it has quite enough power.

I'm looking at the MDX as well, interested to see what you pick.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:26 PM   #44
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Pentastar comes with a new 5 speed auto.

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:32 PM   #45
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:40 PM   #46
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #47
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:57 PM   #48
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I rented a Liberty last week and was actually really impressed with it. The quality, features, how smooth it was and it had some pep. It was still brand new (800 miles).

So I'm sure the other models are just as great. I left as a jeep believer.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:57 PM   #49
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:11 PM   #50
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:27 PM   #51
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I'm having a hard time deciding on which trim to get. I learned from years of modifying cars that it sucks paying for things that you going to replace. If I do a lift, wheel, tires, bumpers, lighting is there a point of going with a Rubicon??? Are there actual differences in the guts, like the diffs, transfer cases, etc, or is it just garnish stuff?? Another problem I have with the wrangler is that it is overpriced for what it is. For the money jeep charges for a fully loaded rubicon, I would expect them to look like the photo posted, but that car is 46k!!!

PS. I wish jeep offered a bed liner paint option from factory.
It depends how crazy you plan to get. Judging by what you say, its not too crazy. Rubicon comes stock with E lockers, stronger transfer case, stronger axles, and unlocking front sway bar. If you wanted to run 37s you should be okay, 35's would be safe. Anything larger than that and you would have to upgrade those components anyway.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:24 AM   #52
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Where can i buy the one you posted?
Ebay, just search 2012 wrangler, and you'll see it. It's $47K though. However, depending on the mods, the price is about right.

Wheels/tires 2K
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:29 AM   #53
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It depends how crazy you plan to get. Judging by what you say, its not too crazy. Rubicon comes stock with E lockers, stronger transfer case, stronger axles, and unlocking front sway bar. If you wanted to run 37s you should be okay, 35's would be safe. Anything larger than that and you would have to upgrade those components anyway.
Thank you for that. I figured the Rubicon is my best bet. I also think resale wise, the Rubicons will always be on the top of the list when someone is shopping for a used one.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:30 AM   #54
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BTW, for those that know about these things....what if I want to run normal 18"s (stockies) with road tires during the 9 months, and then 35" snow monsters on 16"s during the winter...how do you deal with the gearing and speedo situations? Do you swap gears out all the time, or just ride out on the stockies?
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What do you hate about it?
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:49 AM   #57
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