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 Post subject: Non - Liberty Advice
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:23 pm 
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Quick question here for all the Jeep gods out there:

Reasons NOT to buy an SRT8 Grand Cherokee (other than lack of off-roadability).

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:28 pm 
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Ask THESE GUYS.

Otherwise, there isn't any reason not to buy one.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:29 pm 
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Just don't complain about the gas mileage(about 6-7mpg's at best).


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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:35 pm 
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You'd have to be dumb as a bag of rocks if gas mileage is a concern considering a Hi-Po SUV. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:37 pm 
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oddball wrote:
You'd have to be dumb as a bag of rocks if gas mileage is a concern with a Hi-Po SUV. :mrgreen:

About 90% of the owners are dumb as a box of rocks,that's about the only thing they complain about,they want the power and 50mpg's also or they don't like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:40 pm 
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Yeah I suppose there is some the truth to that. I mean look at all the people who buy a Rubicon because they believe they'll look cool only to trade it in several months later because they didn't realize what they were actually getting in to.

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
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Yeah I suppose there is some the truth to that. I mean look at all the people who buy a Rubicon because they believe they'll look cool only to trade it in several months later because they didn't realize what they were actually getting in to.



One of my co-workers daughters had a Rubicon and she traded it in for a Hyndai Tibiron cus of gas mileage. its so sad that thing was very nice.

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1. Off road ability (lack of)
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5. No spare tire IIRC
6. No low range

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
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Should have been a dodge and NOT a jeep. My aunt and uncle had one for a while and traded it for an overland GC. Jeep + lowering + performance engines = :banghead:

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
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Cant see a reason to not buy one. If youre worried about MPG just get a 5.7 hemi. Ours gets better mpg than my liberty on the hw. I regularly see 20mpg out of it. 13-15mpg in the city..

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
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soooo.... the jist of what I'm hearing here is Fuel economy sucks arse - and it's got plenty of git-er-dunocity.

No big issues to be aware of?

I got an e-mail & flyer from my dealer here, with an upgrade credit - might go in to see what we can get, and maybe even come out cheaper than the liberty...

hmm....

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soooo.... the jist of what I'm hearing here is Fuel economy sucks arse - and it's got plenty of git-er-dunocity.

No big issues to be aware of?

I got an e-mail & flyer from my dealer here, with an upgrade credit - might go in to see what we can get, and maybe even come out cheaper than the liberty...

hmm....

Yeah besides the low mpg's and $300+ each street tires required there's nothing wrong with a 425hp Jeep.


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Any opinions of the 5.7L Hemi GC as well?

seems better fuel mileage than the SRT8 anyways, ups/downs?

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
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Why only go half way??

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:48 pm 
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stumpjumper_09 wrote:
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Why only go half way??


True enough - price is one factor - going to find out how much of a factor tonight (if the wife will let me).

Through the company I work for, I get fleet pricing on all new chrysler/dodge/jeeps - Love my KK, but got a flyer in the mail for a trade-in-upgrade credit - between the discount, and credit.... I'm hoping to come out CHEAPER (month-to-month) than the KK. We'll find out soon enough. I HAVE been offroad with the KK once, but can't seem to find the will to really push through and beat it up. If I want to offroad more in the future, I think I'll go the cheap-jeep route. Offroadability isn't really much of a concern for me in the next vehicle. However, I DO live in Calgary Canada, so winter driving is 6 months of the year for me here - 4x4 imho is a must (after the KK I'll never go back to a 2wd in the winter).

Even looking/thinking about commanders... but I can't imagine it would be a very happy day at the fuel pump with them...

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:27 pm 
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Why don't you just check out the upgrade incentives to buying a 4 door JK? You'll have a nice comfortable road and off road vehicle - not to mention the ability to go topless!

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Why don't you just check out the upgrade incentives to buying a 4 door JK? You'll have a nice comfortable road and off road vehicle - not to mention the ability to go topless!

:2cents:


three words answer this question:

Wife says no. :|

I'd seriously consider it actually, she just doesn't want one for a DD - AND really.... the off road worthyness will, more than likely, be lost to me at this point.

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
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Just curious, has she ever ridden in a 4 door JK?

Personally, I think the ride and steering in the 2 door JK's sucks. (I'm so happy I decided on a TJ Rubicon). The 4 door JK on the other hand is a really sweet ride.

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 Post subject: Re: Non - Liberty Advice
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BrendonR wrote:
Any opinions of the 5.7L Hemi GC as well?

seems better fuel mileage than the SRT8 anyways, ups/downs?


Wife loves hers; it was worth the fuel economy loss for a much nicer vehicle (previously owned a 2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4 CRD). We bought it December 29th and played hard*booty at the dealership because we knew they wanted to finish 2009 with a bang.

We're at about 4,300 miles and the 5.7L ain't skipped a beat.

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