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Re: 2014 V8 is weak?

How's this for an aggressive response: thanks for stopping by, now walk your happy ass back the BMW dealership and handle your business. You're not ready for a new GJC. Goodbye.
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How's this for an aggressive response: thanks for stopping by, now walk your happy ass back the BMW dealership and handle your business. You're not ready for a new GJC. Goodbye.
Huh?... a dealer said this to you?
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How's this for an aggressive response: thanks for stopping by, now walk your happy ass back the BMW dealership and handle your business. You're not ready for a new GJC. Goodbye.
You got a "Goodbye" from a NY'er...I'd consider that non aggressive.

( painting with a broad brush...I know)
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Re: 2014 V8 is weak?

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How's this for an aggressive response: thanks for stopping by, now walk your happy ass back the BMW dealership and handle your business. You're not ready for a new GJC. Goodbye.
There's no way...
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Re: 2014 V8 is weak?

The WK2 (2011-2014) is SLOW off the line for a V8 powered SUV.

The gearing combined with the ECO mode & transmission make it slow compared to anything other than a UPS Truck.

Once it gets rolling however, it really pulls hard. But the top end is limited to around 115 Mph.

The 2005 V8 powered Toyota 4Runner I traded in for my 2012 WK2 was much quicker off the line (despite having almost 100 less HP). And the engine pulled harder, easier (far less noise upon moderate acceleration).

If you can afford it, take a HARD LOOK at the 2014 Range Rover Sport Super Charged. It matches the Laredo/Limited/Overland/Summit WK2 in Off Road ability and also comes darn close to matching the SRT for On Road performance... all in ONE vehicle. And at a base price of around $79,000, it is only a little more than the SRT.

For more info, check out the thread I started about the Ultimate SUV (IMHO):

Ultimate SUV: Range Rover Sport or Porsche Cayenne?

And here are some videos to wet your appetite:

Top Gear Season 20 Episode 6 (20x06) by vlss222 - Car Videos on StreetFire

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I bought a JGC, because I liked the combination of features...Style, Class, Luxury Interior...and oh yeah...BALLS!
But if you're lookin for speed and handling in an SUV...check out an Audi Q5 3.0... That thing is fast! And maybe your wife will let you drive it once in a while! ;-)
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I bought a JGC, because I liked the combination of features...Style, Class, Luxury Interior...and oh yeah...BALLS!
But if you're lookin for speed and handling in an SUV...check out an Audi Q5 3.0... That thing is fast! And maybe your wife will let you drive it once in a while! ;-)
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:54 AM
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Re: 2014 V8 is weak?

I like the 5.7L Hemi but who knows maybe Jeep will put out a 6.4L Overland Summit for those that want SRT power and off-road ability.

You listening, Jeep??
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Re: 2014 V8 is weak?

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I like the 5.7L Hemi but who knows maybe Jeep will put out a 6.4L Overland Summit for those that want SRT power and off-road ability.

You listening, Jeep??

Great Idea IMHO.

They could call it the SRTrail Edition!
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:53 AM
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Hows it going, is it true that the V8 is not any better than the V6 performance wise. I was told by a couple people that the V8 is nearly as slow as the V6. Is it possible to upgrade the V8 without killing the warranty? My issue is I am going from a 5.0 X6 to something cheaper, due to not driving that much anymore. Though when I do drive I need something that I can enjoy, and looking at the specs of the V8 I am pretty disappointed.

I would go for the SRT but they are insanely overpriced when it comes to leasing, some dealers want as much as a 100k car cost. The Grand Cherokee is a great car other than the performance issue, is there an easy way to solve it? Thank you.
100k!??? the dealer near me has it at sticker...

Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealer Vision Dodge Chrysler Jeep located in Penfield NY

i think thats the 3rd one i have seen there...
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The WK2 (2011-2014) is SLOW off the line for a V8 powered SUV.

The gearing combined with the ECO mode & transmission make it slow compared to anything other than a UPS Truck.

Once it gets rolling however, it really pulls hard. But the top end is limited to around 115 Mph.

The 2005 V8 powered Toyota 4Runner I traded in for my 2012 WK2 was much quicker off the line (despite having almost 100 less HP). And the engine pulled harder, easier (far less noise upon moderate acceleration).

If you can afford it, take a HARD LOOK at the 2014 Range Rover Sport Super Charged. It matches the Laredo/Limited/Overland/Summit WK2 in Off Road ability and also comes darn close to matching the SRT for On Road performance... all in ONE vehicle. And at a base price of around $79,000, it is only a little more than the SRT.

For more info, check out the thread I started about the Ultimate SUV (IMHO):

Ultimate SUV: Range Rover Sport or Porsche Cayenne?

And here are some videos to wet your appetite:

Top Gear Season 20 Episode 6 (20x06) by vlss222 - Car Videos on StreetFire


I agree, if you have the cash, RR Sport rocks.

I may buy one next year and give the wife the GC. She loves it. I like it, but sooooo disappointed in how poorly Jeep put the power to the wheels.
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