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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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It is not perfect for sure and all your complains is possibly valid. Biggest of mine is transmission, I don't think WK2 having good one. Otherwise all this sounds here and noise there doesn't effect me much on Jeep Lexus might be better option to you?
Transmission will no doubt be upgraded to a six speed. Sounds and noise are evidence of quality issues. Just so we get this straight - this is my 3rd jeep in possession. I also have a 96 ZJ IL6 and 2009 WK V6. I will never drive a glorified Toyota.
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Transmission will no doubt be upgraded to a six speed. Sounds and noise are evidence of quality issues. Just so we get this straight - this is my 3rd jeep in possession. I also have a 96 ZJ IL6 and 2009 WK V6. I will never drive a glorified Toyota.

Issue is not number of gears, it shifts on low speed weirdly. Read forum, many complains about.
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Issue is not number of gears, it shifts on low speed weirdly. Read forum, many complains about.
Yes, I've read that.
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Yes, I've read that.

That is only thing I would be worry in this car. But I am leasing so, not as painful since I will return this car in 2 years.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I've driven may types of vehicles (lexus, MB, acura, audi etc.) and I am very impressed with my '11 overland(late build date) to date. No rattles or creaks to speak of and I'm very anal when it comes to this stuff. We'll see how it is when it has some real miles on it, but very impressed with the fit and finish thus far. No compairson to my wk and wj. This tranny hasn't been perfect in any of the jeeps, but I think it has had very few mechanical problems over the years. The shifting was much worse in my 06 wk limited.
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That is only thing I would be worry in this car. But I am leasing so, not as painful since I will return this car in 2 years.
Not leasing. I intent to drive this thing into the ground. (If it will let me)
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:31 PM
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Is that 19.4 L/100km? If so then if my calculations are correct the MPG is 12.1...
Yes, I still think that's impressive from a 5.7 liter 5k lbs truck. Much better than my friends 2009 Tahoe lt2

I will admit, didn't bother to notice the KM. Lol was super excited, now I'm just satisfied.
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I'll get the V6 in March for business (3 year lease) but won't keep it. Alternatively I was looking into the 2012 Passat TDi (43 mpg) or 796 miles on the tank, the Passat I would have kept privately after the lease expires. I use the vehicle mainly for the commute and then for customer visits. To me the difference in gas payments does not justify the SUV however this is a totally personal thing, if I really needed 4x4 it would be a completely different story...Turbo-Diesel and direct-shift gearbox (DSG) rules or how about the new 3.5l FORD "EcoBoost" twin-turbocharged and direct-injected V6 (365 hp and 420 lb-ft) engine...
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Yes, I still think that's impressive from a 5.7 liter 5k lbs truck. Much better than my friends 2009 Tahoe lt2

I will admit, didn't bother to notice the KM. Lol was super excited, now I'm just satisfied.

I got 13/14mpg all day long with my 07 Tahoe LTZ 4x4 in the city and sometimes better during the summer months. Hwy varied from 17 to 20mpg. My jeep has been nice thus far as I'm close to 17mpg with 100% city driving. The hemi is more impressive at higher speeds when it comes to mpg.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Well granted I drive as most in Kuwait do in bumper to bumper stop n go traffic about 75% of the time. My best friend in her 09 Tahoe lt2 is averaging about 15.5(estimated number) guess the conversion means she's hitting about roughly 10.5 mpg? I'm bad with these mental conversions)
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:58 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I traded my '10 Ram TRX4 with a Hemi for my '11 WK2 limited 3.6. Loved the truck with the Hemi...but I never hauled anything in it except my fishing gear...no longer could I justify getting 14-18 mpg and the higher insurance just for the ego. The 3.6 does an admirable job especially considering I live in the mountains of WV. If I could change anything about my WK2, it would be going to 3.73 gears instead of the current 3.06 which are too high in my opinion.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I've been driving my 3.6 for a few days now, and for me, it has more power than I need. I can accelerate with more than enough power, I passed cars with ease. My tranny seems smooth and I don't really feel the shifts.
My motor is smooth, quite and powerful. I guess to each their own... but I have zero complaints about my motor or transmission.
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