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Old 02-06-2012, 01:44 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

What puzzles me is why people care so much about what others do to their own vehicles. Or what they do with their own stuff and lives for that matter. No offense guys, but it grinds my gears. If someone wants a V6 and wants to invest in getting a dual exhaust look, so be it. Posers or not, it's their choice and I don't think any of us have the right to make judgment on other people's choices. If it in any way effected me then I'd get pissed, but I don't see how this should effect anyone. I have been subscribed and following this thread for a while and it's slowly turning into a "my engine choice is better than yours". I am a Hemi owner and I love it to death. I am willing to put the money on the gas mileage (granted, gas is dead cheap here).

I don't mean to be rude Snipe (you're not the only one, this whole thread has comments like that here and there) but what if you got SRT8 wheels for your Hemi? Would that make you a poser? I think not.

Why is it okay for HEMI owners to try and mimic SRT8s but it's not okay for V6 owners to go for the dual exhaust look? It's something that is subjective to taste and doesn't effect anyone but the owner of the vehicle. I've seen hemi owners try to get srt8 bumpers, fenders, flares, wheels etc... mind you, the performance stats between the v6 and hemi are a lot closer than the performance stats of the hemi and the srt8.

Just had to vent that out.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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What puzzles me is why people care so much about what others do to their own vehicles. Or what they do with their own stuff and lives for that matter. No offense guys, but it grinds my gears. If someone wants a V6 and wants to invest in getting a dual exhaust look, so be it. Posers or not, it's their choice and I don't think any of us have the right to make judgment on other people's choices. If it in any way effected me then I'd get pissed, but I don't see how this should effect anyone. I have been subscribed and following this thread for a while and it's slowly turning into a "my engine choice is better than yours". I am a Hemi owner and I love it to death. I am willing to put the money on the gas mileage (granted, gas is dead cheap here).

I don't mean to be rude Snipe (you're not the only one, this whole thread has comments like that here and there) but what if you got SRT8 wheels for your Hemi? Would that make you a poser? I think not.

Why is it okay for HEMI owners to try and mimic SRT8s but it's not okay for V6 owners to go for the dual exhaust look? It's something that is subjective to taste and doesn't effect anyone but the owner of the vehicle. I've seen hemi owners try to get srt8 bumpers, fenders, flares, wheels etc... mind you, the performance stats between the v6 and hemi are a lot closer than the performance stats of the hemi and the srt8.

Just had to vent that out.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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What do the guys who regularly drive in REAL mountains think?
I'm at 1700 miles in my 3.6, and it's going to be my mountain ride. I've done 3 Denver to Summit County ski trips in it over the last month, and I like it. Ski traffic can be pretty brutal, with a lot of Type A people pushing hard on snowy curvy steep grades. With a little bit of finesse on my part I can ease it up without a downshift, or I can make it kick down one or two without rowing it myself. When the RPMs are in the upper range I feel like there's enough there to do whatever I might want to do, short of blasting by someone, and I don't need to push it that hard very often. My last mountain cars were Euro turbos. True, I don't feel as 'in command of the situation' as I did with that boost always available, but overall Im liking the engagement and responsiveness of the 3.6 in the Rockies just fine. With the V6 option available I wouldn't be happy burning 15-40% more fuel even though I can afford it. No regrets.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I have the 3.6L and I don't have any regrets. Pulls my sled fine. Almost to 1200 miles (1175) on 3 tanks of gas. I will hit 1200 before I refill. A tank is around $80 with mixed city/hwy driving.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Hi there.

Well, I haven't ordered my Jeep-yet....
I "wanted" the V8, but I'm agonizing over the mileage....
I feel that if I get the V6, I'll have that little voice saying "you coulda had a V8".

Then again, with gas prices (Toronto) @ $1.25/L, they'll only go up....
300+ miles per tank vs 500+ miles per tank is a big difference.

I've asked about 4 dealers, and they've all really been selling V6 Limiteds and Overlands. I don't know if that's really due to allocation, or customer preference...

I plan on renting a V6 Laredo from a local Budget, in-order to get a feel for the V6 and it's mileage.
I need an extended test drive before I make up miy mind.


The investment of $100.00 or so for the rental will be well worth it if it helps me to decide.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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I am disappointed with my V6 because I see very poor gas mileage. I mostly drive in downtown Washington DC and average 9-12 mpg. I have never gotten above 20mpg and I try to keep it in ECO as much as possible. Any suggestions from those who are getting good mileage? I have a '12 Overland. Thanks!
I mostly drive in NYC and get 12 MPG with V6 (4x4). As you mentioned in your other post - you drive a lot in a heavy traffic, and this is what kills your mileage.

On the highway I get up to 24 MPG on long trips. Cruise control helps.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:41 PM
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Hi there.

Well, I haven't ordered my Jeep-yet....
I "wanted" the V8, but I'm agonizing over the mileage....
I feel that if I get the V6, I'll have that little voice saying "you coulda had a V8".

Then again, with gas prices (Toronto) @ $1.25/L, they'll only go up....
300+ miles per tank vs 500+ miles per tank is a big difference.

I've asked about 4 dealers, and they've all really been selling V6 Limiteds and Overlands. I don't know if that's really due to allocation, or customer preference...

I plan on renting a V6 Laredo from a local Budget, in-order to get a feel for the V6 and it's mileage.
I need an extended test drive before I make up miy mind.


The investment of $100.00 or so for the rental will be well worth it if it helps me to decide.
Get the V6. You won't have regrets. More than enough power. It pulls really good.... and you'll love the gas milage!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Got the hemi 5.7L v8 and it rocks! If u want a v6 go get the mdx so u can at least try o catch me in the next red light!
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:18 PM
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^^^ I won't be using my 5000LB SUV to be catching you. It's not a race car. I got a two seater of Italian origin that I use when I wanna blow by people!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Ah, the old "fast car is in the garage" response...I'm not sure which I've seen more, that one or the "16 spark plugs is too much."
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Ah, the old "fast car is in the garage" response...I'm not sure which I've seen more, that one or the "16 spark plugs is too much."
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