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Old 03-01-2012, 06:37 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I've got a chevy truck with an eight and an old ford truck with a 460 and a work truck with the hemi so I get enough V8 driving. Got the V6 because of the highway mileage and suprisingly good power. Been getting around 24 mpg average which should get better with a few thousand more miles and summer mix of gas.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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I've got a chevy truck with an eight and an old ford truck with a 460 and a work truck with the hemi so I get enough V8 driving. Got the V6 because of the highway mileage and suprisingly good power. Been getting around 24 mpg average which should get better with a few thousand more miles and summer mix of gas.
Funny, my 2012 Town and Country which has a curb weight that is about 500 lbs less than the Grand Cherokee, has the same pentastar V6 and gets an average of 19-20 mpg.

You must be only doing highway miles...
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Correct, about 85% highway. I am sure it will be worse when I get around to doing more mixed driving. One thing that helps the V6 get great highway mileage is probably what hurts it around town, the high gear ratio (3.06 I think). My truck has a 4.10 ratio and I can get around 17 mpg mixed but only 18 to 19 when doing all highway driving. The 3.06 ratio to me is just not enough to push around such a heavy vehicle.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Just drove 100 miles with a fresh reset. 90% freeway, but there was stop and go (under 15 MPH) for at least 10-15 minutes. Kept it about 70 MPH most of the drive, averaged 19.5 (got up to about 19.7 on the freeway). The little bar thingy was over 20 most of the time on the freeway, I would guess it was around 22ish.

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

JGCOS all the toys,,, 3.6

nice power most of the time. I am satisfied with it.

However if I had the chance to do it again I would opt out of the radio with the navi, even opt out of leather and if I wanted it I would get it aftermarket like one of the mebers did here and it looks amazing and they say it is better than the OEM leather from Jeep. I would do away with as many sensors as possible and stay away from the QL.

My new Build would be pretty basic and I would mod out from there only difference being since I am saving significant cash going for a limited or Lower... I would get the HEMI. The extra gas would be no biggie seeing the thousands I saved on MSRP.

And hell it would be a HEMI!!!!!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I plan on buying a GC Limited in a few months. I too an indecisive about the V6 or the V8. My consolation is that I have a Magnum RT with the Hemi, and I love the power and speed, but I hate the mileage. Not that money is an issue for me or anything. Another thing is that I live in NYC, literally in Manhattan and traffic is horrible, so I have a V8 but I can't really enjoy it the way I want to. I also want to sorta slow down because my wife and I will start having children soon. I don't need to race people anymore. I will probably go with the V6.
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I plan on buying a GC Limited in a few months. I too an indecisive about the V6 or the V8. My consolation is that I have a Magnum RT with the Hemi, and I love the power and speed, but I hate the mileage. Not that money is an issue for me or anything. Another thing is that I live in NYC, literally in Manhattan and traffic is horrible, so I have a V8 but I can't really enjoy it the way I want to. I also want to sorta slow down because my wife and I will start having children soon. I don't need to race people anymore. I will probably go with the V6.
No kidding, If I were you I'd go Prius all the way :-) How is parking in Manhattan?
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No kidding, If I were you I'd go Prius all the way :-) How is parking in Manhattan?
Parking is horrible. I used to live in Queens before I got married, where there was ample parking. I had my spot, everybody had a spot,and if not, there was always parking on the street. But when I got married, and moved to manhattan, I have never seen my car (Magnum RT) deteriorate so quickly. People will just back into and drive into your car so they can fit. I try to only park my car on the corners. Some people paid for a spot in the local garages, others with high end vehicles purchased bumper guards (I plan on buying a bumper grille for both sides).
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Parking is horrible. I used to live in Queens before I got married, where there was ample parking. I had my spot, everybody had a spot,and if not, there was always parking on the street. But when I got married, and moved to manhattan, I have never seen my car (Magnum RT) deteriorate so quickly. People will just back into and drive into your car so they can fit. I try to only park my car on the corners. Some people paid for a spot in the local garages, others with high end vehicles purchased bumper guards (I plan on buying a bumper grille for both sides).
In that case I'd go with a V0, no car but taxi :-)
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I have a 525hp mustang that needs 93 and gets 11mpg in the city and about 17 on the highway, minimun of an hour on the highway. I'm used to the mileage and love the power. For me the only choice was the Hemi. I'm getting the 13mpg around town as advertised so I'm happy. Now to just get rid of that pesky ECO, or have the ability turn it off at the drivers discretion; I'd just use it for long highway drives. Around town I feel it does nothing.
ECO mode, off - on - auto, we need a switch for that. I didn't get the Hemi for the mpg.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I think there is a setting in the EVIC to turn the ECO light off.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

You can turn the ECO light off by shifting into the just below OverDrive. You have to do this everytime after you start the vehicle to get the ECO off.
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