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

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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.
Sounds like a V6 for you. You'll be happier at the pump too. I'm crying each time I see $95 on the pump for my V8.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:00 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Sounds like a V6 for you. You'll be happier at the pump too. I'm crying each time I see $95 on the pump for my V8.
Cost me $165au and now the dollar is the same or more than the US ouch.
$1.05us=$1.00au
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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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.
Does that turn the light off, or the system off?
I don't mind doing it when I start it; same as putting into sport all the time after starting.
What do you mean by shifting into the just below overdrive...at work so have to wait till I get home to try it.

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

From the Manual

Display Fuel Saver — If Equipped
The “ECO” message is located in the Compass/
Temperature display; this message can be turned on or
off. To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
showing that the setting has been selected.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Display Fuel Saver — If Equipped
The “ECO” message is located in the Compass/
Temperature display; this message can be turned on or
off. To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the setting,

showing that the setting has been selected.
Thanks, can you turn it of, not just the message..i really don't like it.
It causes some hesitation at highway speeds at times
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:33 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

The ECO light is not a mechanical process. It is simply an indicator that shows how you are using the accelerator. If you step down or are going uphill, the light goes off as your mpg drops, but if you are cruising at a constant speed or take your foot off the gas, your mpg goes up and the light comes on. You will see that the indicator pretty much coincides with the instant mpg readout. There is nothing to turn off except the indicator itself, which is done in the EVIC settings.
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Ahh i get it now, thanks.
I was under the understanding that on the highway or when the eco light was on the engine ran on half the cylinders as do some ford 150s to conserve fuel.
I thought that it stated that someplace in the manual about the half engine running on the highway to conserve fuel.
off it goes...
lol..
thanks again
By the way i love this truck, first jeep ever owned..
nicer them my 335xi in ride, looks, interior..fit and finish are on par with it
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Driving the 3.6 for a week now and it's not a pleasant experience, I mean not if you expect low end grunt, there's none....
I like the WK2 in general and will learn to accept it for what it is, a very heavy vehicle.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Ahh i get it now, thanks.
I was under the understanding that on the highway or when the eco light was on the engine ran on half the cylinders as do some ford 150s to conserve fuel.
I thought that it stated that someplace in the manual about the half engine running on the highway to conserve fuel.
off it goes...
lol..
2 separate things:

The V8 will shut off 4 cylinders to conserve fuel, which obviously is a mechanical function and you cannot turn that function off.

The ECO light is merely an indicator of how you are driving and can be turned off. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the cylinder shut off though - my V6 has the same light and cannot shut down cylinders. I think it is probably lit when you are in 4 cyl mode but it may be lit other times as well even though you are on 8 cyl.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Here's my 2 cents.
Its pretty much the same that's been said in the previous 17 pages of this thread.
Test drove the 6 and 8 back to back. Found the 6 lacking. Dont care that it will cost more to drive the Hemi. Life's a one-way conveyer belt, and its too damn short not to enjoy.
I've had the Overland for 15 days. Averaged 15mpg in mixed driving. This weekend we head down to Naples, FL, so I'll get a chance to see how the mpg's are on a long highway trip.

So far, zero regrets.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

The only negative for me with the V6 vs the V8 is the lack of a dual exhaust on my V6.

And no, I am not going to spend the $ to put a new rear bumper bezel and a dual exhaust on my V6.

I did drive many V6 and V8 GC's, and just was not impressed with the extra zoom and vroom of the V8. I am looking at Dodge Challenger's too (Hemi), and have some of the same concerns. Coming from a recently sold Mustang GT, Chrysler has a long ways to go in "sound engineering". Anybody who is familar with the sound of the Mustang GT or GM V8 like the Camaro or Corvette knows what I am talking about. If I get the Challenger, I will likely upgrade the exhaust to Borla.

And yes, I am happy with the 18.5 mpg so far in mixed city driving and 25-27 mpg I am getting on longer trips.

I will look at the 2013 and 2014 GC models for dual exhaust, LED tail-lights, the 8.5" media center (with better HDD and software) and 8-speed transmission. I would consider trading or may wait for the 2015 planned design re-freshening.
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