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Old 11-24-2011, 09:44 AM
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:55 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I ordered the V6 as well. After driving a Hummer H2 for over 8 years, I had enough of paying big $$$ for gas. I rented a V6 for a week to make sure I would be happy with it before I bought. It was smooth and quite, more than enough power to pass cars on the highway, more than enough power off the line, more than enough power going up hills, more than enough power to tow a twin snowmobile trailer with two sleds on it.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:59 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I drove both the V6 and the HEMI several times before making the decision. The new 6 speed HEMI is a no brainer. So VERY, VERY smooth. Effortless driving. You can still get good gas milage with the ECO system. The gas savings is really very marginal in my opinion. Go for the HEMI, you won't regret it!!!!
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:03 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

No regrets with the V6, nor with the tranny either for that matter.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Old 11-24-2011, 11:04 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

This question depends on so many personal factors including ego. I’m a point A to point B type of driver, and for me the old 3.7 is fully adequate (hey you guys in the back STOP SNICKERING!). I drive a lot of dirt roads and in snow in Quebec, and I have full confidence in the 3.7 to get me there and back in any weather. So, Saint, you’re asking for advice but I’m not going to tell you the V6 is better, or the V8 is better, I would just say this: think about your needs (and wants) and ”know thyself”! Don’t buy one or the other based on other peoples’ needs and wants.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Have the 6 in my Limited and agree it's a very fine engine with decent power. I don't like the transmission at low-moderate speeds, especially on hills and twisties, and have taken to shifting myself around town with the manumatic. Being in 4th at 30 mph and 5th before 40 mph might be OK if the transmission downshifted readily but it doesn't. I have to depress the accelerator 2/3 of the way at which point it dives down 2 gears, then quickly upshifts. Since I loaded up the Limited and have a pretty posh ride I find the transmission detracts from an otherwise excellent experience. I'll be one of the first in line for the diesel, assuming it doesn't have the 5 speed when it comes to the US next model year. I'm tempted to trade up for the Hemi now but the cost of fuel won't compare to the cost of a divorce.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Curious if anyone with a v-6 wished they opted for the v-8 or vice versa?

I am on the fence myself as I want the V-6 for the fuel efficiency, but love the extra hp and torque of a v-8
I have the v6 and I wished I had the v8. The gas milage of the v6 is not as good as I thought it would be.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Curious if anyone with a v-6 wished they opted for the v-8 or vice versa?

I am on the fence myself as I want the V-6 for the fuel efficiency, but love the extra hp and torque of a v-8

Only regrets is NO diesel! V6 is great and enough for my needs, I prefer not to pay lot for gas and V6 is very good on this. In fact it was better than my former G37 coupe, much lighter and smaller car. But again, I wish to see twin turbo diesel on Grand Cherokee, that would be my next car.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Went with the V6 and have been pretty pleased. I commute about 30 miles (round trip) every day on the freeway. Only time I kinda wish I had the HEMI is when I pull a big utility trailer around. It'd be nice to have a bit more power when doing that. Otherwise, going up hills/etc. it does pretty well, but I'm sure the HEMI would be even better. For the limited amount of time I pull a trailer, I'm glad I went with the V6.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I am also undecided I am waiting to see what the deal is with the diesel model for MY13 For my driving needs the 6cyl should be fine if they pair it up with 8speed trans. Would like to see myself get the diesel, not really towing with it but that diesel should be bery torquey
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:00 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I got the V6 and am mostly satisfied with it. I've driven all through the Smokey mountains, and up through the Appalachians. It always seemed to have enough when I needed. I would be interested in the turbo diesel option, but then you have the bladder and I would need to see the numbers first. A hybrid option might be good, but I think we need a better platform still. Does Chrysler have any R&D going for a Hydrogen or any other alternatives?
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