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

I have 2013 GC altitude edition with the v6. I got the jeep to replace my 2006 chrysler 300 srt8 that was under 5 ft. of water during hurricane sandy. yeah, I know I'm not driving the srt, but it has plenty of power, great gas mileage, and no more premium gas! no regrets, but I do miss the sound and power of the srt at times.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Sorry if it sounded like I was suggesting the V6 wasn't powerful. I think its an awesome engine, and if I drove more than 2k miles a year I would be a lot more interested in mpg than I was during my decision process. I guess I should try driving the V6 at some point.
No need to be sorry! I definitely understand your position. If my mileage was as low as yours, I'd consider the hemi too.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I drive about 8k miles a year and having a heck of a time deciding on the V8 or V6. I don't tow, but do love to have the power and accceleration. But I also don't like the extra stops at the pump. Anyone care to sway me either way?
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I think the consensus is that nobody can make that decision for anyone else, but if it were me and I drove that many miles a year (I actually only do 2-3K miles a year) then I would buy the V8... but I believe in burning my fair share of dinosaurs. I have absolutely no reason in the world to have a V8... but I likes it anyway.

PS - If you do 8K a year 80% city 20% hwy at $3.35/gallon, the formula looks like this...
$316.44 + ($2500/yrs of ownership) = V8 Cost over V6 Cost
(You will have to trust me on the numbers used to get there)
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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I drive about 8k miles a year and having a heck of a time deciding on the V8 or V6. I don't tow, but do love to have the power and accceleration. But I also don't like the extra stops at the pump. Anyone care to sway me either way?
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I've driven both the V6 and the V8, and the V6 with the new 8 sp tranny felt peppy enough for me. Sure the V8 felt a little more peppy, but to me the V8 is not worth the extra cost, less fuel mileage, and more maintenance costs. Sure gas prices have dropped recently, but it could go up again...I can remember paying close to $5.00 gal last year...not fun!

Like you I'll never tow anything, and my GC will most likely never see any serious off-roading.

If I wanted "peppy", I would have kept my STI!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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I've driven both the V6 and the V8, and the V6 with the new 8 sp tranny felt peppy enough for me. Sure the V8 felt a little more peppy, but to me the V8 is not worth the extra cost, less fuel mileage, and more maintenance costs. Sure gas prices have dropped recently, but it could go up again...I can remember paying close to $5.00 gal last year...not fun!

Like you I'll never tow anything, and my GC will most likely never see any serious off-roading.

If I wanted "peppy", I would have kept my STI!
It is truly amazing that for every person that backs the V6, there is someone that pushes for the V8.
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It is truly amazing that for every person that backs the V6, there is someone that pushes for the V8.
If you don't tow anything on a regular basis, to me the V8 is a waste of money. After all, this is a SUV...not a sports car.

Now with that said, if gas was cheap and the V6 was way underpowered, then I sure as hell would have got the V8...I'm just not a fan of engines that shut cylinders off to save gas, just another thing to go wrong.

But the V6 to me did NOT seem underpowered, and the ability for a 4x4 of this size & weight to possibly get 24 mpg on the highway with regular gas...priceless.

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

Yeah, if only it GOT 24mpg. I have noticed that with NY metro area gasoline, I can never get near the MPG that any car claims. Not with my Saabs, not with my Acura, and now not with my new 2014 WK2 Limited (V6). With the factory gas, I cruised home on the LIE and could hit 24mpg if I was really really light on the throttle and not applying any acceleration. Once I filled up entire with NY gasoline though, that same trip I'm getting about 18 in the exact same traffic conditions/speed.

Now, I didn't get this thing for its fantastic mileage, but I did expect I could get 24 under ideal conditions. Now even that looks out of reach. I'm saving a bit over the Acura by not putting in premium fuel (yay), but after only two days I'm having a bit of buyer's remorse. 12mpg around town and 16 average with a light foot so far is not what I had hoped for. I might as well have said eff it entirely and gotten the HEMI.

Apparently this will go down as NOT one of my more responsible family decisions. I already drive a 2002 Wrangler as my DD that I have been able to say "oh well" to on fuel because I love it so much.

I hope I don't end up regretting this purchase.

Talk me off the ledge?
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I have 4.7 , chose it over v6..... same gas milage as my buddy's v6 but has more power. Definitely do NOT regret the v8...wish I had the hemi though lol
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

So buyers remorse happens to just about everyone, if they admit it or not, there is always a time where you see the vehicle you were comparing and think you possibly would have liked it better...

Hows this for buyers remorse... I bought my JGC Overland Hemi on a friday evening, and when I returned on Monday for something I forgot and a service item I found, there was a '14 SRT sitting on the ramp in front. I literally went in and talked to the sales rep about what it would take to get me into that SRT trading in my 3 day old Overland. Obviously it was not a good idea fiscally, but if they had charged me sticker for the SRT and given me even a grand less than what I paid for the Overland, I would have driven out with it... no lie.
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I hope I don't end up regretting this purchase.

Talk me off the ledge?
I'll bet dollars to donuts that once the engine/drivetrain is fully broken in by the first oil change...and you start running Mobil 1 synthetic 5w20 in your engine, you will get better gas mileage.
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So buyers remorse happens to just about everyone, if they admit it or not, there is always a time where you see the vehicle you were comparing and think you possibly would have liked it better...

Hows this for buyers remorse... I bought my JGC Overland Hemi on a friday evening, and when I returned on Monday for something I forgot and a service item I found, there was a '14 SRT sitting on the ramp in front. I literally went in and talked to the sales rep about what it would take to get me into that SRT trading in my 3 day old Overland. Obviously it was not a good idea fiscally, but if they had charged me sticker for the SRT and given me even a grand less than what I paid for the Overland, I would have driven out with it... no lie.
From where I sit, in a Limited, that Overland Hemi is mighty sweet.

But I see your point... I just hate second guessing myself...

As for breaking it in, I wondered about that. Anyone know if the factory fill oil is "break in" type? I changed my Acura at 3500 and then read I probably should've waited for the maintenance minder to go off because the factory fill had some special additives and it was recommended to keep it in there a little longer than usual.

To thicken the plot, driving home from work today I decided just for the hell of it to clear TRIP B and see what kind of mileage I could get without using the "tank average." Hit ECO, drove 65 or under, and tried to have a light foot. After 23 miles, 90% hwy 10% city, 26.5mpg. So I guess it's not NY gas, it's just me and my wife and our different driving patterns. And probably breaking in the engine and transmission, and the transmission learning our driving patterns as well.

Sorry I freaked out.
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