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

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You mean this one?
That was my first cell phone back in the day. I think it was around 1992?
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Not really any regrets, I guess I just expected more. It still only has about 1200 miles on it, hopefully it wakes up a bit more as it breaks in.

I have owned and driven 94 5.2 ltd, 98 5.2 ltd, 98 5.9 ltd, 05 5.7 ltd, and now a 13 trailhawk 5.7 ltd.

My past Jeeps impressed me much more with the power. I should say this though, I daily drive a 600hp diesel pickup, and that may have spoiled me as far as power output goes.

The engine just seems a bit lazy to respond is the best way I can describe it.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Not really any regrets, I guess I just expected more. It still only has about 1200 miles on it, hopefully it wakes up a bit more as it breaks in.

I have owned and driven 94 5.2 ltd, 98 5.2 ltd, 98 5.9 ltd, 05 5.7 ltd, and now a 13 trailhawk 5.7 ltd.

My past Jeeps impressed me much more with the power. I should say this though, I daily drive a 600hp diesel pickup, and that may have spoiled me as far as power output goes.

The engine just seems a bit lazy to respond is the best way I can describe it.
In the same boat, I sure miss my cummins... Can't beat the luxury of the jeep though.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Regrets, yes 5.7l hemi in the city is averaging 12.3 mpg
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

But it is quite fun
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Regrets, yes 5.7l hemi in the city is averaging 12.3 mpg
Sounds like you should regret going for the lead socks...
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Sounds like you should regret going for the lead socks...
If he is in Boston, that's about right. I lived there for two years and the driving is similar to what I deal with outside of NYC. I get around 14.5 with the V6. To put it in perspective, my 328i gets 17.5 and my Nissan Sentra got 18.8. I figured I would be around 10 with the hemi.
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If he is in Boston, that's about right. I lived there for two years and the driving is similar to what I deal with outside of NYC. I get around 14.5 with the V6. To put it in perspective, my 328i gets 17.5 and my Nissan Sentra got 18.8. I figured I would be around 10 with the hemi.
I was just being a wise a$$... I only get about 13 myself... but thats cause I am only ever in sports mode... when I go on the highway rarely, I put it in eco mode and get 22... bit of a difference.

This point has been made WAY too many times, but none of us bought the Hemi for its mpg.
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I hear you. That is why I was very tented to just go for the Hemi. The V8 rumble is very enticing. I would suspect that if most hemi drivers tried the V6 with the new 8spd, they wouldn't be so down on it though. It really is surprising on how much that helped. It really moves quite well when you get on it. Its still not as quick, but it is respectable. They just need to add a supercharged or turbo version to replace that boat anchor. :-)
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I just had a 2013 v6 Laredo & I traded it today for a 2012 Overland Summit V8. I had a 2011 V8 & loved the power & once you have it you will not be satisfied with the V6, I wasn't. The gas mileage really isn't that much different if you keep your foot out of it but whats the fun in that all the time!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

2014 overland v8 No regrets. I'm very impressed with performance and MPG for such a heavy suv. I live in SF and if I don't get on the gas at every light my MPG is ok but i don't care about gas mileage too much hell my other suv got about the same mpg in the city and worse on the highway best i ever seen on the highway was 17 in my 2008 pathfinder 4x4. This jeep merges me into traffic with confidence before I know it I'm doing 70 without even pushing her hard and it does it all smoothly. I've put it to the floor a couple of times and i was pleasantly surprised so was my friend when it through him back in his seat. Is it a race car no is it the srt8 not even close but for what I need performance wise and utility wise out of a suv it's one of the best around IMO. Only other suv that I think is a true cross shopper is the range rover sport.
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