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Was that overland summit brand new for 2012??
No it was a one owner in really great condition.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

2014 V6 - No regrets. Coming from an 04 Grand Cherokee with a V8, don't even notice the difference. Of course that was a much less powerful V8, but when I turn eco mode off and put it in sport, the truck really hauls. I commute 70 miles to work each day and drive to the mountains every weekend to fish or ski. The V6 does the trick quite nicely! The only thing I miss is the growl of the V8
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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2014 V6 - No regrets. Coming from an 04 Grand Cherokee with a V8, don't even notice the difference. Of course that was a much less powerful V8, but when I turn eco mode off and put it in sport, the truck really hauls. I commute 70 miles to work each day and drive to the mountains every weekend to fish or ski. The V6 does the trick quite nicely! The only thing I miss is the growl of the V8
If it was an 04 4.7 I understand why you feel that way. I had one too. You were only looking at 230 hp then. The V8's now are 360 hp with almost 400 lbs of torque.
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If it was an 04 4.7 I understand why you feel that way. I had one too. You were only looking at 230 hp then. The V8's now are 360 hp with almost 400 lbs of torque.

Oh for sure, a huge change in power over the last 10 years. I test drove the 2014 V8 and just didn't see the need for it. The 70 hp difference isn't that noticeable in sport mode (per my opinion, I know most others disagree), and i'm not towing anything other than a drift boat for fly fishing. The V6 keeps me happy and will allow me to drive on long trips without having to fill up every 4 hours.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

More than a month ago, I said good-by to my '99 Suburban and purchased a 2014 V6 Limited. I could not get used to the lack of torque in the V6. I thought surely the 8 speed transmission would compensate for it.

About a week ago, I traded the V6 for a 5.7 limited. To me, HUGE difference. In my area, there is a "need" to pass on 2 lane roads often(people driving 45-50 mph on a road posted at 55 that should be at least 60) and the V6 didn't give me much confidence. I also like the feeling of effortlessly pulling out and smoothly accelerating to speed. I thought the V6 was fussy.

I applaud the folks who are happy with the V6: Cost and fuel savings.
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More than a month ago, I said good-by to my '99 Suburban and purchased a 2014 V6 Limited. I could not get used to the lack of torque in the V6. I thought surely the 8 speed transmission would compensate for it.

About a week ago, I traded the V6 for a 5.7 limited. To me, HUGE difference. In my area, there is a "need" to pass on 2 lane roads often(people driving 45-50 mph on a road posted at 55 that should be at least 60) and the V6 didn't give me much confidence. I also like the feeling of effortlessly pulling out and smoothly accelerating to speed. I thought the V6 was fussy.

I applaud the folks who are happy with the V6: Cost and fuel savings.
That's funny because the V6 will run circles around a 99 Suburban. That shows how much a placebo affect works. You had in your head that it has less torque because it is a V6. It probably makes more torque than the Suburban did as well. That thing is a snail.
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That's funny because the V6 will run circles around a 99 Suburban. That shows how much a placebo affect works. You had in your head that it has less torque because it is a V6. It probably makes more torque than the Suburban did as well. That thing is a snail.
Good point. I'm sure that the torque/ weight for the V6 Jeep is much higher than in the '99 Subdivision. Plus it's a flat line so you get the acceleration throughout the RPM band.

I myself came from an 07 Expedition with a V8, much more power that a '99 GM and my Jeep would run circles around it...
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That's funny because the V6 will run circles around a 99 Suburban. That shows how much a placebo affect works. You had in your head that it has less torque because it is a V6. It probably makes more torque than the Suburban did as well. That thing is a snail.
No placebo effect. I was going strictly by feel. The Suburban(of course much heavier) made 330 ft lb of torque.
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I found an old car and driver test on a 2000 suburban which had the more powerful 6 liter engine. 0-60 in 10.2 seconds. I don't know what seat of the pants feel you where talking about. The V6 jeep could give the '99 a big head start and then blow right by it. Glad you like your Hemi, but don't short change the V6 by saying it felt weaker than a land snail.
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I would also bet money that if you put both on a dump, the V6 would probably show more torque. The suburban would not post anywher near 330 at the wheels.
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Yesterday, I drove from Salt Lake City up I-80 past Park City. This is one of the longest stretches of steep winding grade on the entire US Interstate system. The V6 engine and 8-speed transmission in my JGC left me smiling. 80 mph most of the way. Slowed only for traffic (why do people drive slowly in the fast lane?), accelerating back to speed quickly. Nice throttle note. Then drove on to Kamas and up a narrow, winding two-lane canyon road to our cabin. I'm sure the V8 would be even more fun, but I averaged 22 mpg. I love my Jeep.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

You sir, are at he crossroads of a major life event. Just consider how you will answer the timeless and inevitable question, "Does it have a HEMI?" Responding, "Hell yeah it does!" is the milestone I'm referring to. Choose wisely.
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