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Old 09-06-2013, 07:15 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Well I'm with the most of you, I wished I bought the Hemi....but...does it make sense to drive a V8 in traffic all the time? I bought the V6, added a cold air intake, magnaflow catback and now finally the Diablo trinity programmer chip. I also agree my complaint always was the 5 speed, never liked it much. I used to have a 2008 Dodge Nitro RT with the 5 speed and that thing really moved, the gearing was much different than the Grand Cherokee's. That is why I'm disappointed with the 5 speed in the V6 Grand Cherokee. Hopefully the Diablo Trinity helps since I can finally change the shift points :-)
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Something to consider here is the fact that: 2014 V6 0-60 = 2011 - 2013 V8 0-60 . Unless you tow I think you will be happy with V6.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:43 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I averaged 24.5 mpg using E10 this past weekend on my round trip to central PA. Most of that was at 77 mph. I had not bothered to remove my roof racks.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:40 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I have the V6 Laredo X! Sometimes I wish I had the Hemi, but the V6 has enough power, and the sound at WOT is amazing! Like other people say, the tranny is not the best, but its livable. Either way, I love my Jeep! Another thing to think about is gas, because it is a 90L plus tank, and with gas prices this high, its a pain when you see the money you shell out!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Very happy with the v6 in my altitude, I don't miss the hemi at all I had in my old 2014 Summit.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:39 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

This is the first six cylinder I've ever had in a GC. All my previous ones were V8's. I have no complaints on the 3.6L V6... it has all the power I need.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Totally regret not having a Hemi, the GC is too heavy for the V6, that engine would be fine in a sedan but not in such a heavy SUV.
Turbo Diesel with same displacement is fine with lots of torque.

To me the V8 is still no option due to company not supporting that fuel consumption, therefore I'll keep suffering from a slow pickup from low rpm, fun is something else altogether...
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I drive with the ECO on all the time with my V8 so it's probably feeling like a V6.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

With all the Transmission/Hard Shifting problems they are having with the Pentastar V6 and the fact that they still can't fix them after multiple TSBs means you couldn't pay me to buy a V6.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

had a 2011 v6 for 3 years. Even driving in sport mode everywhere still felt too sluggish for me.
NOw have a 2014 hemi and am floored but the torque and performance differences. Would not buy a v6 again.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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had a 2011 v6 for 3 years. Even driving in sport mode everywhere still felt too sluggish for me.
NOw have a 2014 hemi and am floored but the torque and performance differences. Would not buy a v6 again.
Jealous!
Next vehicle I'll put a lot more attention on the drivetrain, the Grand Cherokee mainly won me over due to the nice design, since then whenever I see an Acura MDX and checking quality details I feel so stupid, thinking of only keeping the Jeep for 2 years instead of 4 and probably not going back to a Fiat/Chrysler/Jeep, considering something smaller more nimble like a BMW X3.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I got a 2014 v6 the other day. It's not my main car so I am didn't need any more power, but this is my first car in a really long time I was able to fill with regular unleaded. Felt good at the pump.
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