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

I have the hemi and prefer the v6, I travel for a living but got a deal a hemi limited 2wd now wish I had held out for a limited or overland w/ the 3.6 and 4wd.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I have driven a HEMI since 2003. I wanted an 4WD family vehicle that also gets a little better MPGs. That being said I opted for the 3.6 in my new WK2. Just took it on a road trip for Thanksgiving from NC to FL and back. It passed other vehicles on the highway just fine and has a enough get up off the line that I feel I made the right choice with the V6. The 500+ miles of range before having to refuel is nice too. Found myself having to stop for bathroom breaks before gas breaks, never had that before.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Well, I'm torn...i am very close to purchasing something and plan to by tomorrow given the current incentives. I found a leftover '11 limited w/hemi, but for $2500 more can go with a 2012 Overland with v6 (different dealer). I'm leaning towards the overland as it's a year newer and they are giving me a great deal on it and my trade-in. Being that I go in spurts travelling for work, I think the v6 will be nice and I only plan to tow a handful a times a year. I'm so mixed on which way to go and these threads do not help.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Well, I'm torn...i am very close to purchasing something and plan to by tomorrow given the current incentives. I found a leftover '11 limited w/hemi, but for $2500 more can go with a 2012 Overland with v6 (different dealer). I'm leaning towards the overland as it's a year newer and they are giving me a great deal on it and my trade-in. Being that I go in spurts travelling for work, I think the v6 will be nice and I only plan to tow a handful a times a year. I'm so mixed on which way to go and these threads do not help.
Your best bet is to test drive both and see which one you like better.
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Well, I'm torn...i am very close to purchasing something and plan to by tomorrow given the current incentives. I found a leftover '11 limited w/hemi, but for $2500 more can go with a 2012 Overland with v6 (different dealer). I'm leaning towards the overland as it's a year newer and they are giving me a great deal on it and my trade-in. Being that I go in spurts travelling for work, I think the v6 will be nice and I only plan to tow a handful a times a year. I'm so mixed on which way to go and these threads do not help.
The 2011s have more known reliability issues. Including a shudder problem with the Hemi. I like Brilliant Black much better than Charcoal personally. Be sure to test drive to see which engine you like best though if you haven't already.
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Have my vehicle for two weeks, Got the 6. Plenty of power for me. Even travelling up long steep hills it has more than enough. As far as the Hemi. Great engine. Had it in my '05 "C", and my of WK. While the mileage was great in the "C" the WK wasn't so great.

Also remember, that the maintenance on the Hemi is more. It takes 16 spark plugs that should be changed every 30,000 miles vs. the 6 which should go to about 96,000 miles, even though I wouldn't wait that long.
Looks like we have the same ride down to the options. Picked mine up two weeks ago and love it so far. It's my company car and I put about 30K a year on my cars. I'd prefer the V8 but the V6 fits my needs fine. I've got a GT Mustang for my speed fixes.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Test drove a 3.6 today.....weak. I thought I was going to over heat the engine trying to jump in traffic.
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Lol.

Me in a non turbo charged 6 cylinder...? Never again.

Love my WK though. I'll be keeping it in the family and the mods helped out a lot.
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Well, I'm torn...i am very close to purchasing something and plan to by tomorrow given the current incentives. I found a leftover '11 limited w/hemi, but for $2500 more can go with a 2012 Overland with v6 (different dealer). I'm leaning towards the overland as it's a year newer and they are giving me a great deal on it and my trade-in. Being that I go in spurts travelling for work, I think the v6 will be nice and I only plan to tow a handful a times a year. I'm so mixed on which way to go and these threads do not help.

thats what happens when you over think something do you want tire smoking power or luxury and more refinement personally id go with the overland as it offers a little more exclusivity as well. But what the hell do i know i have an srt8,i will say when i get in my 98 xj cherokee with the 4.0 im like wtf wheres the power. happy purchaseing, and thanks for buying american.
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450hp??? Why not 550? Where did you get such power from 330hp max engine?
the letters FI at the end of the hp rating stand for forced induction either super or turbo charged thats how
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thats what happens when you over think something do you want tire smoking power or luxury and more refinement personally id go with the overland as it offers a little more exclusivity as well. But what the hell do i know i have an srt8,i will say when i get in my 98 xj cherokee with the 4.0 im like wtf wheres the power. happy purchaseing, and thanks for buying american.
yes, i have been overthinking this way too much...wife thinks I'm nuts.

The only thing the blk overland has over the '11 limited is the 730N, leather dash, and QL. The '11 limited has LuxII, HEMI, and TowPkg. Both have 20" wheels.
I can get the limited for $35900 or...
'12 overland for $38900.

I also tend to favor the Dk. Charcoal Pearl(2011) on Black over the Blk on saddle(2012).
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