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Old 11-30-2011, 03:15 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I will offer this point of view, If you can afford either engine then you should not be asking this question.

When you test drive a vehicle you either know if it is for you or not; you either love it or hate.

The fact that there are engine choices takes care of people that have different expectations from there SUV.

The V6 versus V8 debate is not as big of a deal as 25 years ago when the choice of engines in a cherokee was a 2.5 4cyl or a 2.8 V6.

I own a V6 and it is just fine I would be frustrated driving on this island in mostly flowing traffice at speeds of 30 mph or less knowing I was piloting a V8 and couldn't find the space to let it go.

The V6 has enough power to take me up winding hills at a decent speed in 3rd gear because I tap the stick to give me an upshift so I don't have the engine winding unnecesarily.

Beside the obvious weight of these Inflated station wagon that we are driving AWD systems the the one thing stealing the feeling of acceleration is the gearing in the tranny which seem pretty high to me.

My previous car 2004 V6 touareg had better acceleration because of the very low 1st gear and still pretty low 2nd gear, it was still slow compared to other SUVs but it could get moving when needed. The pentastar had more power but you have to know what RPM it kicks in.


I remeber our old '93 5.2 V8 JGC limited that engine was designed for low end torque that car went up hill at rpm's just above idle and would snap your neck back at the stop light if you got in. I don't even get that feeling for the new 5.7 Hemis that are available today so I know for a fact that the gearing is taking away from the feeling of power.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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I will offer this point of view, If you can afford either engine then you should not be asking this question...
I don't understand this statement. I can easily afford either engine and I still had to decide which one I preferred. I chose the V-6.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:26 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

My regret is that I took a test drive in the V8. I had decided on the V6, explained to the sales person I wanted an Overland 6, in the color combo I eventually ordered, he didn't have any but would make me a great deal on the V8 overland he had on the lot with some I didn't want. I test drove the V6 several times and convinced myself it was good.

I was in an 3.6 H6 Outback, and the JGC didn't have the same responsiveness nor gas mileage but it had enough power to get out of its own way. I did drive the V8 and there it was... the torque I craved, stepping on the pedal and the behemoth moved, immediately. I returned to the lot, told the salesperson to right his best deal, went home and agonized. I called back and said no deal, I did not want the added options and V8.

But when I ordered from my leasing company 2 weeks later, I relapsed, my name is Corp Cog and I'm a torque addict, I ordered the V8 and after having it for 9 days and having rolled about 1000 miles on it, I couldn't be happier with my decision, I know in my heart of hearts I would have regretted making the economical choice when I wanted that torque fix. I can baby it 95% of the time, I checked the evic and it says 18.x MPG and when I want the power its there waiting for me.

YMMV, mine does!
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My regret is that I took a test drive in the V8. I had decided on the V6, explained to the sales person I wanted an Overland 6, in the color combo I eventually ordered, he didn't have any but would make me a great deal on the V8 overland he had on the lot with some I didn't want. I test drove the V6 several times and convinced myself it was good.

I was in an 3.6 H6 Outback, and the JGC didn't have the same responsiveness nor gas mileage but it had enough power to get out of its own way. I did drive the V8 and there it was... the torque I craved, stepping on the pedal and the behemoth moved, immediately. I returned to the lot, told the salesperson to right his best deal, went home and agonized. I called back and said no deal, I did not want the added options and V8.

But when I ordered from my leasing company 2 weeks later, I relapsed, my name is Corp Cog and I'm a torque addict, I ordered the V8 and after having it for 9 days and having rolled about 1000 miles on it, I couldn't be happier with my decision, I know in my heart of hearts I would have regretted making the economical choice when I wanted that torque fix. I can baby it 95% of the time, I checked the evic and it says 18.x MPG and when I want the power its there waiting for me.

YMMV, mine does!
Sounds like me. I love torque.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

ok just flip a coin, really boils down to power or refinement which is more important? if you have little kids i wouldnt want the nicer interior as kids have a way of destroying things. perhaps if you could post some pics of them we could be of more help. But i doubt it. good luck

heres a thought, find another dealer with a v8 overland or do some searching on the net get it shipped to your dealer ploblem solved, have your cake and eat it too. now youre next post should be telling us where you found the jeep of your desires and when you are taking delivery. now get crackin!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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My regret is that I took a test drive in the V8. I had decided on the V6, explained to the sales person I wanted an Overland 6, in the color combo I eventually ordered, he didn't have any but would make me a great deal on the V8 overland he had on the lot with some I didn't want. I test drove the V6 several times and convinced myself it was good.

I was in an 3.6 H6 Outback, and the JGC didn't have the same responsiveness nor gas mileage but it had enough power to get out of its own way. I did drive the V8 and there it was... the torque I craved, stepping on the pedal and the behemoth moved, immediately. I returned to the lot, told the salesperson to right his best deal, went home and agonized. I called back and said no deal, I did not want the added options and V8.

But when I ordered from my leasing company 2 weeks later, I relapsed, my name is Corp Cog and I'm a torque addict, I ordered the V8 and after having it for 9 days and having rolled about 1000 miles on it, I couldn't be happier with my decision, I know in my heart of hearts I would have regretted making the economical choice when I wanted that torque fix. I can baby it 95% of the time, I checked the evic and it says 18.x MPG and when I want the power its there waiting for me.

YMMV, mine does!
Is that 18.x city, or combined? I just had my 2012 ordered last month, and I was wondering how people are doing in the city with mpg.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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ok just flip a coin, really boils down to power or refinement which is more important? if you have little kids i wouldnt want the nicer interior as kids have a way of destroying things. perhaps if you could post some pics of them we could be of more help. But i doubt it. good luck

heres a thought, find another dealer with a v8 overland or do some searching on the net get it shipped to your dealer ploblem solved, have your cake and eat it too. now youre next post should be telling us where you found the jeep of your desires and when you are taking delivery. now get crackin!
Not if you beat their asses. My mom had nice cars with nice interiors and I didn't destroy her shit.

I don't have kids but if I did, I definately would let them justify how nice of a ride I would purchase.

The ONLY factor would be safety and room/space.
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Is that 18.x city, or combined? I just had my 2012 ordered last month, and I was wondering how people are doing in the city with mpg.
That was combined mileage, I reset the calculation and found I get around 15 MPG city, ( it fluctuates higher and lowers by tenths) that's up hills, idling, remote start, occasionally stomping it, real world stuff. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised and could not be happier with the performance of the 8. I have no regrets, I even am enjoying finding the cheapest gas around with travel link, I paid $2.99 the other day!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

The HEMI is just amazing. Lots of smooth, effortless power. No regrets.
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Is that 18.x city, or combined? I just had my 2012 ordered last month, and I was wondering how people are doing in the city with mpg.
My gas mileage went from 19.9mpg on the freeway down to 7.4mpg in the city. I guess it didn't help that I was gunning the throttle a bit. I normally get around 13.5 - 14mpg. Combined it's around 16.9.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I am getting a solid 14 around town..16- 17 mixed and 20 on the highway.
I have stated it before, the V8 offers smoothness and refinement I did not find in the V6.
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