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Re: V6 or Hemi??? Anybody driven both???

Go HEMI. I tested both. With 3 people in the V6, I almost had to get out and push to get on the highway.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:55 AM
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Re: V6 or Hemi??? Anybody driven both???

Do what you want with your money and let others do what they want with theirs. Are you calling me stupid? I'm not rich but yet i still bought the 11 overland. I only live once, am glad i bought the jeep and feel sorry for people like you who are scared to live. Either way, get a life and live it and dont concern yourself with how other people spend their money. You could write a check for it? snicker......Let me give you 2 tips, if you take them you will be better at whatever it is you do for a living,

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Re: V6 or Hemi??? Anybody driven both???

I have driven both but test driving the V6 was kind of pointless since I knew I was going to get the Hemi all along. Test driving the V6 just re-confirmed the fact that I for sure wanted the Hemi.
Yes the V6 is adequate for someone who isnt as much into performance or sees cars as more or less just a method of getting from point A to point B. I like to really enjoy my driving experience and even just the press of the start button with the Hemi has me sold. It seems like the V6 was screaming and whining when I got on it during my test drive and it took forever for it to get up through the RPM range. Kinda how I feel when I drive a sedan that has a 4 cyl (but not as bad).

So in a given year you would save approximately $500 bucks in gas if you had the V6 over the V8. Over the span of an entire year $500 is nothing and I will gladly pay that amount extra to have excellent power, awesome sound, and dual exhaust tips out back :-)

Hemi withouht a doubt!
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:39 AM
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Re: V6 or Hemi??? Anybody driven both???

Ive owned both a Hemi(2006) and now a V6(2011)...I have nothing bad to say about either engines...if you can afford the Hemi, then go for it...despite what they say about mpg, if you are like me, you will get on it any chance you can...this will drastically lower that number...but back then I didn't care about mpg...there is nothing like flooring it in a Hemi...for a Jeep it hauled a$$..I even had people asking me what engine work I did...haha..when I would tell them nothing they would look at me puzzled..but now I drive the V6 and to be honest I love it...it moves if it has to...but again...if you can afford it..you must get the Hemi...
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Re: V6 or Hemi??? Anybody driven both???

v8 or v6 is always a great discussion. But when Jeep built the grand cherokee they knew they were dealing with two markets. One- people who want performance because they tow, spend time at higher elevations, or just want the higher performance. Two- people who are a bit more conservative and don't tow/ spend time at lower elevations or just aren't willing to spend more money to get to the next stop light. So basically we're very lucky, we have two great choices! We can rationalize our decisions anyway we want. In my case I've only put about 200 miles on my v-6, but it cruises nicely at 75 mph (even lowers itself to be more aerodynamic-cool) and easily passes other cars.
I'm hoping over the life of the vehicle (I trade in 5 yrs at 95-100K) the savings in purchase/gas/maintenance etc. will be $ 5,000-$6000+. This will be great if I don't run into a situation where I'm going to miss the extra power of the v-8. So far I don't!
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Re: V6 or Hemi??? Anybody driven both???

After driving both, and going in with the intention of getting the V6, there is no doubt in my mind that the Hemi is the better choice for me. I love it in this vehicle. The V6 is very underpowered, to the poit of making driving the vehicle kinda boring. I understand the few grand I might lose to fuel over the newxt few years I own the GC but really, its worth it. The Hemi makes this Jeep. IMO saving the couple grand initial cost and the cost of fuel over the life of the vehicle VS having the ability to tow more if needed, having the extra power in the mountains and all the fun parts of having a V8 is a no brainer....I'm gettin a HEMI.

Again in my opinion, I believe that if fuel costs are an issue for you dont buy a 4500+ lb 4WD rig, V6 or V8.

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Re: V6 or Hemi??? Anybody driven both???

I've now put about 1200 miles on my overland v-6 4x4. Went to van nuys yesterday from San Joaquin Valley with 3- 200+ # people, up the grapevine, thru the mountains with ease. Cruising at 75+ mph with plenty of power in reserve for passing etc. Actually I believe it handles the mountains and hills better and has more power available than my expedition had. Averaged 20 mpg for the whole trip which includes some city driving on both ends. Also the 430 nav works great.
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Re: V6 or Hemi??? Anybody driven both???

I chose the Hemi, it's really just a matter of personal preference but for me the choice was very clear after driving both. One of the things that factored into my decision was that this may be my last true American V8, it seems to be a dying breed. I have owned many lower displacement engines with high power numbers on paper, but as far as having strong power throughout the entire RPM range it's tough to beat a V8.
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Re: V6 or Hemi??? Anybody driven both???

I have had a new Overland with the V-6 for almost a month now and am averaging 16.5 around town and 23.5 on my last road trip. Amazing engine... plenty of passing power in the Colorado high-country!
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