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Re: Got my new Jeep GC last week

You must be getting into the car wrong. Ya have to watch out for that hand brake lever. zahahhahhaha.
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You must be getting into the car wrong. Ya have to watch out for that hand brake lever. zahahhahhaha.
Tried it both ways. No difference, LOL.


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Re: Got my new Jeep GC last week

I did read about turning off the auto dim mirror...I just like to know if one of those troopers is behind me.

It is taking some adjusting to the way it drives, but I am getting used to it. I miss the 328 a little, but so far this has been fun. I need to find a place near Boston I can take it to and try out the off-roading capabilities.

I will take some pictures this weekend and post them.
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Re: Got my new Jeep GC last week

My current DD is a 335i convertible w/ a ECU tune. I really don't want to give it up but I need to fit the family including two dogs. My wife has had the SUV over the years and she has stated to me "no more". The Jeep is a good compromise. It will fit everything I need but yet it is not large (or a Minivan).

This is not to compare the virtues of a BMW 3 series vs. a JGC. Both are good in what they are designed for. If needed, a better comparison would be the X3 vs. JGC.

I am looking forward to taking delivery on Thursday.





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Re: Got my new Jeep GC last week

Congratulations and enjoy! Much luck with it!
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My current DD is a 335i convertible w/ a ECU tune. I really don't want to give it up but I need to fit the family including two dogs. My wife has had the SUV over the years and she has stated to me "no more". The Jeep is a good compromise. It will fit everything I need but yet it is not large (or a Minivan).

This is not to compare the virtues of a BMW 3 series vs. a JGC. Both are good in what they are designed for. If needed, a better comparison would be the X3 vs. JGC.

I am looking forward to taking delivery on Thursday.





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Old 06-28-2011, 11:05 PM
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Re: Got my new Jeep GC last week

To elaborate on above ... I'm coming from several "cars" of various sizes - from VW GTI (small) to Audi A6 (big) to occasional crown vic for work.

The jeep handles very well for its size and weight. no real complaints there. The hardest thing i've gotten used to is the size in parking lots, or tight places. Backup cam and sensors work very well, and are a savior. I just wish it had front sensors!
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Re: Got my new Jeep GC last week

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Comparing an X3 to a Jeep Grand Cherokee is insulting the Jeep.
Perhaps but like it or not a they are in the same class. The Jeep certainly has the advantage in off-road capability and towing. However, I suspect most owners will not take their JGC off-road. Therefore on-road performance including fuel economy becomes a higher priority. Just looking at the performance such as acceleration, handling and braking the X3 would have the advantage. Other areas such as styling are very subjective and would be up to the potential buyer.

Full disclosure, do I like BMW's. Yes but no all of their models. I can appreciate how they can build a heavy vehicle (such as an X5) but yet it can perform like a sedan. Their vehicles are often targeted by other mass production manufacturers for offering the total package. This would include the 3 series, M line, X5 and in the past the 5 series.

I have purchased a JGC Overland which I will be driving home tomorrow. It offered the best value proposition which BMW couldn't match. The JGC is a very nice vehicle and hopefully my ownership will reinforce this opinion. While I have sold my existing 335i vert I plan on ordering a M3 coupe with the NA V8 is still available.





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I love driving the BMW 3 series, it was hard to keep the little 325 out of the hands of my kids as the were growing up. They totaled two of them for me (Other driver error) without injury, thank god for BMW's attention to structural integrity.

I found them difficult to drive in nasty weather conditions, however, even when equipped with blizzaks, and something about icy roads and an expensive vehicle to repair that adds anx to driving. They were optimized for the street and good weather. The seem to have just enough foul weather capability to give you a good shot at getting home to the suburbs when surprised by nasty weather. The Mercedes was similar.

For me, the JGC is a better nasty weather vehicle than the BMW SUV offerings by far, the 2011 JGC may even be more competent in heavy show than the 2010 even without the front lockers. Off road, no competition.

In the past, instead of swapping winter/summer tires, I've been known to just swapped cars. With the 2011 JGC I don't think I'll be swapping. It certainly won't handle the curves with as much pleasure as the 3 series, but it is competent, maneuverable in tight parking spots, and there is no issue on nasty roads. It will be fun going out on un-plowed roads and trying to get stuck (or rescuing others, typically soccer moms X3 or X5s )

Oh, I like buying one jeep model or another for my spouse to drive, gives me piece of mind, as a nurse she has no choice to go out in nasty weather... come to think of it, I've taken her liberty out on several occasions to rescue my sister in-law's X5 and lexus after her boys tried to do some off roading in the mud.... or was that to find a private place to park...

You can draw class lines to include a wide variety of vehicles, but I don't think BMW (or Mercedes) have an offering in the competent nasty weather/trail riding class that also offers modern handling and convenience....
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Re: Got my new Jeep GC last week

To go into further details regarding the difference between my BMW and the GC I just picked up; they are very different and both are great for what they were built to do. I am a huge BMW guy (the 328xi was my second) and I am already looking for the next one. On the lookout for an M3 to use as a weekend car. The GC will be the daily driver and will be great for the winter. I was not too crazy about the X5, and after looking at a ton of SUV's, I decided on the GC as i thought it was the best out there. After driving it for a week, it definitely is a great SUV.
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Isn't the X5 much closer to the GC in size. One big difference I saw with the GC and other SUVs is that the hump between the two back seats is very small on the GC making it very comfortable for three people. I honestly think the GC has one of the best back seats out there.


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