Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?
I think too much is being made of the promised smoothness of the 8-speed. Sure, newer technology and improved fuel efficiency are worth waiting for, up to a point. I agree that the 5-speeder gets a bit clunky at low revs particularly if you suddenly change your driving style. However, if smoothness is an issue for you, might I suggest something other than a 4x4... like a Prius perhaps?
Ordered 9 Nov 2011 - Delivered 3:30pm Friday 13 April 2012
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3L CRD, Black Forest Green Pearl, Quadra-lift, Off-road Adventure II, Front Recovery Hook, Mopar Tow Bar, Mopar Rock Rails, 150A Projecta Battery Isolator, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, Bridgestone D697 265/60R18 LT, Kimberley Kamper Special Edition
MudMap M7 off/on road sat nav, Chief front recovery hooks "chrome", Chief 3mm bash plate