2015 SRT GC Owner
I always find a good forum that goes with my new ride so here I am.
I spent 12 months deciding what to buy next, was it going to be an SRT GC, SQ5 or another X5. I looked at all of the options availble the build quality of the afor mentioned 3 SUV's and I always came back to the SRT GC.
The one thing that put me off the SRT GC was the fuel economy, I cover around 1000km's a week so thats a hell of a fuel bill for me. But then my wife reminded me that life is short and I should buy what the heart wants. So I pulled the trigger and purchased a new White SRT with HK and Spider Monkey wheels.
I hadn't test driven one before, I even refused a test drive when handing over the $ for my new purchase. I chose my cars based on visible build quality, components used and then I modify to suit my driving style.
I picked it up yesterday and wow, I've owned and modified a lot of cars in my time, In fact I already had a mod list prep'd for the GC but I'm wondering if I need it. The exhaust sounds perfect, intake noise just fine and overall performance fine for now. It's new so I'm taking my time. The driving experience far exceeds anything I've ever driven before and I've always been a huge fan of ZF's transmissions...
The biggest shock though, fuel economy, it's amazing! Over the first 600km's (yes I've covered 600km's in 2 days) I'm getting 13.5L per 100km on a long run and around 15L per 100km when I start hitting traffic. Awesome!
The one thing I would like to change is the thermostat, I like my blocks to keep a constant temperature that doesn't fluctuate too much. It gets HOT here in Perth WA, obviously I can change the thermostat for a cool running one but modding the fan speeds to stop engine temps from varying too much will require ECU changes which may void the warranty. I'll come back to this.
Anyway, long intro, just wanted to say thanks for all of the info I've gathered from this site that helped with my decision to purchase the GC.