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hello from SOUTHERN Minnesota

Here in the tropics of SE Minnesota. Ha, we are seeing our first snow flurries today Dec 3.

Anyway, I am new to this forum and saw the note to do a test post. I am been a member (with different screen name) on Edmunds, allpar, karesh and other sites for many years but just discovered this one. I currently own a stock 2007 JGC Laredo bought new 2 years ago with the 4.7L and X package (the wife wanted heated seats like our other vehicles, I did not want the sunroof but that is the only way they come now). I need at least one 4WD vehicle leaving in the rural area of even SE MN, and do own a 3000 lb boat/trailer combo so wasn't going to test the limit of the V6 towing, hence the 4.7. So far a very reliable vehicle after 24k miles, no problems other than the window up TSB, I did buy the 70k basic ext warranty for now and will see if I want maxcare upgrade in the nextyear. I will be pouring maintence money in soon around 30k with ft/rear diff lube changes & other stuff coming on. My father now deceased was a Chrysler retiree so needless to say we have had a lot of those vehicles including minivans etc; painful to read about the bankruptcy and recent problems.

BTW, I still partially own a 2001 JGC Laredo loaded with leather etc but has the 4.0L and Selectrac, bought it new, now has 105k mi. My son bought it out to finish college commuting. Interesting that Iron duke engine (engine and tranny highly recommended by a mechanic friend and so far good) will tow 5k lbs, new V6 not as good. I still tell the kid his leather seats feel like a nice lazyboy chair compared to the stiff leather in our 07.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:25 PM
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Awesome to have ya at the Garage! Wisconsin just put a 1 in the loss column for Duke...LOL. Us KY boys hate DUKE! LOL

Great to have ya and I hope you enjoy the site!
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:26 PM
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welcome to the JG ... I don't like Duke either go NC!!!
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Re: hello from SOUTHERN Minnesota

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Old 12-03-2009, 04:22 PM
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Welcome to JG! I'm up in the cities, but have many friends down in Rochester and Winona.
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Awesome to have ya at the Garage! Wisconsin just put a 1 in the loss column for Duke...LOL. Us KY boys hate DUKE! LOL

Great to have ya and I hope you enjoy the site!

sorry....dont know how I got Wisconsin from Minnesota???? LOL
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:40 PM
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