New to the community - looking at purchasing a 2014 SRT8 - any advice?
I just joined your forum today and have been researching the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT8 and pretty sure this is going to be my next new ride! I currently have a fully loaded 2008 VW Touareg V8 (air suspension, locking differential, comfort/sport suspension, active cruise control, etc). The VW has been great to me but I'm ready for an upgrade...plus I despise taking it to the local VW dealer her in Burlington, VT...nothing but an attempt to upsell you EVERY time on something I don't need!
In any case, I'm curious to hear from current/past SRT8 owners! What type of shock am I in for when it comes to maintenance? I'm assuming the brake jobs have to run in the $2000-$3000 range? What about the new "Launch Control" and warranty issues? I doubt I'm going to use it very often, except to scare my friends! But I love the idea of the Hemi engine and HK sound system (currently have a 500w JL audio amp and 10" 10W7 JL sub in a custom enclosure).
Now that they've moved the center pipes to allow for a full tow package, I'm thinking this Jeep should be plenty of power to tow my 2011 Supreme V226 wakesurf boat (which is around 5500lbs loaded up with fuel and gear).
What should buyers of the new 2014 SRT8 be aware of?
Thanks for any/all responses!