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Old 09-09-2012, 10:55 AM
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Re: Advise on First JEEP WK

I like my v8. I don't offroad and just drive regularly, but I like the little bit more power it has. My gas mileage, according to the computer, is about 13 in city and 17 on the highway. I do have taller tires on it, so the computer isn't reading the miles i've gone and stuff accurately. But I'm going back to stock, so hopefully it will be more accurate. The v8's power is good for me and it can get up and go if u want it to.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:03 PM
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i was kinda in the same boat as you a few days ago, I looked around at many different jeeps.. i finally settled on a v6 myself. I wanted the 4.7.. but the 3.7 is basically the same engine, minus two cylinders. Aside from that i was able to pick up a V6 with less than 20k miles on it , looks, feels, and drives as if it was new. I paid more than i should have, which is fine because it's in such great shape, and has extremely low miles.

Also, im not sure why people keep saying the car is underpowered.. It's in an SUV that weighs 4200 pounds. It's got 235Lb/tq. while it's not a muscle car or anything.. but it does WAY more than a daily driver needs. I got mine because it looks nice, and im about to have a kid. If you don't need / want to go off road ( which you still can in the 3.7 just fine ) but for mainly highway / city driving, the v6 does moreeee than enough. when i read forums, and did this stuff i was expecting to get into a 1.4L pinto when i wen't to test drive. and it was actually quite the opposite.

Any time a truck or car comes in trims with a higher engine, people will always always always say the higher trim engines are better, to most it just makes sense. but, that's not always the case. whoever said

"BOTTOM LINE, if you are going to be going faster than 60 on the highway, with anyone more than yourself, or towing... 5.7L Hemi"

Really makes no sense. the jeep has more than enough TQ to haul the jeep with 5 full adults over 60 on the freeway with no issues whatsoever. that's like saying, hey here is this school bus, but.. i wouldn't put any people in it, not unless you get the super nitro bus that has 23425354 horsepower. It's not a ford fiesta bud, the truck has plenty of power to do what it needs to do.
I said that, and it makes perfect sense.

As you said, you just got the darn thing and i've had my 3.7L WK for 4 years.

You'll begin to understand why i've stated my above comment. You realistically get the same mpg in all of these vehicles with the same simple bolt on modifications. I get 26 mpg at 60 while alone, which is nice, but any faster than that (Ex. in San Antonio, TX they just approved a highway for 85mph) mpg drops as the V6 has to work a whole lot harder to pull the jeep than the 5.7 Hemi. You can do the math as you add more people, the vehicle gets heavier.

Having those "extra 2 cylinders" makes a BIG difference.

If you're going to put put around town, V6 is perfectly fine, i love mine. But my statement makes perfect sense.
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I said that, and it makes perfect sense.

As you said, you just got the darn thing and i've had my 3.7L WK for 4 years.

You'll begin to understand why i've stated my above comment. You realistically get the same mpg in all of these vehicles with the same simple bolt on modifications. I get 26 mpg at 60 while alone, which is nice, but any faster than that (Ex. in San Antonio, TX they just approved a highway for 85mph) mpg drops as the V6 has to work a whole lot harder to pull the jeep than the 5.7 Hemi. You can do the math as you add more people, the vehicle gets heavier.

Having those "extra 2 cylinders" makes a BIG difference.

If you're going to put put around town, V6 is perfectly fine, i love mine. But my statement makes perfect sense.
I more or less read it as being in a 5 horsepower go cart when your measuring people to make sure you have the power to pull 'em. Sure it will get worse gas mileage but I just did a 130 mile trip with three people and was getting 24mpd with nothing done. Granted yes I just got it but I've had other v6 heavy SUV's. Even worrying about having a certain amount of people in your suv makes zero sense to me, so let's say that itakes zero sense to me rather than a general statement of it makes zero sense. But I'll give you that it's new to me so things could change and so could my perseption. But as of now I'm getting decent mileage and I don't think I'll ever question worrying about my gas mileage with multiple peoplein the car. I wasn't trying to come off as rude, and for my sake let's hope I "don't see for myself" as so far I'm more than happy with my 3.7
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And what part of SA ? I haven't seen those speeds yet ! ( I live here too )
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:42 PM
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All good, that's what we're here for, debate! Haha

Idk certain highways between like DFW and there.
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And what part of SA ? I haven't seen those speeds yet ! ( I live here too )
We even heard about this 85MPH toll road in Canada!

http://www.wheels.ca/news/insider-re...-limit-record/
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thats awesome.. If i had to drive 85 anywhere on a freeway, i might begin to worry then haha, I finally filled up the WK, and headed down the road going 75 for a good solid hour. Never made it above 20MPG. and, now that i have had to step on it a few times, the wk makes a lot of noise.. but it's raw power is a bit to be had.. With that said, O5WK, you are indeed correct, i jumped the gun, sorry about that. unfortunately, i'll be stuck with mine for a looooooong while.

-Edit- Fill it up, as in 4 passengers ( five total with me ) and two dogs in the back.
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All good bud, but that is the perfect example of what I was talking about.

Another example, different car, our '97 lincoln town car gets 25 highway with over 180K on the thing, and with the 4.6L V8(same as mustang GT). A V8 just simply doesnt have to work as hard to pull something as a V6 would. AND that thing is a BOAT! Also gets 19 city.... I dont get it lol
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Re: Advise on First JEEP WK

Thank you all for the great comments.... When all set and done I bought a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 3.7L. Black Exterior, Slate Grey cloth interior with 146k miles...

yea thats right 146k.... I've looked at several under a 100k and to be honest this was by far in the best shape both mechanically and body.. (wish i could post pics).. Runs like a dream on highway (very surprised at how quiet it is)... Also its shifts silky smooth...

For my V8 and HEMI fans out there; i agree that it doesnt have the biggest balls in the room but it should do the job just fine... I don't off road.. Live in NYC... just need to be able to make it though some rough snow....

Paid a bit more than i should have for it $6,500 but given the condition I thought it was justifiable...


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Here are some more! super excited my first JEEP!!!
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