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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

Your call...

I've owned both. Had a green 2005 Commander and have had various Grand Cherokee models from the 1998 ZJ 5.9 through my current 2007 WK.

I liked the 3 rows of seats but never used them except once maybe. All of them have had equal options (e.g. hemi, etc). My one complaint about the Commander was the road handling. It's big and it drives like it is. Now, if you're into that sort of thing, then it's perfect. But handling-wise, I much prefer the WKs which was part of the reason I got rid of it... and went back to a Grand Cherokee. Also, the light colored interior was difficult to keep clean, with my dogs, but that wasn't a factor.
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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

The new durango handles really well for its size. Likely my next family hauler with 3 rows.
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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

I posted in the other forum on this same topic and the OP knows who I am, I have a 2006 XK Jeep Green Metallic on Saddle Brown with HEMI QDII, OME HD, BFGs, etc.. I love my XK, and unlike most of the other comments bashing the XK I wont bash the WK, I happen to like it, I wanted to be different and stand out with a lifted XK. As far as handling, Ive never had a problem with it, ever and I tend to drive aggressively due learning to drive in Brooklyn. As far as interior, I think it fits the ridged look of the XK but still gives the luxury we all desire. My only gripe about the XK, and this applies to WK as well is the lack of lift options and limited tire size without hacking up bumpers and fender flares, the WK can fit 33's without major modification. I honestly dont think you can go wrong with either Jeep, the Jeep green with Saddle Brown is what sold me on this XK, at the time I almost bought a 06 Overland WK lifted black on grey/black two tone but passed for my XK..
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:34 AM
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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

If I find that green/saddle combo, that will probably sell me right there. The other option I thought up, do the commanders and WKs share the same seats? If I found a set of saddle covers for sale, would they be a direct swap?
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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

Good luck finding the green/brown combo, as I said before I know of one other green/brown combo out of all these forums.. You can find the covers for both the WK and XK, I belive Katskinz has the saddle brown but cost about 1k
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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

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I posted in the other forum on this same topic and the OP knows who I am, I have a 2006 XK Jeep Green Metallic on Saddle Brown with HEMI QDII, OME HD, BFGs, etc.. I love my XK, and unlike most of the other comments bashing the XK I wont bash the WK, I happen to like it, I wanted to be different and stand out with a lifted XK. As far as handling, Ive never had a problem with it, ever and I tend to drive aggressively due learning to drive in Brooklyn. As far as interior, I think it fits the ridged look of the XK but still gives the luxury we all desire. My only gripe about the XK, and this applies to WK as well is the lack of lift options and limited tire size without hacking up bumpers and fender flares, the WK can fit 33's without major modification. I honestly dont think you can go wrong with either Jeep, the Jeep green with Saddle Brown is what sold me on this XK, at the time I almost bought a 06 Overland WK lifted black on grey/black two tone but passed for my XK..
I don't know why people are bashing on the XK so much but I happen to love the look of a lifted XK. In fact, I probably prefer it to a lifted GC. If I could get the diesel in a Commander in the US, I would probably get that over a WK. But I do love my Grand Cherokee still.
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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

If my comment came off as "bashing the XK", i'd like to apologize.. that was not my intent.

I was simply stating IMO, that although the XK is rugged looking, I just prefer the look of the WKs a bit more and the fact that they are less big in size. I feel like, as noted earlier, you may feel the extra size of the XK when driving as compared to the WK... not to say one or the other is better... just stating the WK the OP has currently seems more desirable than the XK listed, IMO.

hell, if you save up $1K.. just do the saddle brown leather in the WK and youre good!
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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

Giving an opinion is perfectly fine, no apology needed from anyone. But to say anything thats not true about the XK doesnt help anyone, like the poor handling, it has the same chasis as the WK and Ive never had a problem with it. Now if youre comparing to a car, no Jeep as good handling. There are a lot of things considered when test driving a used Jeep of all kids, where it came from, how it was used, miles used, options, etc.. so when someone says the one they drove was poor, its not an accurate description on all XKs just the one driven. I could care less if people hate the XK or love it but some of the advice/opinions werent useful.. As I said I dont think there is a thing wrong with his current WK, I prefer my XK over everything else due to color and appearance.. Here's a pic..

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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

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Never mind I tried it's my opinion you obviously have yours which I haven't said anything about, but you want to tell me how to have mine. Once again the Op asked for opinions mine is one, and yours is not greater it's another opinion. Stop trying to teach-preach , and have your opinion.
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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

Right, take it easy gettin all worked up for there! I wasnt even referring to your opinion but the ones who have no purpose. you said you think they are ugly, thats fine.. I was referring to those who said they handle poorly when they dont at all. Honestly though what Jeep, besides SRT8, handles "good" hahaha!!
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Re: Sell the WK for a Commander?

I owned one in the same color as the one posted. Bought it brand new. I never said they handled poorly. I only stated I preferred the wk handling. No need for anyone to jump to conclusions but hopefully the OP will test drive with these things in mind before purchasing. I did really like my Commander. It was a great rig; I just wanted to downsize a little. I have another reason that I got rid of it, which has to do with a high speed chase from a returning vet from Iraq who happened to be my new neighbor. It was somewhat unsettling. But ended up being A case of mistaken Jeep driver identity. After I got that sorted, I ended up wanting something more anonymous. I did appreciate the hemi in that and it did handle ok. You should have seen the round a bout maneuvers this guy was doing. I did feel my wk would have been better in that situation.
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