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Re: 2011 GC Too Typical?

Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt that the under pinning's of the new GC will be a lot better, as well as MPG, and have a refined dash etc.

The current GC handling is poor, I drove a Lerado in the states, and scared stiff the whole time, the ride gave no sense of security, it rolled in corners, and rocked when it went over humps.

But I still loved the looks, I have a 3.0 CRD Overland, and believe me, the UK specs Jeeps had their suspension up rated and well as mileage trim etc, better than the Jeep I had in the states, but still a poor ride, and poor mileage.

But the design of the new Jeep, well, I think Jeep\Fiat missed a trick, they tried to do a X5, 4 Runner thing and got it wrong.
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13 or so is not great mileage, my yukon weighs more, makes more power, and gets the same mpgs. Not that I really worry about it, but come on, a 5-6 year old design on its last legs. Thats the one thing I hate about jeep people is they always talk that back in the day crap. Like every new model is heresy and they should stick to building CJs or something.
LOL I am Jeep. I have had models from 1947 - Current. The Grand Wagoneer and 1998 5.9 Limited are my 2 favorite models.
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X2 - It is just a whole new level of GC !!!

I really can't wait to see up close and take it on a test drive !!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:12 AM
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Re: 2011 GC Too Typical?

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Tired of peoples love for the 5.9, By the time the '98 models came out the GC was sooo dated. Yeah it was quick but it was also horribly unreliable and a fuel hog with an appetite for premium. They just slapped it together to keep people interested before the release of the '99.
You sound like a typical consumer reports sackrider, lol...Put down the magazine and slowly back away...btw - you ever own one? Ever gone offroad in it (lifted of course; offroad is not fire roads)? If not, it's all hearsay.

I'd still prefer my 5.9 to my WK anyday, even if it's "dated" to some. That's part of the allure is you don't see 10 a day on the freeway....and if you know what you're doing, there is nothing 'unreliable' of fancy about them, yet it works...The mileage wasn't *that* much worse than the WK with 5.7 and I'm sure better than SRT8 (but not gonna compare it to that, since it's not a 4x4)...

These Jeeps are not 'fast' anyway (besides the modified SRT8's) and if you think they are then you've obviously not driven much, lol. However, it is practical, looks good and does well offroad.
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Pauly, you still haven't fixed the chrome mirrors... color match them too!

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and throw some D's on dat bitch!
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Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt that the under pinning's of the new GC will be a lot better, as well as MPG, and have a refined dash etc.

The current GC handling is poor, I drove a Lerado in the states, and scared stiff the whole time, the ride gave no sense of security, it rolled in corners, and rocked when it went over humps.

But I still loved the looks, I have a 3.0 CRD Overland, and believe me, the UK specs Jeeps had their suspension up rated and well as mileage trim etc, better than the Jeep I had in the states, but still a poor ride, and poor mileage.

But the design of the new Jeep, well, I think Jeep\Fiat missed a trick, they tried to do a X5, 4 Runner thing and got it wrong.

the suspension is the same bro.....from laredo to overland......
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why does everyone compare it to a X5 or 4runner ???

Has no resemblence to it what so ever !!!
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Re: 2011 GC Too Typical?

the new 4-runner is flippin' HIDEOUS! Now, if somebody held a gun to my head and said choose one, this Jeep would certainly win
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Pauly, you still haven't fixed the chrome mirrors... color match them too!

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I'll try. But "yousmellfunnytoo" has amazing photoshopping skills. So lets page him.

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the new 4-runner is flippin' HIDEOUS! Now, if somebody held a gun to my head and said choose one, this Jeep would certainly win
X2, It looks like a box...
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I can't wait to hit the switches on the WK2 .. and .. I'm still reserving judgement until I see on in person for the first time.

This thread needs some music:
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