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Old 07-07-2011, 03:43 PM
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2011 vs 2012

Hi all,

We're getting very close to pulling the trigger on our new Jeep, looking at a V6 Laredo X 4x4 with GPS & sunroof.

Do you think its worthwhile to wait for a 2012 or go with a 2011? I hear the vehicle is going to have a 6 speed transmission for 2012, any idea what kind of economy boost that will bring?

Those that have ordered 2012s, any problems getting similar deals in relation to invoice as on the 2011s? Right now I can get the vehicle for $1,500 under invoice including all the factory incentives with zero effort...

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Re: 2011 vs 2012

the 6 speed is hemi 5.7 specific only
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:04 PM
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Re: 2011 vs 2012

Yeah I'm seeing that as I'm searching. Well...that removes that issue!
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Re: 2011 vs 2012

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the 6 speed is hemi 5.7 specific only
I know the reasoning for car manufacturers to add the extra hi gear so they can advertise higher gas mileage. I think some of this is counterproductive. I was browsing the Lexus GX board and there are several posting that their 6 speed down shifts on up grades when on cruise control. Now I am not talking mountainous roads, just normal driving. I think sometimes they should just leave what works alone.
Had a ford expedition with the big V8 and it downshifted on every grade of any size when on cruise. Just to make this whole picture funnier I live in Kansas so you can imagine the grades! Drove me crazy and I got rid of it Doesn't seem like rocket science to design a car for everyday driving pleasure. Just my 2 cents and maybe Jeep has got it figured out already. Sorry for venting.
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Re: 2011 vs 2012

SW03ES, Heminator started a really good thread that is breaking down the differences between the two years. I don't know if you saw it yet or not.
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