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Question Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

Well. I've owned a 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland since October 2010 and I'm at the point where it's time for a house as we are about to start a family. With the addition of rising gas prices...I think selling the vehicle and getting something cheaper and more fuel efficient is the way I have to go. I'm very sad to even be thinking about this as I love my Overland. I've had no real issues with it.

The question is...what vehicle do I downsize to that has a lot of the features (heated/cooled seats, heated wheel, 4WD or AWD, etc) that my Overland has? I've looked at the Explorer, Edge, Terrain, Murano and all come up short in some way. Do I consider a Patriot lol...I have no idea. Help would be appreciated...what's the best compromise?
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

Just keep it. It doesn't sound like you're going to buy a Prius or something and start getting 40 mpg. You've had the car for 6 months and now you're going to sell it to save $20 / week in gas? Kick your Starbucks habit or something.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:42 AM
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

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Well. I've owned a 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland since October 2011 and I'm at the point where it's time for a house as we are about to start a family. With the addition of rising gas prices...I think selling the vehicle and getting something cheaper and more fuel efficient is the way I have to go. I'm very sad to even be thinking about this as I love my Overland. I've had no real issues with it.

The question is...what vehicle do I downsize to that has a lot of the features (heated/cooled seats, heated wheel, 4WD or AWD, etc) that my Overland has? I've looked at the Explorer, Edge, Terrain, Murano and all come up short in some way. Do I consider a Patriot lol...I have no idea. Help would be appreciated...what's the best compromise?
Why didn't you get a V6?
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:02 AM
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

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Well. I've owned a 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland since October 2011 and I'm at the point where it's time for a house as we are about to start a family. With the addition of rising gas prices...I think selling the vehicle and getting something cheaper and more fuel efficient is the way I have to go. I'm very sad to even be thinking about this as I love my Overland. I've had no real issues with it.

The question is...what vehicle do I downsize to that has a lot of the features (heated/cooled seats, heated wheel, 4WD or AWD, etc) that my Overland has? I've looked at the Explorer, Edge, Terrain, Murano and all come up short in some way. Do I consider a Patriot lol...I have no idea. Help would be appreciated...what's the best compromise?
You are going to struggle to get all the features of the overland. A good compromise might be a highlander they are very popular down under. Not sure of the specs in the US though...
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

Keep it. Unless you need cold hard cash in your hands, you'll lose more if you sell it than what you will gain at the petrol pump.
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Just keep it. It doesn't sound like you're going to buy a Prius or something and start getting 40 mpg. You've had the car for 6 months and now you're going to sell it to save $20 / week in gas? Kick your Starbucks habit or something.

Sorry...I had a typo...I've had the Jeep since October 2010...not that it makes much of a difference. Only vehicle that comes close in terms of features is the Ford Explorer, but I lose off-road capability big time by going that way. There's even a youtube video circulating showing the Explorer getting stuck in sand at a car show...brutal...
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

It's a common mistake to do what you're considering unless you're leasing and it's about to expire. The loss from selling a 2011 vehicle and replacing it with a 2012 or 2013 model will far exceed whatever you save at the gas pump unless you drive many tens of thousands of miles a year.

Drive prudently and put two extra pounds of air in your tires.
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

Why would anyone give up their Grand to go to an Explorer? Keep the Grand. Like others said, you would take a bath.
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You don't say how far you drive, so calculate how much you would save if you got something that used less gas. Even at $4/gal. You would have to drive pretty far to save any real money. Also you could get a cheaper vehicle and lower your payment, but an Explorer or other SUV isn't going to save much if anything - especially if you buy a 2013 vs used. If you really need to save money you could look at another class of vehicle which could be cheaper and much better in gas.
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

Keep it. The money you would spend for an alternative is worth a lot of gasoline. The WK2 is a lot of vehicle for the money already.
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

Like others have said this doesn't make much sense. So your concerned about fuel costs, but then you talk about getting right back into other fuel thirsty SUV's?!?!?! You also mentioned possibly purchasing a house so consider your credit as you would be closing one loan and opening anothe which could bump you down a few points.
Basically, what you taking about doing would ONLY make sense if you were selling the Overland and buying some cheaper more economical car with cash.
I went with the V6 in my recently purchased Overland and I'm thrilled that I did. Get to use 87 octane and I'm currently averaging 21.3mpg.
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It's a common mistake to do what you're considering unless you're leasing and it's about to expire. The loss from selling a 2011 vehicle and replacing it with a 2012 or 2013 model will far exceed whatever you save at the gas pump unless you drive many tens of thousands of miles a year.

Drive prudently and put two extra pounds of air in your tires.
I agree. Do the math. You will need to drive a huge amount to make a difference now. Selling yours and buying another will loose thousands. No way you will make that up at the pump. Want to make a difference, do it in November with your vote for drilling, fracking, pipelines, lower taxes, etc.
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