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LOL>>>>>you coulkd have dreamed that while staring at her bosums!
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:57 PM
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Re: Are you planning to buy a 2011 GC? What other models are you considering, if any

Still shopping around as per my first post...

The SUV market is definitely downsizing and like it or not---fuel efficiency is important to new buyers and a lot of new crossovers are appearing (Toyota, Honda etc)....I think Chrysler should bring back the Pacifica---I owned a 2005 and it was a great car and I got a lot of compliments on its' looks as well....the Dodge Journey is pretty stripped down and doesn't appeal to those looking for an upscale product....

or perhaps drop the Patriot and Compass and make a 'Cherokee'--compact version of the GC with an 'Overland' model to compete with other upscale compacts like the BMWX3 and GLK350 Mercedes....

...looked at newer smaller SUV's that have just come on the market (i.e., Mercedes GLK 350 and the VW Tiguan) but the cargo space is pretty small (54.7 cuft and 56.1 cu ft respectively) compared to the 2011 Jeep= 68.3cuft

I hated my Jeep Patriot because of its small cargo area (among other things) and it had 62.7cu ft of space so I know I won't like the smaller SUVs....

I would like something a little more fuel efficient than my current Hemi.....If I do buy the 2011 Jeep Overland, it will be the new V6 and not the Hemi version....

I have essentially narrowed my search down to 3 vehicles--one of which I will buy this Spring or Summer.....

1. 2011 Jeep Overland V6 gas, 5 sp, 20" wheels--expected gas mileage in Canadian gallons--22city/31 or 32hwy--based on it being about the same as the current Honda Pilot

2. 2010 or 2011 Mercedes ML 350, 3.0L V6 Diesel, 7sp, 19" wheels--gas mileage (Canadian gal)=25city/35 hwy

3. New Model 2011 (available in later 2010), VW Touareg, V6 3.0L, diesel, 18" wheels (20" option), gas mileage (Canadian gal)= 24city/35 hwy

Others I looked at and don't like the appearance of (either exterior or interior)---Honda Pilot/CRV, Toyota Highlander/4runner, Audi Q5/Q7, Ford Edge/Escape, GM Equinox/Terrain....and well, I just don't even look at Nissan, Hyundai, Kia....and no local BMW or Lexus or Acura dealer for service so no deal there....

...others such as the new Cadillac wagon/crossovers (SRX?) and new Lincoln MKX crossover are not bad looking but not really interested in buying those for other reasons.....
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My dad has an 09 MKX. Not really impressed. I like my moms 09 murano a lot better.
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Re: Are you planning to buy a 2011 GC? What other models are you considering, if any

I looked at the new Cadillac SRX, but I don't think I could live with that underpowered motor.
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The only thing I like about the MKX is the adaptive headlights, projector fogs and air conditioned seats.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:27 AM
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Re: Are you planning to buy a 2011 GC? What other models are you considering, if any

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If you want a Stang, maybe you should wait till the 2011 comes out. 5.0 is back at 400HP.
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I love the style. But that car is tricky cause IMO it doesn't look good in all colors like jeeps.
Black sure looks nice!
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Re: Are you planning to buy a 2011 GC? What other models are you considering, if any

I guess I might buy one when the time comes.... it'd definitely be an Overland with the Hemi and the off-road package.

I'm pretty sure my next vehicle is either going to be a Cummins Ram or an E55 AMG.
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She had a better ass. Nice looking blonde.
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I think it will take me a wile before i really get into liking this WK, might have to see one in person in black on black.
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We have a 1994 GC Limited, which has been garaged and maintained like a Swiss watch, has 153k miles and no accidents or dings. It is more like a favorite horse than a vehicle; given a choice between me and the Jeep, my wife might go either way.

Thing is, our other car is a restored 1974 Benz. It's in essentially new condition following a massive restoration in the mid-1990s, but try to get parts if perchance there is a problem while we're driving out to the likes of rural Kansas to visit my wife's relatives. And getting certain parts right away for a 1994 GC isn't any walk in the park, either. So we really need something newer for these long-haul trips.

I've been pushing for a new Buick Enclave, but my wife considers this to be a dismal substitute for our 1994 iron horse. So, we have our eyes out and tongues drooling for the 2011 GC. But I have no idea whether at over 6'3" and a preference for sitting fairly erect while driving whether I will fit into this rig. Too, Fiat doesn't exactly inspire confidence, especially with a CEO who seems to treat the North American market as though it were a suburb of Milan. Finally, until their roadblock with Daimler Benz is resolved, the 2011 GC is vaporware, and after that it remains to be seen whether QA will be reasonable.

But if all the "ifs" are overcome, the 2011 GC looks custom made for us. So we're hanging in there with our elder vehicles and hoping for the best.
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