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Old 02-16-2010, 05:51 PM
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Re: Are you planning to buy a 2011 GC? What other models are you considering, if any

It's my gut feeling Jeep are limiting the V6 towing rating to the likelyhood of it not having an engine and transmission oil cooler. Sure you can put a class 3 hitch on it, but they are able to void your warranty if proven it's towed over its capacity. (Not to mention the insurance issues).

More profit is made from the higher specced vehicles, so it makes some sense thsat if you're serious about towing they'll try and steer you toward a more powerful, higher rated vehicle, and make a bit more from you
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Re: Are you planning to buy a 2011 GC? What other models are you considering, if any

If u want a similar Mercedes blue tec with all the same options as a Jeep GC overland you are looking at 60 or 65 grand. if u want a stripped down one maybe its comparable in price, but definitely not with same options.
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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 u want a similar Mercedes blue tec with all the same options as a Jeep GC overland you are looking at 60 or 65 grand. if u want a stripped down one maybe its comparable in price, but definitely not with same options.
The option pricing on Mercedes and BMW models is very pricey. The ML models do not even come with standard leather - to add it's another $1,800 or so! I'm not one to spend a bunch of extra cash just to have a fancy nameplate in the garage! But I won't rule any competing vehicle out until I've done a comparison of features and pricing first, plus of course taking test drives after I've narrowed it down.
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Re: Are you planning to buy a 2011 GC? What other models are you considering, if any

As others have indicated, I will wait until the 2012 model year comes out. I have owned a 93, 99 and 05, all first model years and they definitely had bugs. Looks like I'm a slow learner, but this time I will wait and see.
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Re: Are you planning to buy a 2011 GC? What other models are you considering, if any

I am currently looking pretty hard at new vehicles. Currently my list is (in no particular order):
1. Gen 1 SRT8 (hard to pass on the deals you can get right now).
2. Gen 2 Overland (I am sure this is going to be a great vehicle, but need to see it and drive it).
3. Infinity FX35 (I like the FX, but am not sold on it. The electronic stuff is awesome in the FX).
4. Cadillac SRX turbo (This might be my favorite right now having not driven the Gen2. Peppy, luxury, sort of sporty looks and very nice ride. It also helps that my wife loves it.)
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As others have indicated, I will wait until the 2012 model year comes out. I have owned a 93, 99 and 05, all first model years and they definitely had bugs. Looks like I'm a slow learner, but this time I will wait and see.
i am exactly the same as you lol
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