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Re: Buying 5/6 speed a mistake?

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He's getting 32 MPG with the Hemi in the CITY with the 8 speed????


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Re: Buying 5/6 speed a mistake?

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I read somewhere on this forum that the 2012 has a different and better torque convertor.
Regarding the 2012 torque converter, I've read "different", but not "better". As far as I've seen, that question has been left unanswered on this forum.

I have a 2012 Overland 4x4 HEMI and have had no drivetrain issues at all. I can't even hear or feel when the MDS kicks in; I have to look for the ECO light on the instrument cluster. I've found the 2012 transmission and torque converter combination to be smooth and decisive, much better than the seven speed transmission on my wife's 2012 Infiniti M37x, which is not.

That said, unless I had a pressing need to buy a new car now, I'd wait to see how the new eight speed transmission performs. While I really don't have any complaints with the 2012 five/six speed transmission, it's apparently tuned for neither performance nor economy. I'm sure that the Jeep engineers will be shooting primarily for economy with the eight speed transmission. However, if it could get either more performance or more economy and still remain smooth and decisive, it'll be a winner.
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Re: Buying 5/6 speed a mistake?

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Regarding the 2012 torque converter, I've read "different", but not "better". As far as I've seen, that question has been left unanswered on this forum.

I have a 2012 Overland 4x4 HEMI and have had no drivetrain issues at all. I can't even hear or feel when the MDS kicks in; I have to look for the ECO light on the instrument cluster. I've found the 2012 transmission and torque converter combination to be smooth and decisive, much better than the seven speed transmission on my wife's 2012 Infiniti M37x, which is not.

That said, unless I had a pressing need to buy a new car now, I'd wait to see how the new eight speed transmission performs. While I really don't have any complaints with the 2012 five/six speed transmission, it's apparently tuned for neither performance nor economy. I'm sure that the Jeep engineers will be shooting primarily for economy with the eight speed transmission. However, if it could get either more performance or more economy and still remain smooth and decisive, it'll be a winner.
I have a 2012 Overland 4X4 HEMI. I had driven the 2011 and felt that when leaving a stop light there was a pause or hesitation for the car to get moving when I hit the gas. I have not experienced that in the 2012. Accordingly, I think with the 6 speed transmission and new torque converter it is better. I have not driven a 2011 with the TSB transmission update which makes it a 6 speed.
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Re: Buying 5/6 speed a mistake?

I was in the same boat(just bought an end of the year brand new 2011 3.6), and knowing about the upcoming 8 speed, I was tempted to wait. After considering that the 5 speed currently used in the 3.6 is made by MB, I went with the end 'o year special.
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