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Old 08-18-2010, 02:53 AM
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Dealership forced me to test drive one!

What's up all! I just returned from a trip home to the US and was able to check out the new WK2. When I first went to the dealership they had a Limited and Laredo X. Both looked great and I was very impressed with the fit and finish on both.

I returned to the dealership a day before returning overseas. Both of the Jeeps they had before were sold and they had a Inferno Red Laredo there with the V6. I was still impressed with the cloth interior but really wanted to see the Overland interior. I was first offered to take it for a test ride but I didn't really want to drive the V6. After explaining that I was leaving the country for at least a year, the dealership asked me again if I wanted to drive it. Well, I wasn't going to turn down the offer again especially if they already knew I wasn't going to buy.

The first thing I noticed was how quiet the ride was. It was amazing. At 60 mph it was nearly silent with the AC off. Surprisingly the V6 is actually a decent engine. The only complaint I would have with it is that the first gear is too tall. It is pretty sluggish until 2nd gear.

I can't wait for the SRT come out and I am sure that it is going to be a killer Jeep. I really hope they release it with the Dark Charcoal color!!!!!
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:01 PM
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Re: Dealership forced me to test drive one!

I agree, the SRT is going to be a beast. I didnt like the V6 as much though. I thought the pairing between the HEMI and the 545RFE transmission was more responsive. As for the cabin, it would be nice if a little more of the HEMI roar broke through the firewall.
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Re: Dealership forced me to test drive one!

Yeah, I wish that you could hear more of the Hemi.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:46 AM
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Re: Dealership forced me to test drive one!

For the level they are aiming at, the sound isolation is spot on! They aren't trying to create a boy racer vehicle...that will be the SRT version, and I'm sure the sounds of that will be quite interesting.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:25 PM
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Re: Dealership forced me to test drive one!

Im still disappointed that my hemi City tends to be like 11s when some people on here are claiming like 15-17 city or 13-15 city. The EPA is 13, i'd be happy with advertised, but 11 or 10.x is killer on a city commute 15 miles each way. Not far but its 2 gallons or 3 gallons everyday depending on what it gets MPG! Im even being easy on the pedal now to see if its gets whats advertised. Thats an extra 5 gallons by the end of the week not including regular driving on weekends or after work! I know its a V8 and a Heavy Jeep, but lower the EPA rating then lol Else its just some Hemi's using more then others. I still cant believe 15-17 city stop and go that would be pretty cool.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:28 PM
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Re: Dealership forced me to test drive one!

^You live in NY. Mileage blows. lol

I got 7-9 with my old 5.7 in Manhattan.
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Re: Dealership forced me to test drive one!

People who claim 17 city must be using some sort of secret magic fuel. I'm on ethanol and a fair estimate is 13-14 city. Anyone getting substantially better mileage is mixing in some hwy driving. Anyone getting substantially less is driving REAL hard. I drive like a maniac and I get like 13.5 ish.
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People who claim 17 city must be using some sort of secret magic fuel. I'm on ethanol and a fair estimate is 13-14 city. Anyone getting substantially better mileage is mixing in some hwy driving. Anyone getting substantially less is driving REAL hard. I drive like a maniac and I get like 13.5 ish.
Of course, for comparison you need to adjust for ethanol's lower MPG, which in turn depends on whether you're running 10% or 85% alky.
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Re: Dealership forced me to test drive one!

Dub, is that 13-14 real on ethanol? E85 will reduce your fuel economy by 27%, so that's over 17 MPG equivalent on gas.
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^You live in NY. Mileage blows. lol

I got 7-9 with my old 5.7 in Manhattan.
Joe if that's with a 5.7 what do you get now with your 6.1L? Lol
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