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Old 01-02-2011, 11:35 PM
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Re: Man am I glad I ordered the Hemi!

another +1 for the V8 at elevation!
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Re: Man am I glad I ordered the Hemi!

First, yes you will like the Hemi. I was in the same boat and kind of fell into it by what was available on the lot. No regrets and constant grins every time I drive it. Economy has been a pleasant surprise too.

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The second has to do with the radio presets. I put a bunch in. I can go forward through them by using the button behind the steering wheel on the left, but can't go backwards. If I want to go back to a preset I just passed, I have to loop all the way around again....Am I missing something here?
Probably a programmer whose brain is wired like mine...I hated this at first, but now I really appreciate it. Driving along without looking I can switch to exactly the preset I want. Since I know it will cycle back to the first preset in two presses: select a non-preset, then the middle "preset selector" button and I'm instantly back at preset #1 from which I can cycle up to the preset I want. Yes I suppose it can be tedious but I like not having to look at the display when I'm on the move and I have my SAT/AM/FM presets memorized and getting to my favorites (#1 & #2 of each) is quick the way the steering wheel buttons are currently configured.
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Re: Man am I glad I ordered the Hemi!

It's more of a suspicious tranny tuning scheme then lack of grunt from the v6. Why it does the things is does with the torque converter is beyond me
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It's more of a suspicious tranny tuning scheme then lack of grunt from the v6. Why it does the things is does with the torque converter is beyond me

I agree it's more due to the transmission. When Chrysler finally gets around to putting a new trans behind the V6 (the 5-speed is old tech now), it will really change the way the vehicle feels and drives with the V6. The power is already there, now the rear ratios need to be better suited to the engine.
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Agreed, but the V6 shifted down 2 gears to 3rd. I noticed when I test drove both, that the V8 would not shift down like the V6 did on uphill highway on-ramps.

I will report back on the V8 when it arrives, after doing the same drive with the cruise control set at the same speed. I bet the V8 will not drop below 4th gear.

If an automatic trans is constantly upshifting/downshifting on hills, that can definitely be annoying. But that's why they make an overdrive lockout...problem solved.

The new Acura MDX makes decent power, but it still shifts a lot on mountain roads. But it's so smooth and quiet that you hardly even notice the shifting at all, so it's not annoying like other less refined vehicles.
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Ever notice on these forums in ANY thread you have never once seen the post: "I got the Hemi but really wish I had got with the v6. The Hemi is was too much power for me....". Seems the only people really ecstatic about their v6 are those that did not drive the v8 or those that use their jeeps like grandma: a half mile each way to the grocery store or to church.... Lol!

I too am glad I got the Hemi especially since I average 19-21 mpg on the highway with it!
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:29 AM
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Re: Man am I glad I ordered the Hemi!

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Ever notice on these forums in ANY thread you have never once seen the post: "I got the Hemi but really wish I had got with the v6. The Hemi is was too much power for me....". Seems the only people really ecstatic about their v6 are those that did not drive the v8 or those that use their jeeps like grandma: a half mile each way to the grocery store or to church.... Lol!

I too am glad I got the Hemi especially since I average 19-21 mpg on the highway with it!
Yeah, you got us. Blue hairs, every one.

I've yet to figure out what's so threatening about people being happy with the V-6 that there's people with the Hemi constantly making such comments. It's almost like you're continually trying to justify the thing to yourself.

There are indeed uses for which the Hemi is a better choice. But there are quite a few people who DID drive both and decided the extra cost, increased fuel consumption, and higher fuel grade requirement were not justified based on their perception of the performance difference.
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Yeah, you got us. Blue hairs, every one.

I've yet to figure out what's so threatening about people being happy with the V-6 that there's people with the Hemi constantly making such comments. It's almost like you're continually trying to justify the thing to yourself.

There are indeed uses for which the Hemi is a better choice. But there are quite a few people who DID drive both and decided the extra cost, increased fuel consumption, and higher fuel grade requirement were not justified based on their perception of the performance difference.
I'm just stating the facts: there have been several posts of people unhappy with the gearing or power of the v6. None of those with the v8. in fact people are happy with it and happy with their fuel economy. And there have been some who were disappointed with the power and towing capacity and even fuel economy of the v6.

Of course there are those such as you who will defend their v6 decision to the end of time but on JEEP GARAGE the posts dont support that.

But I have nothing against the 6 just that it is unproven and underpowered. .... But as far as I am concerned as long as people are happy with their new jeep that is the important thing.
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Re: Man am I glad I ordered the Hemi!

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Ever notice on these forums in ANY thread you have never once seen the post: "I got the Hemi but really wish I had got with the v6. The Hemi is was too much power for me....". Seems the only people really ecstatic about their v6 are those that did not drive the v8 or those that use their jeeps like grandma: a half mile each way to the grocery store or to church.... Lol!

I too am glad I got the Hemi especially since I average 19-21 mpg on the highway with it!
I guess, who gets a Hemi did their homework and they are happy with that. if you notice this thread is started by someone that bought a hemi and he has to justify his choice ... btw he says that the V6 is downshifting in 3rd gear at 68mph 4-8% hills. This does not makes sense to me . I might be wrong but it might be 4th gear. going back to my point. he got a hemi and he is happy with that and who got a v6 is doing the same thing(looking for justification that V6 is the right choice). My view is that I got V6, I am very happy with the power, I find the downshifting and rev up on acceleration normal. I am not happy with the fuel consuption of V6. I get 12.5 L/100km on highway at best and the rating of the vehicle is 9.0L/100km on highway(you might get this if you drive very slow and do not accelare to overtake others or slowly climb the hills to conserve the gas). Why would someone drive the V8 and get a 14-15L/100km on hwy? My answer is if you live close to mountains or you are a fan of powerful engines or your lifestyle requires it.
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I've yet to figure out what's so threatening about people being happy with the V-6 that there's people with the Hemi constantly making such comments. It's almost like you're continually trying to justify the thing to yourself.
I got the sense that WEW was just having fun. I opted for the Hemi but it was a close call because I don't tow much and things are relatively flat here in the DC area. Going into my purchasing decision research I was heavily favoring the Pentastar for the reasons you noted. My final decision to go with the V8 was probably based more on irrational reasons than sound fiscal ones. To me it seemed like the MDS and the similar MPG would work for me. Also, I know myself and having gotten used to a V8 in my current Jeep, didn't want to have any remorse. But I don't hate on the V6 and was extremely impressed with it after a couple of test drives.
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Yeah, you got us. Blue hairs, every one.

I've yet to figure out what's so threatening about people being happy with the V-6 that there's people with the Hemi constantly making such comments. It's almost like you're continually trying to justify the thing to yourself.

There are indeed uses for which the Hemi is a better choice. But there are quite a few people who DID drive both and decided the extra cost, increased fuel consumption, and higher fuel grade requirement were not justified based on their perception of the performance difference.
I agree, I had a 08 Limited with the Hemi and was happy
with how effortless it moved my Jeep around, but not so happy on the MPG side, averaged 11-13 mpg city. Now I have the the V6 in my Overland and am happy with that as well, it does seem to whine a bit more when taking off but once you are at speed there is no difference IMO, also average MPG is now 16-18 city . So I have driven both and can say my choice was based on my needs, I do not tow and do not live where there is high elevation. I feel the V6 has enough power for everyday driving. I am not regretful of the V6 choice I would do it again.
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