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Old 05-19-2014, 06:30 PM
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Purchase dilemma (4X2 vs. 4X4) w/ current supply and lease rates

I recently sold a 2012 M3 after a move to Miami, FL where traffic is much more prevalent than where I came from (NE). My gripes with the M3 were the lack of utility, gas mileage, and the transmission's unforgiving nature in traffic.

I am transitioning to a '14 JGC Overland and am in the process of picking one out from the plethora of dealers we have in South Florida. Given my preferred build, Black/Black, 6 cylinder, 4X2 with tow, there are currently 3 in the state all of which are out of the way. My other option is to select a 4X4 with my options, which there are much more in local inventory.

Given the current lease rates which are slightly more favorable to the 4X4, I wanted to get owner experience into the gas mileage differences between the 4X2 and 4X4 (6 cylinder) in real world driving. I've searched, but would like to hear known differences and whether it would make sense to just grab a 4X4 out of local inventory if the MPG difference isn't too great.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:49 PM
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I have a 3.6L V6 Overland 4x4.

I have a little over 9000 miles on it and I'm running a 20.8 mpg combined average. I haven't looked at it purely from a city or highway angle.

My roundtrip commute to work is 50 miles. I'd say that 35 miles of that is open highway driving with speeds between 60-75 mph. The rest is the usual stop and go crap.

We just finished our 4th coldest winter on record. Can't remember where we ranked on snowfall but it was significant. Those conditions really drop the fuel economy due to being in 4WD a lot so I'm pleased to still be running that kind of average.
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Re: Purchase dilemma (4X2 vs. 4X4) w/ current supply and lease rates

Thanks for the insight. I'm still torn between the two, but might pull the trigger on a unit in inventory that first fits the build specs I'm looking for.


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Re: Purchase dilemma (4X2 vs. 4X4) w/ current supply and lease rates

There is essentially little difference in fuel economy between the 4x2 and the 4x4...and many benefits to having the 4x4, both to use and for higher resale/residual.
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Re: Purchase dilemma (4X2 vs. 4X4) w/ current supply and lease rates

4x4. 6cylinder. 24mpg on highway today. 19-20mpg loaded or empty around town. I can't complain.
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Re: Purchase dilemma (4X2 vs. 4X4) w/ current supply and lease rates

Thanks for the insight everyone. Spent some time at the dealer driving both a 4x2 and 4x4 (V6). I think I'm going to move on a 4x4 optioned overland. Many reasons why, including the negligible difference in MPG and also what appeared to me as a smoother/better handling ride with the air suspension.


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Re: Purchase dilemma (4X2 vs. 4X4) w/ current supply and lease rates

Welcome to Miami ... you'll learn to honk.

In your post you said NE ... as in Nebraska or the Northeast?
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Re: Purchase dilemma (4X2 vs. 4X4) w/ current supply and lease rates

Dan - North East (Delaware). I've learned that there are literally no rules of the road in Miami. One of the many reasons for getting out of the M3 was to move to a larger vehicle. Miami drivers and traffic does not go well with a small coupe for feeling safe. Having a ton of fun though in the new city.


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Re: Purchase dilemma (4X2 vs. 4X4) w/ current supply and lease rates

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Dan - North East (Delaware). I've learned that there are literally no rules of the road in Miami. One of the many reasons for getting out of the M3 was to move to a larger vehicle. Miami drivers and traffic does not go well with a small coupe for feeling safe. Having a ton of fun though in the new city.


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You're living my dream of moving from NE to Miami lol.
I'm trying to do the same or similar (South FL) and contemplating on getting a JGC Overland or Summit here, but I'm also debating on the V6 or EcoDiesel. I am leaning towards Diesel and Summit (19 speakers HK).

Congrats and post some pics !
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You're living my dream of moving from NE to Miami lol.

I'm trying to do the same or similar (South FL) and contemplating on getting a JGC Overland or Summit here, but I'm also debating on the V6 or EcoDiesel. I am leaning towards Diesel and Summit (19 speakers HK).



Congrats and post some pics !

Thanks! I couldn't take the cold weather any longer. South Florida is great and the weather can't be beat. Coming from an M car which is what I consider to be the best performance car BMW makes, I don't personally feel the need to go all out with the Jeep build hence opting to get the overland. It has everything I'd ever need. Good luck on your search, diesel is an option I've debated for a long time but just can't leave the gassers behind just yet.


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Thanks! I couldn't take the cold weather any longer. South Florida is great and the weather can't be beat. Coming from an M car which is what I consider to be the best performance car BMW makes, I don't personally feel the need to go all out with the Jeep build hence opting to get the overland. It has everything I'd ever need. Good luck on your search, diesel is an option I've debated for a long time but just can't leave the gassers behind just yet.


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Yep same here this past winter has hit the extreme of extremes, been here for 26yrs old just came from Vacation in Orlando (spent 5 days) its very different than Miami but I still like both.

I had a 2007 BMW 328xi nothing compared to your M but I do know it handled nice, drove a 13' X3 28i with their new 4cylinder engine wow didn't want to step in a car again. Have almost a year with a 2011 Benz C300 4Matic and these potholes just want to eat me. Debating on the 2015 BMW X3 28diesel now M Sport pkg or GC Summit. The prices are looking better in the GC but its also a bigger vehicle not sure I need that size just yet.

How was your transition ?
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Re: Purchase dilemma (4X2 vs. 4X4) w/ current supply and lease rates

Figure that 4x2 will get about 1 mpg better than 4x4 in similar driving.

Combination of extra weight and increased rolling resistance is the cause.
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