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Re: Purchasing a leftover 2011 or new 2012 - Need to tow; which motor?

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There are incentives. I got the 500 military plus 4 grand off the sticker. The USAA pricing wasn't even in the same ball park as what I got. Pressure the dealer and you will get a good deal.
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My point isn't that dealers won't negotiate, it's that there are no REAL rebates. The USAA pricing quotes me about $1K under invoice for a 2011 which when combined with my $500 military rebate gets me about $4500 off MSRP which I've already been told today I can get on an ordered 2012 equipped the same way I want the 2011. That's why I feel like I'm probably going to wait and order a 2012 especially because I want to see a few of the new colors in person particularly the True Blue.
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Re: Purchasing a leftover 2011 or new 2012 - Need to tow; which motor?

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ANYTHING OVER 2,000 LBS WIll need the Hemi.

With factory hitch you get tow/haul button to optimize the engine/transmission/cooling for towing duty.

You also get automatic sway control which will apply brakes to just one front wheel at a time to straighten out a swaying load.
The V6 may have to work harder but it does a fine job of pulling my 2000 lb pop-up camper. Don't think I would tow the rated 5000 lb capacity on a regular basis but 2000 lb is no big deal.
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Re: Purchasing a leftover 2011 or new 2012 - Need to tow; which motor?

2,000lb is nothing. I could tow that on my push bike
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Re: Purchasing a leftover 2011 or new 2012 - Need to tow; which motor?

I tow a 21 foot Crownline with my V-6 with no issues! Does just as good as the Hemi in my Dodge Ram but I get nearly twice the MPG with my V-6 JGC towing!
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Re: Purchasing a leftover 2011 or new 2012 - Need to tow; which motor?

Thanks for the responses everyone, I found a V8 that I want but I'm not ready to purchase for another few weeks. Here's to hoping it's still there then
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Re: Purchasing a leftover 2011 or new 2012 - Need to tow; which motor?

I do not tow a LOT, however - I do pull an 18ft Rinker. V8/Hemi makes it delightful to pull. From time to time, I pull a trailer with heavy amounts of wood, as well as rock, cinder pavers, etc.

Bottom line here is that I recommend the V8, considering my average MPG over the last 8k miles is around 17.5 MPG, and yes: I use a rather light foot in daily driving activity.
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Re: Purchasing a leftover 2011 or new 2012 - Need to tow; which motor?

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I am definitely purchasing a left over 2011 or ordering a 2012 at the end of August.

The question I have is I will eventually need to tow and I am wondering if the v8 is a necessity or if the v6 will suffice.


Two things I will be towing:

19' Bayliner (Boat)
19' - 24' Camper
The 6 banger "might" be ok, but the 3.09 rear axle sucks. Get the Hemi, it comes with: 3.45 rear, HD alternator, HD cooling, bigger brakes (heavy duty brake package) = better towing. Can you say Hemi
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Re: Purchasing a leftover 2011 or new 2012 - Need to tow; which motor?

I'm in the same situation...11 or '12, v6 or hem...I have been set on the Dk Charcoal pearl which is not offered in '12, but I'd prefer to have the '12 due to some of the 1st year issues I keep reading about. I prefer the black wood trim in the laredo, so will probably go with an "X" over the limited/overland.


I plan to tow a couple snowmobiles a few times a winter and maybe a mastercraft ski boat(3,000lbs w/trailer) a couple times during the summer, but nothing that will be towed routinely. I was set on the v6, but may go with the hemi. Does the v6 tow pkg also have the self leveling rear or does it only come with the hemi pkg?
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I'm in the same situation...11 or '12, v6 or hem...I have been set on the Dk Charcoal pearl which is not offered in '12, but I'd prefer to have the '12 due to some of the 1st year issues I keep reading about. I prefer the black wood trim in the laredo, so will probably go with an "X" over the limited/overland.


I plan to tow a couple snowmobiles a few times a winter and maybe a mastercraft ski boat(3,000lbs w/trailer) a couple times during the summer, but nothing that will be towed routinely. I was set on the v6, but may go with the hemi. Does the v6 tow pkg also have the self leveling rear or does it only come with the hemi pkg?
The tow package on the V6 has the load-leveling suspension.

When towing my pop-up I hardly see any drop in the Jeep.

If the Jeep weren't used for 40-50 mile daily commutes I think I would have considered the Hemi. We don't tow that often though so the V6 does fine for us, and I appreciate the increased gas mileage, even if it is only about 10-20% better.
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Re: Purchasing a leftover 2011 or new 2012 - Need to tow; which motor?

also, are there differences between the limited/overland and the laredo in terms of soundproofing? I'm pretty sure the only differences are options and trim detail, but I'm not positive. If I could easily swap out the wood trim, I'd go with a limited or overland, but I'm not sure I want to tear into and modify the interior of such a new vehicle.
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Re: Purchasing a leftover 2011 or new 2012 - Need to tow; which motor?

If you plan on towing, get the Hemi. I just purchased mine last week and couldn't be happier towing the boat. The Hemi is great, has lots of power and most importantly....more torque. I probably wouldn't want to tow with the V6 here in Montana. Just my personal opinion.
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