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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

We have two ('99 & '04) Grand Cherokees in our driveway...
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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

I was thinking of trading mine in for a four door wrangler, but for the same price i would lose my hemi, leather and heated seats nav and dvd and a few other things i can think of.

your call. maybe the GC for going out to dinner and nice occasions and the wrangler for weekends camping beach crusing, taing thedog to the park etc.
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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

I bought a 2011 JK Unlimited Rubicon a few months ago; black with tan leather interior; about every option I think.
The 2011 and later JK motors are dogs, def. get a 2012 if you go w/ a JK.
The JK is crude compared to the 2011+ GC which I was considering. I changed all 4 shocks and the steering stabilizer for Bilstiens; w/o doing that I personally think the JK suspension driven quickly (I'm talking relatively) is borderline dangerous; much better w/ the Bilsteins.
Having said the above; I still like my JK; I've gotten many, many positive comments; I've come out from being somewhere many times and one or more people are checking out the Jeep, absolutely not one even slightly negative comment, not even from the many Prius and Civic drivers here in L.A.
No offense to any of you guys; the 2011+ GC is a very nice vehicle; much, much better on road than the JK, but in the end it's still another anonymous suv nerd-mobile.
If 99%+ of your miles are on road; def. get the GC; you'll be happier, but if you intend to do some serious off-roading; there's no comparison to a JK Rubi.
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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

Uh, great first post . Welcome aboard. Not that I disagree with you BTW...
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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

If you want a horribly jarring ride then get a Wrangler. I don't even want to ride in one for one day; couldn't imagine owning one, awful ride, awful!!
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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

just pick something else, variety is good

to me a 4 door Wrangler never looked right...
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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

Check out the JK-forum.com. There is lots of discussion on the 2012 JK and the Pentastar motor. The reviews are mixed on the Pentastar's improvement.
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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

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I bought a Rubicon ... is crude compared to the 2011+ GC. suspension is borderline dangerous.

If 99%+ of your miles are on road; def. get the GC; you'll be happier, but if you intend to do some serious off-roading; there's no comparison to a ... Rubi.
Based on the above paraphrasing, I have to agree with you, when compared to my x 2005 Rubicon.

The suspension on the highways, especially at highway speeds, was dangerous.

The brakes sucked. I replaced the stock rotors with slotted rotors and also replaced the pads. It helped, but with bigger tires ... brakes suck on Wranglers.

For offroading, get a used Rubi and fix it up. For a daily traveler and for the highways, get the GJ.
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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

My wife and I both have 2011 Overlands. Mine is white and hers is black. I got her one first and loved it so much I got one as well. I like to drive it as much as my M5! Two in one family is not crazy...
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My wife and I both have 2011 Overlands. Mine is white and hers is black. I got her one first and loved it so much I got one as well. I like to drive it as much as my M5! Two in one family is not crazy...

Does it bother you that your wife's looks cooler?
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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

I was thinking the same thing. Just bought the wife an Overland and was thinking of a 2012 JK Rubi for myself. Then I really thought it through and admitted that 80% of my yearly driving would be on roads with the weekend trips to Sedona and other such areas. I ended up getting a Larado X with the Hemi, off road and tow package. Put some better tires on it, went with the 265/65R18 GY Silent Armor since they will perform better off road while still performing on road and plan to get the rock rails.

Even when we go "off roading" it isn't rock crawling or anything hard core. It's off the beaten path on to desert trails to get away from the crowds so a Rubi JK just wasn't needed. Once I admitted that the decision was easy. If I had been planning on hard core off roading the Rubi would be a no brainer, I wish the WK2 had 1/10th the after market support the JK's have.
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Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??

Neither one of us is into offroading. If anything we talk about maybe going on the beach, but the odds of that are slim...LOL!

Whatever he gets will be a daily driver on highways, and a little city.
He definitely needs a 4x4 vehicle for winter, to make sure he can get to work. Right now he uses the dodge Ram in the winter when it snows. He really likes the look of the wrangler unlimited, but again he really needs to test drive one to see if he actually likes it.
We both spend alot of time in our cars commuting, so they have to be something that we really like and that is comfortable
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