Trading the 11 for a 12 - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 04-14-2012, 01:44 PM
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,337
Thanks: 1
Thanked 46 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 4078
jp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond reputejp467 has a reputation beyond repute
Trading the 11 for a 12

I am trading in my 11 Overland for a 2012. I got what I thought was a good trade in and I am going from the the Hemi to the Pentastar. The new one has the the adaptive cruise control which the old one does not. The new one is black with the frost interior. These are not easy to come by almost everything out there has the black interior. I am getting one that was just built a few weeks ago which I am happy about I really didn't want one that had been sitting around for months. So I am picking it up early next week.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-14-2012, 01:55 PM
duce95's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 222
Thanks: 4
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 2255
duce95 is on a distinguished road
Congrats
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2015 Bright White Overland High Altitude
20" Powder Coated Black Summit Wheels
5% tint
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-14-2012, 02:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 49
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2225
Gearhead is on a distinguished road
Re: Trading the 11 for a 12

Good luck with your purchase. I hope you've spent a lot of time driving the Pentastar. Great engine, smooth but sluggish economy-minded transmission. Big, big difference. Not too noticeable on flat terrain but I live on a mountain and it's just fortunate I can select sport mode which makes a difference but still...

I think about going to the Hemi almost every day. Just holding out for the 8 speed, possibly the CRD.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-14-2012, 02:21 PM
jgc4ever's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2015 WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,916
Thanks: 157
Thanked 217 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 1161821
jgc4ever has a reputation beyond reputejgc4ever has a reputation beyond reputejgc4ever has a reputation beyond reputejgc4ever has a reputation beyond reputejgc4ever has a reputation beyond reputejgc4ever has a reputation beyond reputejgc4ever has a reputation beyond reputejgc4ever has a reputation beyond reputejgc4ever has a reputation beyond reputejgc4ever has a reputation beyond reputejgc4ever has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Trading the 11 for a 12

I have a brilliant black '12 Overland with frost beige interior. I had to have the V8, but didn't need adaptive cruise. Overland in that color combo is the best choice there is! My dealer had to get it from 550 miles away back in October.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-15-2012, 07:18 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1938
jbeans is on a distinguished road
Re: Trading the 11 for a 12

I have a 2011 Overland with adaptive cruise control. It's great! I drove up to Orlando and back down to Miami last week and I almost felt like I wasnt really driving. The control brakes And accelerates by itself. Just set the speed and distance from car infront and hold on to the wheel. I felt like taking out the morning newspaper lol
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-15-2012, 08:29 AM
JTS97Z28's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2015 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 3,768
Thanks: 84
Thanked 601 Times in 442 Posts
Rep Power: 28567
JTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Trading the 11 for a 12

Congrats on the purchase! I think you will be happy with the 12 V6! Someone stated above that it feels sluggish because the tranny which is kind of true, but mainly in auto setting. In a way though I like that for days were I just want to sit back and cruise and know im probably getting as good of fuel economy that it can. If you select sport mode it really does change the driving experience.
As for adaptive cruise that was also a must have on my 2012. LOVE it!! I have literally set the cruise prior to getting on a highway and never touched a pedal again the entire trip, its amazing!! I use adaptive cruise daily on all kinds of roads. I think you will really enjoy the slightly improved fuel economy and the ability to use 87 octane.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-15-2012, 08:45 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Johnstown, PA
Posts: 631
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2702
Jdsmitty10 is a glorious beacon of light
Re: Trading the 11 for a 12

I woulda waited for a 13 at this point. Congrats tho! I like my 12 v6
__________________
2012 Limited V6 4x4 w/20" wheels, lux package, 730N stone white on black. 18% tint on front windows
2012 Toyota Camry SE V6 Loaded
2007 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trading Wheels Richl Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 4 08-03-2011 08:05 PM
Trading my WJ :( heehawbus Grand Cherokee - WJ 23 05-02-2011 02:42 PM
Thinking about trading jp467 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 4 03-28-2011 11:07 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.