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These Hemi vs V6 debates are seriously tired. Saying that you need a Hemi to have a real GC is like saying that everyone needs to buy a Summit. For that matter why is a 2wd Jeep more acceptable than having a V6?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:36 AM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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What a joke. Do you now feel better about yourself?
I have the V8....of course I do!
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These Hemi vs V6 debates are seriously tired. Saying that you need a Hemi to have a real GC is like saying that everyone needs to buy a Summit. For that matter why is a 2wd Jeep more acceptable than having a V6?


Buy what you want, but a maxed out Hemi powered Overland or Overland Summit isn't just a frilled out version of the GC, it's a more evolved and capable off-road/on-road machine. It competes directly with the Landrover LR4 for example with it's power and QL suspension.

The whole point of Jeep is a vehicle that can go where others can't. 2WD makes no sense. I'd just buy a nice AWD Subaru or Toyota and be done.


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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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It's obvious your not getting through to a select few V6 owners. Let it go. Deep down these guys know they'd have the Hemi if they weren't concerned with MPG's. They're just too stubborn to admit it. It's a no-brainer. It's common sense ..... right???


It's not PC to say that, but of course that's the truth. No one would EVER bother with the V6 accept for the MPG. It's fair at best and adequate is the nicest thing anyone will say about it. The Hemi (and soon the diesel) elevates the platform, no doubt about it.

The defense of the V6 for MPG is a GREAT reason if that's what is important to you. I'm not debating that at all.

But in EVERY other respect the Hemi is nicer and makes the GC nicer to drive. If you can't admit that then you're either lying or deluded. I've also driven the SRT8 and it's even better (on normal roads).


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Old 10-14-2012, 09:00 AM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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But in EVERY other respect the Hemi is nicer and makes the GC nicer to drive. If you can't admit that then you're either lying or deluded. I've also driven the SRT8 and it's even better (on normal roads).

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So you are saying that some things can be better, depending on the circumstances.

Most of my driving (90%) is done on local roads with speed limits of 20 to 35 mph, or dirt roads through nature preserves. In almost 2 years, the computer on my MDX, says my average speed is 29mph. I don't think the Hemi would have been any better in those circumstances.

I don't care about mileage. I'll be getting the Hemi, Overland to get the QuadraDrive 4wd. I'll be spending more time on ocean beaches than dirt roads. I don't think the Hemi will do any better than the 6, but I'll be paying more for gas.

I'm just happy we all have choices, and mine is no more right or wrong than yours. As long as you are happy with your decision, there is no need to try to convince or put down people who have a different opinion.

In the end, it really sounds like you are trying to convince yourself. Good luck with that.
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But in EVERY other respect the Hemi is nicer and makes the GC nicer to drive. If you can't admit that then you're either lying or deluded. I've also driven the SRT8 and it's even better (on normal roads).


Robert
You been Hypnotized with the words "Hemi" and "SRT8" by the marketing wizards (Ya its got a Hemi)...U might need to find a Witch Doctor for the cure, I don't think acupuncture will work.

The Hemi has more horse power period.
To you it makes it better. To others it just makes it more expensive.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:26 AM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

I think the real argument here is torque, the 260lbs with 290 hp, and the 390lbs with 360hp. The hp is only a 70 hp difference not much going on there. I myself as a V6 owner wish the torque was slightly higher for more acceleration, but I do more city driving so I had to pick my battle. The V6 is an excellent engine as well as the HEMI is one. I do however disagree that saying a Grand Cherokee "without the Hemi" isn't a Jeep is just an egotistical slam. I feel like a peace keeper haha. If the HEMI was the superior off road engine, wouldn't the Wranglers have the V8 instead of the V6? (I know the Wranglers are slightly lighter) I'm just saying the V8 is good for its capabilities, (towing,acceleration and safety) as the V6 is for its capabilities (light towing, slightly higher mpg and safety) all it really boils down to is which engine suits a persons needs. One engine is not more superior then the other.
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I wish I would have gone with HEMI knowing it will be worth much, much more once it's deleted from the jeep line and replaced with a V6 (as rumored)

seriously, I think this thread can now die as every single opinion/ argument has been made.
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Excuse my argumentative behavior, I've discovered Shock Top Ale and have a bit of a Sunday morning headache .
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LOL!!! Autoweek seemed happy with the V6.

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The V6 is a good engine, people with V8's are set in their ways nothing wrong with that.
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