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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

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That 8spd transmission isn't going to make a significant difference in keeping your wallet full. LOL
You said above that your rig gets 7 MPG; if an 8 speed transmission would improve that by only 2 MPG you would see a 29% increase in fuel economy without sacrificing power / speed. A rig that "improves" to 9 MPG isn't going to keep your wallet full, but I'll take the car with the same power but is 29% more fuel efficient every time. My guess is that IF they end up dropping the 8 speed in the next generation Grand Cherokee SRT8, the models with the 5 speed will take a hit in the resale value department if there are more efficient 8 speed models out there. The 5 speed is a great / proven transmission, but it's an antique in my book.
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

Yeah but the point is that the mileage is going to be so bad for you, it wouldnt seem practical to have the vehicle.

And the more practical number for gas per week based on you driving it every day is like 150.

Now if it is a weekend toy, then yes I do see you spending at or less than 100 per week in gas.
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No disrespect, but I'm so sick and tired of the "if you are worried about gas mileage than this isn't the automobile for you" statements. If that's truly the mindset for most people out there, then I guess it could also be said that "if you're only concerned about speed, then this isn't the automobile for you". YES, this is a performance automobile, but it's also got a big back seat and sizable cargo area (not to mention towing ability) that adds a lot of size and weight. Many of us want the Grand Cherokee SRT8 because it's a performance automobile AND a "do it all" daily driver, which is why MPG's come into the equation for many of us. I think just about all of us are ready for poor gas mileage in exchange for performance, but give pause at insanely terrible gas mileage while gas prices are heading for the $5.00 per gallon mark.
No disrespect taken - but you are asking for more than is possible. You are making sense right up to the point that you mention "performance automobile" You want that - you need to pay. No way around it.

You want to haul around all of your "sizeable cargo area" quickly you need a big motor...big motor's suck gas.

Cadillac CTSV Wagon - super car performance - utilty - sucks gas.

You want to "do it all" with all your cargo - you gotta pay.
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Yeah but the point is that the mileage is going to be so bad for you, it wouldnt seem practical to have the vehicle.

And the more practical number for gas per week based on you driving it every day is like 150.

Now if it is a weekend toy, then yes I do see you spending at or less than 100 per week in gas.
You don't even know how many miles I drive and how much of it is city vs. highway...

I'm comfortable that I could get the next generation Grand Cherokee SRT8 based on how much I drive my current moderate performance commuter. Any improvements in fuel economy is gravy for ALL of us
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

someone lock this thread... its going around in circles.

bottom line, bu a wk2 with a penstar and build yourself a srt8 clone- that will get you the gas mileage you want, the space you need in a daily driver and the looks of the srt. yea you might not have the performance aspect of the srt8 but hey, those interested in the performance aspect arent posting 4 different threads asking and then whining about the gas mileage of a vehicle sporting a 400hp motor.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:50 PM
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

I still would like Milous to come out and SAY it was joke.
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I still would like Milous to come out and SAY it was joke.
We should know in a little over a week
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

An article I just read that seems relevant to our conversation; $5 gas by Memorial Day? How will rising gas prices play into sales figures of the next generation Grand Cherokee SRT8 (depending on the actual fuel economy of course)?

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/04/...-5-per-gallon/
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I still would like Milous to come out and SAY it was joke.
Me too!!!
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

Well if thats the real mpg estimates then I can see why jeep is only planning on selling 1500 a year
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Well if thats the real mpg estimates...
They are NOT real, the actual numbers will be much higher .


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I can see why jeep is only planning on selling 1500 a year
About 1500 this calendar year, then around 2,500 each calendar year thereafter.


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I think Milous used to work at Guantanamo j/k
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