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Old 08-28-2011, 03:54 PM
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: Post your honest comment here...ONLY if you've driven the 2012 WK2 Jeep SRT8!

My wife and I drove an hour and a half yesterday to test drive one in Illinois. It was a loaded black on black one; #2 off the assembly line. We had a BLAST. All of the positive things that have been said in reviews are absolutely right. The outdated head unit stuck out like a sore thumb in the interior. The seats were comfy as hell. The trunk had a full size spare, and the back end came equipped with the towing package with quick release cover.

We also drove the Challenger SRT8 and went through the 300 SRT8... I can't say that the Grand Cherokee is truly worth $15,000-$20,000 more than those sweet beasts.

To sum up: The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was VERY nice, but still not $62,000 nice in my book.
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Re: Post your honest comment here...ONLY if you've driven the 2012 WK2 Jeep SRT8!

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My wife and I drove one yesterday in Illinois.
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Re: Post your honest comment here...ONLY if you've driven the 2012 WK2 Jeep SRT8!

yeah...fill us in
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:06 PM
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I also think that the exhaust note was a bit on the "tame" side.
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Re: Post your honest comment here...ONLY if you've driven the 2012 WK2 Jeep SRT8!

what about the feel of the suspension? Any spirited driving?
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Re: Post your honest comment here...ONLY if you've driven the 2012 WK2 Jeep SRT8!

With the limited driving I did, all I can say is that the ride was quite smooth, the tires were VERY sticky, and I did have a chance to put the pedal to the floor for a short distance and then mash on the brakes. Superb on both ends. Higher speed twists and turns were fun; I had total control with everything I did.
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Re: Post your honest comment here...ONLY if you've driven the 2012 WK2 Jeep SRT8!

Did you try out the different driving modes?
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I did, but didn't notice much of a difference due to the limited space and scope of the road course.
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Re: Post your honest comment here...ONLY if you've driven the 2012 WK2 Jeep SRT8!

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My wife and I drove an hour and a half yesterday to test drive one in Illinois. It was a loaded black on black one; #2 off the assembly line. We had a BLAST. All of the positive things that have been said in reviews are absolutely right. The outdated head unit stuck out like a sore thumb in the interior. The seats were comfy as hell. The trunk had a full size spare, and the back end came equipped with the towing package with quick release cover.

We also drove the Challenger SRT8 and went through the 300 SRT8... I can't say that the Grand Cherokee is truly worth $15,000-$20,000 more than those sweet beasts.

To sum up: The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was VERY nice, but still not $62,000 nice in my book.
You mentioned that the one you drove had a full size spare in the trunk. So the new SRT8's are coming with a full size spare even though they are supposed to have run flat tires?
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