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Re: WOW....the gen1 SRT Jeep guys really hate our Jeeps huh?

As a previous WK1 SRT8 owner I'll admit I didn't have a lot of love for the WK2 SRT when it came out and it has nothing to do with jealousy. When I first saw the SRT8 in 2005 I called the dealer and ordered one immediately, I loved everything about it but over time I got sick of the lack of utility and ground clearance going up to the mountains. When I bought my '11 Overland I knew I made a mistake about 3 weeks into owning it, drivability and constant rattles, surges and lack of power for a Hemi had me taking a huge hit and trading it in 10 months after buying it. I think my experience with the WK2 soured me on Jeep for awhile, I have grown to like the new SRT8 but don't feel it's worth the price and my tastes have changed to owning a truck again. I do know that the 8spd, new Nav and updates will make it a better vehicle but don't think I will own another SRT again.
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Coming from a WK1 owner...the WK2 is great! I think they are good looking inside and out, have great power and are just as fast stock to stock. Had a buddy run his against me at the track and he was only .1 behind and mine was tuned. Can't wait to see what they will run with a tune this spring!
I was a frequent poster on cherokeesrt but after I rationalized that a mustang gt tops out at $45,000 for a pony car and the Shelby is 60k, I was pretty much attacked by moderators for trying to explain people's misunderstanding about value and current prices. WK2 srt8 is $15 k more msrp to msrp over Wk. Milous even got into the "costs" of the vehicle not changing that much.

What needs to be realized is the old auto industry was not a successful business. It was losing money. Things had to change. Profit in the vehicle is one of those changes. As we can see by people who have bought them and joined this forum, that A....people will pay for this SRT. And B....most are very happy with their purchase.
There has to be some satisfaction by all Jeep owners that Jeep will live on to see another day.

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Re: WOW....the gen1 SRT Jeep guys really hate our Jeeps huh?

Not even a chuckle.
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Re: WOW....the gen1 SRT Jeep guys really hate our Jeeps huh?

I did...thats a nice ride...but $100K plus....lol
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Re: WOW....the gen1 SRT Jeep guys really hate our Jeeps huh?

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I was a frequent poster on cherokeesrt but after I rationalized that a mustang gt tops out at $45,000 for a pony car and the Shelby is 60k, I was pretty much attacked by moderators for trying to explain people's misunderstanding about value and current prices. WK2 srt8 is $15 k more msrp to msrp over Wk. Milous even got into the "costs" of the vehicle not changing that much.

What needs to be realized is the old auto industry was not a successful business. It was losing money. Things had to change. Profit in the vehicle is one of those changes. As we can see by people who have bought them and joined this forum, that A....people will pay for this SRT. And B....most are very happy with their purchase.
There has to be some satisfaction by all Jeep owners that Jeep will live on to see another day.

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Their ya go chuckle!!

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Their ya go chuckle!!

JK.

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You're old buddy out in CA?

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LMAO Yepper!!!
I hear it's quite the car can't wait to see one you really gonna buy one?
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Re: WOW....the gen1 SRT Jeep guys really hate our Jeeps huh?

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I really liked the design of the wk2...just not the price! LOL
How do you feel about the value of the WK2 vs WK1 version
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LMAO Yepper!!!
I hear it's quite the car can't wait to see one you really gonna buy one?
Interesting. I can't say. I'd have to drive it. The info center looks incredible. Performance is borderline SuperCar. And from what I hear, since the batteries are so low in the car for center of gravity, it turns like a dream.
I will wait till Obama offers up some stupid green credit of 40K that the US mint has to print more money for so I can afford it! LOL...
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Re: WOW....the gen1 SRT Jeep guys really hate our Jeeps huh?

now that I have one...no comparison IMHO. I feel in todays market....the 2012+ is definetely worth the money. In 2005-6...the SRt Jeep was priced good for that time. This is not 2006.....this is definetely not a 2006 Jeep SRT. The quality, fit and finish is undenialbly 100x better in the 2012+ I just talked to a firend that was at the dealer training session in MI for SRT dealers and the SRT Jeep was the 2nd most popular vehicle on the track.....behind only the SRT Viper.
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and sorry...not trying to compare jeepgarage vs. cherokeesrt8. Not trying to start a forum bash thread or forum war. The red site is by far the superior gen1 forum. I just see this hatred on youtube, twitter, facebook, linkedin etc. I get rude comments daily on my social sites from wk1 owners about the wk2 vids I have up...or pics etc.
sorry to go all the way back to this post, but check out your stats in comparison to the red site

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you guys have more members, which should say something. they just talk more lol

EDIT= i must say tho, over the course of the past year or so when you changed the colors, it kind of hurts my eyes. i could be the only one, but if you invert it to a silver background with black everything else, i think it would work out much better
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Re: WOW....the gen1 SRT Jeep guys really hate our Jeeps huh?

that forum opened in 2005...thats why they have more posts. We opened in may 2009 and are only 250k posts behind them! We will quadruple their size in the next 2 years. They have a 4 YEAR headstart.



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