Jeep Garage  - Jeep Forum

Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum (http://www.jeepgarage.org/forums.php)
-   Grand Cherokee - WK2 - (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/)
-   -   New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i?? (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/new-wk2-overland-v8-or-3-year-old-used-x5-4-8i-14929.html)

Danco 11-08-2010 10:56 PM

New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
All,

First I would like to say how helpful this forum is. I have done a lot of research here, and I appreciate everyones time and input.

I currently drive an X5 4.8i (2008) fully loaded and have an opportunity to buy it out of the lease for the same price as a new Overland V8. Before the x5 I drove a 2003 limited and really loved the truck.

Is there anyone who made the switch from an x5 to the new jeep? What are the pros and cons of making the switch? After getting used to the acceleration of the x5 does the v8 seem too slow?

I miss my jeep and the fact that I could drive anywhere but I have really gotten used to the speed and handling of the X5. What would everyone do?

Marlin 11-08-2010 10:59 PM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
WK2 for certain.

As sweet as a 4.8 X5 is, they're not a vehicle to own out of comprehensive factory warranty, and the stories are growing daily of very expensive fixes judging by some forums I've seen.

I've not driven a 5.7 WK2, but I still think the 4.8 X5 would be a better drive, but the Jeep actually has some off-road ability.

JoeSchmoe007 11-08-2010 11:05 PM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
Do the search in this forum for X5 - someone here made this exact switch. It's a bit apple and oranges comparison.

Overlander57 11-08-2010 11:12 PM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
I have a 2009 Murano that I bought in April of 2008 when they were re-designed. I love the car, but as it approaches 3 years old I have to decide to get an extended warranty or get into something new. I'm actually considering an X5 or X6 (hot!) But for the price, I find the Overland a better value. A similarly equipped X5 is $25K more and the X6 is $30K more. Money is not really the issue, but value. I've got a deposit on the Overland Hemi in Blackberry / Saddle; should be here in about a month. Unless it doesn't look like the books I'll be in the Overland for the New Year! :)

Danco 11-08-2010 11:12 PM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe007 (Post 298317)
Do the search in this forum for X5 - someone here made this exact switch. It's a bit apple and oranges comparison.

Do you have a link to the discussion you mentioned? I tried searching and nothing came up.

Thanks.

NYCSRTATE 11-08-2010 11:14 PM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
The Jeep hands down for the money you get more options etc then anything out there right now.

I got mine for $1000 over invoice and it is fully loaded.

Scottina06 11-08-2010 11:23 PM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
I dont know much about the X5....but a new vehicle vs. a vehicle youve had for 3 years....IMO. Time for a NEW Jeep!

Knightrider03m 11-09-2010 12:01 AM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 298329)
I dont know much about the X5....but a new vehicle vs. a vehicle youve had for 3 years....IMO. Time for a NEW Jeep!

x2

walterhudson 11-09-2010 12:15 AM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 298329)
I dont know much about the X5....but a new vehicle vs. a vehicle youve had for 3 years....IMO. Time for a NEW Jeep!

Right on....The hemi GC will be a total dog compared to the X5...however ,that being said ,the GC is a better vehicle in countless ways ....An X5 off warranty would scare the crap out of me.

White Chocolate 11-09-2010 12:57 AM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
New WK2 forsure. Especially since its a new vehicle. Claimed to be their best SUV, I would go with the Jeep

Danco 11-09-2010 07:06 AM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
Thanks for everyones opinions. Anyone on here actually go from x5 to overland V8?

JoeSchmoe007 11-09-2010 08:45 AM

Re: New Wk2 Overland v8 or 3 year old used X5 4.8i??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danco (Post 298324)
Do you have a link to the discussion you mentioned? I tried searching and nothing came up.

Thanks.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread...ate#post289622 and the next post


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community