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JVBW0527 08-31-2011 10:14 AM

To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
So, now that I've got my GC and my husband drove it the other day, he loves it! he has some issues with his truck and has been going back and forth for a while about getting rid of it. We bought it used so we are going to take a hit on it

I told him he should get rid of it and get another GC, he thinks that might look stupid if we both have GC's.....LOL!!! Obviously they would be different colors and probably different models...:)
He also likes the Wrangler, but hasn't driven one yet. I'm guessing with the 2012 Wranglers getting the pentastar V6, the gas mileage should go up from what it used to be?

I'm getting almost 23 in my GC.
ahhhhh.....what to do, what to do!!......LOL

On one hand i think it will be cool to have a wrangler and GC, but then i think how much i love my GC and having a second one would be nice!:D

markp99 08-31-2011 10:21 AM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
We have three JGCs in our driveway.

2011
2004
2000

Our UPS guy called us a Jeep Dealership! ;)

JVBW0527 08-31-2011 01:43 PM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
I think it would be cool to have two Grand Cherokees! Epecially if he were to get a dark color, since mine is white. :D

NHman 08-31-2011 01:57 PM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
A Wrangler would be a nice change of pace. Just think of the potential of warm weather driving with the top off.




Regards,
NHman

Scottina06 08-31-2011 02:32 PM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
I like the wrangler...but its nowhere as nice as the wk2. The 2012 is a huge improvement...but still no GC.

ChrisL1976 08-31-2011 03:02 PM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
I was originally looking for a UL wrangler, but ended up with a WK. Made more sense with a family and all. The newer wranglers are leaps and bounds over the old ones, but test driving them....the Wrangler is still the off-road vehicle king off the lot....thus leading to a stiffer on-road ride than the WK's. Or at least thats how it felt to me at least. I will say having owned 2 wranglers in the past...there is nothing like dropping the top, popping off the doors and going for a spin.

tat2boy 08-31-2011 03:32 PM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
I've got a '10 JK Unlimited Sahara and '11 WK2 Overland and am happy with both. I guess it depends on what he does for a living and whether or not he needs the toughness of the JK or the smoothness of the WK2. Even though the '12 JKs are much improved it's never going to be as luxurious or car like as the WK2. In my opinion I would go with the JK which would allow you'll more flexibility to use both vehicles in different manners. In my case, I use the JK and my '00 WJ for hauling stuff (i.e. Home Depot) and the WK2 for leasurely weekend driving.

Angel 08-31-2011 03:54 PM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
23 mpg ...I guess you are mostly driving highway, right?

Ron98GT 08-31-2011 04:16 PM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
After driving a 2005 Rubicon/Wrangler for 6 years and now driving my 2011 Overland for 5 weeks - get the Grand Cherokee! :D

A lot of couples in Las Vegas have 2 of the same type of cars/vehicles, but usually in different colors. I suggest the same, own two GC's but in contrasting colors (stone-white and black or charcoal = cool). :lol:

DKS-1 08-31-2011 04:25 PM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
I almost bought a Wrangler 4 door, but after driving a couple I decided I'd just get another GC. Now we have 3 in the family.

JVBW0527 08-31-2011 07:40 PM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Angel (Post 476400)
23 mpg ...I guess you are mostly driving highway, right?

Yes mostly highway, but with the usual commuting stop and go annoying traffic....LOL!!

Jim Hef 09-01-2011 08:41 AM

Re: To get another Grand Cherokee or Wrangler Unlimited??
 
Drive both, and see if you can put up with the crudeness of even a new Wrangler. Fun factor, yes, but unless you really want to get into the off-road stuff where it will easily outshine a GC, there are far too many negatives. Live axles both ends still give the old GC steering wander, interior noise factor, easily penetrated interior by nasty boys with the soft windows unless you pay considerable extra cost for the optional parts, etc. You can probably buy a leftover 2011 Laredo for about the cost of a loaded new Wrangler.


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