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Czark9 10-28-2011 10:33 PM

Need info on 2011 grand Cherokee purchase
 
Need info on 2011 Grand Cherokee purchase
I'm considering a 2011 Grand Cherokee purchase. This would be the 5th Jeep I've owned, the past were 2 Wranglers (Rubicon which is my daily driver, and the one I will never get rid of) and 2 Cherokees.

I test drove the laredo with the 3.6. Not bad, but I don't like not being able to shift from 2wd to 4 lo and hi. So I am now looking a limited or a used Overland w the 5.7.

My concern is the dependability of the 3.6 (I have read many horror stories) v the 5.7.

The 4x4 system of the laredo v the limited or overland. Is the laredo 4x4 worth a hoot ,being the design of a design where the computer decides when you need 4x4?

I will be towing a small trailer, maybe 1k pounds.
Some off road, but mainly will be the wife's commuter vehicle until the weekends. I know the 5.7 will consume more fuel but is the dependability better than the pentastar???

I thank you in advance for your help as always.
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jeepster23 10-28-2011 10:45 PM

Re: Need info on 2011 grand Cherokee purchase
 
You cannot switch any of the systems to 2wd

ColdCase 10-29-2011 11:51 AM

Re: Need info on 2011 grand Cherokee purchase
 
Yeah, the base is full time 4WD, the upgrade is the full time 4WD plus 4WD lock with low range.

All are capable, but the wranglers are better on the challenging trails.

Czark9 10-29-2011 12:17 PM

Re: Need info on 2011 grand Cherokee purchase
 
I have now spent a few hours reading every post on the different 4x4 systems and on a personal choice will be looking at the quad drive II system for the use of 4 low.

Now the decision is 6 or 8 cylinder???
Limited or used overland


Ugh, but thanks for the replies

jeepster23 10-29-2011 12:56 PM

Re: Need info on 2011 grand Cherokee purchase
 
Here is all the info you need.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_tcases.htm

AAAA 10-29-2011 01:34 PM

Re: Need info on 2011 grand Cherokee purchase
 
Have V6 in Limited. 11,200 miles. No issues at all. Engine is OK for me and gas mileage is great. I had 750 lbs. of top soil in the back this spring and it drove as if it was empty.

fljeepleo 10-29-2011 02:54 PM

Re: Need info on 2011 grand Cherokee purchase
 
You can get 4 low in the laredo.

Kevlars 10-29-2011 11:56 PM

Re: Need info on 2011 grand Cherokee purchase
 
Either will do. I think the Hemi has a better feel espically off road. When I test drove them the 6cyl seemed to struggle off the line. But that is my opinion..... You should test drive both of them and make up your own mind.

sidneyj 10-31-2011 08:45 AM

Re: Need info on 2011 grand Cherokee purchase
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Czark9 (Post 505832)
"My concern is the dependability of the 3.6 (I have read many horror stories) v the 5.7."

What kind of horror stories?

Jeeters 10-31-2011 01:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepster23 (Post 506044)
Here is all the info you need.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_tcases.htm

just fyi, that page suggests Quadra-Drive II is not available in the Laredo and only optional on Limited and Overlands. But it comes on the Laredo with the Weather or Offroad packages.

jeepster23 10-31-2011 02:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeeters (Post 506819)
just fyi, that page suggests Quadra-Drive II is not available in the Laredo and only optional on Limited and Overlands. But it comes on the Laredo with the Weather or Offroad packages.

No Quadra Drive II is ONLY available on Overland Models.

Jeeters 10-31-2011 03:29 PM

Re: Need info on 2011 grand Cherokee purchase
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepster23 (Post 506852)
No Quadra Drive II is ONLY available on Overland Models.

Oops. yes, I read "Quadra Drive II", but my brain said "Quadra Trac II".

Freedom-Drive, Quadra-Drive, Quadra-Trac, Command-Trac, Selec-Trac, Selec-Terrain, etc.... it all just blurs together after a while and leads to brain farts. :o


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