ot talk to me about the new (05+) grand cherokee

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  1. pmoney

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    Is it reliable at all? They are selling for ridiculously cheap.

    Is the 3.7L decent for such a 4500lb vehicle? Or should I try and get the 4.7v8?

    The only way I can really afford a 4.7 is by getting it used, but there are some dealers selling the trucks with v8s for 20k with about 16k miles including the 8/80 CPO warranty.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Horrible resale value
     
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    exactly why i want to buy one used
     
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    the 4.7 is also more than likely going to have leather, 6 disc, and a roof and be a limited. you won't find 06's for 20k...only the laredo's

    www.familychryslerjeep.com some of the cheapest in the country

    the v6 in the laredo is just fine. i've driven them as a demo on and off all winter
     
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    yeah im looking at laredos. I don't need anything fancy in the car except for maybe the mp3 capable head unit.

    i found some place in greenvale, ny with a couple of the 06 v8s for 20k. If I buy used I want it certified (just because of the warranty).
     
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    if you're referring to the one with the auxiliary port, they're standard on 05+
     
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    07 5.7l hemi here. black fully loaded. company car :wiggle:
     
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    oh nice


    Yeah I need to test drive the 3.7L. We have a dealer near us, simmons-rockwell, they give insanely good prices, but since I'm also looking used, it best be certified.

    Thanks for the link.


    Do you know anythign about their reliability? I've heard good and bad stories about em.
     
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    what happened to the m car
     
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    I have a 2006 Grand Cherokee, fully loaded.

    I'll drive it until it dies, then I'll get another one.

    Fast, comfortable, and safe.


    5.7L hemi ftw.
     
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    oh yeah quadra track 1 vs 2...is there really a big difference?
     
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    gone.

    waiting for my 650ci to come
     
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    :cool:

    e90 m3 sedan ftmfw
     
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    I can't speak for the Grand Cherokee by itself, but Jeep's dependability numbers as a whole have not been all that good.

    You can expect to have about 2.6 problems in the first three years, compared to the industry average of 2.3 problems.
     
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    Yeah that kind of concerns me. I'll definitely be getting the extended warranty though.

    Then again those libertys are enormous POSes as were the last gen grand cherokees.
     
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    From what i've heard the <04s are even bigger crapboxes.
     
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    jafo land of entitlement OT Supporter

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    I never really thought the '05+ Grand Cherokee would be smaller than my '01, but it is. We took a trip to that God forsaken place College Station, TX and rented a GC. I had to force the luggage in the back, where as there was plenty of room in my '01. The visibility was a little different. I'm only 5'11" and I noticed the headliner is lower(roof) than the '01. After driving it we decided we would not be getting the '05+ GC.
     
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    To me the difference between 2.6 problems and 2.3 problems is acceptable, and I was more sold on the performance and luxury than anything else. It had the features I wanted.

    The Liberty might be a main cause of the 2.6 versus 2.3, though. :dunno:
     
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    :ugh:

    thats fucked up

    Ive been through foot drifts in a suby legacy
     
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    all 03 and 04's recalled for ball joints...yeah...i think so
     
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    not a big difference. I think quadra trac 1 lacked a neutral/low-range mode on the transfer case.
     
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    I love the price point for what you get and I don't need any luxury at all.

    oh yeah are the rear seats 60/40 fold down?
     
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    you mean the Liberty, or the Grand Cherokee?
     
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