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    Hemi

    I'm getting pretty close to buying a GC Overland with a V6 however reading through the forums, especially the "price paid" thread, a lot of you are getting the Hemi. As gas will approach $4.00 gal., aren't any of you Hemi owner's concerned about a 15 avg. per gal. vehicle? I currently drive a Honda Pilot with 205,000 miles and consistently get 18 mpg. It's not great and the V6 in the GC won't be much better. I stop twice a week for gas which is a PIA although a 24 gal. tank would certainly extent that interval compared to the 18.9 gal. Pilot. I test drove the V6 yesterday and thought it was adequate although I do miss my 4.2 Toureg. That was a rocket albeit at 14-15 mpg. I'm I just being cheap? I won't be towing anything so I just don't need the power. Any opinions? I'm sure there are.

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    I am in the same position. Looking at a Limited and debating between the V6 and Hemi. As you said I find the V6 more than adequate. I would probably not question the need for a V8 if I too had not read the posts here.
    The only thing that concerns me about the V6 is that it is a new engne. So, technically no reliability history.
    The V8 is just extra power, but less gas mileage. I read the Hemi is made in Mexico and the V6 in the US.
    I have also read some people talking about the Hemi making a ticking noise.
    I am not going to tow either.
    I have drove the V6 and like it. I have yet to drive a V8. I am leaning towards the V6 because it is $1500 less and has better gas mileage.
    Wish the V6 had dual exhuast.
    Not sure if this helps.

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    Didn't bother to drive the six after test driving the Hemi. After owning the Hemi for 3000 miles, I can't imagine having less torque then I have now. The Grand Cherokee is a heavy vehicle and I like the ease that my Jeep pulls away from a light.

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    Please note that fuel savings with V6 may not be what you expect. I have WK2 Laredo X 4x4 with V6 and I get consistent 10 MPG (100% city driving). I drive like "an old lady". At this time I have 700 miles on the odometer - don't know if mileage will improve later but so far I am disappointed - this is nowhere near advertised 16MPG

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    With a brand new car with about 98% city driving and some remote starting and idling checking radio controls/operation etc. On my first tank of fuel (overland 4x4 - v6) I averaged 15.6, evic and calc. was within .1 mpg.
    Now on the second tank, same city driving, evic is hoovering around 15.9-16.0 mpg.
    As a comparison, for my type of driving I had an ford expedition and the average mpg was 13-13.5 mpg.


 

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