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robbversion1 04-20-2011 11:41 AM

New York Auto Show: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
 
Here's the reveal over at autoblog

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/20/2...w-york-reveal/


**drool**

fleuger99 04-20-2011 12:36 PM

It is cool but not something I'd ever consider buying. It does neither on-road or off-road super well as one would expect from a big heavy SUV with a setup for road use.

robbversion1 04-20-2011 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fleuger99 (Post 11400931)
It is cool but not something I'd ever consider buying. It does neither on-road or off-road super well as one would expect from a big heavy SUV with a setup for road use.

its more for those that like their speed in a straight line. 0-60 in 4.8 secs is nothing to sneeze at, especially from a 5000+ lb SUV

JeepOrvis97 04-20-2011 01:07 PM

Here's more pics(http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fb...884.7037526514), honestly, I like the old SRT-8 better.

robbversion1 04-20-2011 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepOrvis97 (Post 11401120)
Here's more pics(http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fb...884.7037526514), honestly, I like the old SRT-8 better.

yea...this one looks a little like an oversized compass

poops 04-20-2011 02:01 PM

Meh... I'd take an Overland, please.

fleuger99 04-20-2011 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poops (Post 11401429)
Meh... I'd take an Overland, please.

Trust me, rather get a Limited and avoid the QL ;)

JVBW0527 04-20-2011 02:16 PM

Ha! that's how i feel after reading alot of other posts on here about problems with the QL. I'm definitely getting a Limited!.....:)

JeepOrvis97 04-20-2011 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbversion1 (Post 11401154)
yea...this one looks a little like an oversized compass

When I first saw it on facebook I thought it WAS a compass at first and then I actually read the caption.

Does anybody like it? Even the front looks a little "smiley" it needs to look more aggressive.

CMac019 04-20-2011 02:32 PM

The more I look at it the less I like it.... It's nice, but they should have done way better.

AJeepZJ 04-20-2011 04:14 PM

Think I'll chime in on this one... of course most of us here would prefer and overland or limited over the SRT8. We, well... most of us.. have an offroad bias. But speaking from a purely objective stand-point it looks very good. It's aggressive and a lot of work has gone into it. Yes, the Compass looks like it - but the compass look-a-like won't be pushing <5's 0-60's. Also, very few people actually know what the thing is capable of doing off-road and on-road - I've read the articles, there is no true synthesis of it's capabilities beyond what EVERYONE already knows. So any speculation as to what it's capable of doing outside of that... is just that, pure speculation. You also can't have the best of both worlds. You can't climb mountains and move at the speed of light. The suspension in this thing is different, the brakes are different the 4x4 is different, dang thing is lowered, a lot is different. Anyone who expects the SRT8 to perform half as well offroad as it does on-road is being rather naive :shhh:

Having said that!

The Grand Cherokee has ALWAYS been 'the Jack of all trades, and a master of none" The different trims (laredo, limited overland, and SRT8 etc.) - are merely varying Jacks. Though, if had the money to blow.. I'd definitely have a few of these 'Jacks' in my garage.

OH! I should also point out that there aren't 'a lot' of people posting about problems with QL. But, there are a lot of posts by a handful of the same posters. Over 3100 QL equipped WK's have been sold thus far.

warrior99 04-20-2011 04:23 PM

6.4L HEMI :drool: :drool: :drool:

shmoods 04-20-2011 10:30 PM

I think the interior, wheels, and exhaust look pretty sweet but I purchased my JGC for Snow and off road capabilities.

volvite 04-21-2011 01:25 AM

I actually like it. The only thing I'm disappointed in, is still no LED tail lights.

JeremiahB 04-21-2011 10:28 AM

I like it, just not as much as I thought I would. I was definitely hoping for better wheels.....


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