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post #1 of 38 Old 04-20-2011, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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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/


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post #2 of 38 Old 04-20-2011, 11:36 AM
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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.

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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
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post #4 of 38 Old 04-20-2011, 12:07 PM
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Here's more pics(http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fb...884.7037526514), honestly, I like the old SRT-8 better.

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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
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Meh... I'd take an Overland, please.
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post #7 of 38 Old 04-20-2011, 01:11 PM
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Meh... I'd take an Overland, please.
Trust me, rather get a Limited and avoid the QL

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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!.....
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post #9 of 38 Old 04-20-2011, 01:25 PM
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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.

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

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post #11 of 38 Old 04-20-2011, 03:14 PM
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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

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.

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

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post #14 of 38 Old 04-21-2011, 12:25 AM
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I actually like it. The only thing I'm disappointed in, is still no LED tail lights.

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