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Unread 04-14-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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Potential buyer, got questions...

Hi, new to the forum. I am looking to get the limited or overland but am not sure which way to go... So here are my questions

Anyone have 3 car seats across? Will have an infant in nov., my son will be 18months then, and my daughter will be a lil over 3 yrs. Obviously all will be In carseats.

V6 or v8?? How much of a gas mileage difference are they? We are buying as a family car replacing my 07 Tacoma doublecab. My Tacoma has plenty of power with a 239hp v6. I don't tow but being without a truck, I may need to at some point.

As far as limited or overland. I am not sure about the air ride(long term repairs/probs)

If I get the limited, I would want the 20's, lux package, tow package(just in case), and maybe rear DVD.

Overland comes with the features of the lux package, has the 20's, the tow package.. and I would have to add DVD.. PLUS it has the fancy air ride(which I am not sure about)

So in the end when I build and price it comes out pretty much even for both

Lots of questions...What are your opinions?

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Unread 04-14-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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In all honest with 3 children I would look at the Dodge Durango. It is the same chasis and drivetrain but w/3rd row.
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Unread 04-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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In all honest with 3 children I would look at the Dodge Durango. It is the same chasis and drivetrain but w/3rd row.
I am looking at those too but with 2 car seats in the second row, the 3rd would be tough to access. Plus with row 3 up, there is not enough cargo for strollers and stuff. Not o mention the jeep is better looking
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Unread 04-14-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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I got a 08 wk and have 3 kids,4yo and 17mo old twins. We don't do it often but it is possible to get 3 carseats across. Since its doable in the previouse wk I'm sure u could do it in the wk2. I have a picture some where, as soon as I can find it I will post it.
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Unread 04-14-2011, 09:05 PM   #5
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gives you an idea how tight it is but that it can be done.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 04:00 AM   #6
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Thanks for the pic! The 2011's are roomier inside right? I did find a website that shows 3 across in a wk2. It almost looks like the way the seats are put in, the outboard seat is not centered on the headrest, which to me would mean more room in the middle. On your pic it looks like the seats are centered on the headrests..meaning maybe te latch anchors are out wider on the new one. Heres a link

http://www.motherproof.com/news-rant...ar-seat-check/

Anyone have answers/opinions on my other questions?
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Unread 04-15-2011, 08:34 AM   #7
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I'd go with the overland vs limited, by the time you add the stuff on a limited that comes standard on the overland, you're at a similar price point anyway. With that said, I realize not everyone follows the same logic. We generally buy the loaded up versions of whatever car/truck/suv we're in the market for because I'm willing to pay up front to prevent any "should have's" down the road. When we were buying our JGC, I happened to read a post from a fellow forum member that he had purchased the V6 JGC then traded in a short while later for the V8 model. With the hill climbing we do, we opted for the V8, although our test drive was a V6 and it seemed pretty decent.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 12:30 PM   #8
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with all the bad stories of the quadralift suspension, i may be staying with the limited...kinda worried about having issues with that..
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Unread 04-15-2011, 01:19 PM   #9
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I'd steer clear of the Overland because of the QL issues. I've had several problems with my suspension and wouldn't wish it on anyone. I'd never buy a vehicle with an air suspension system again after this. The rest of the vehicle is fantastic though so avoid this and get the Limited.

I was sure I was going to buy a V6 but after driving the V8 I had to get one. I now have around 2300 miles on mine and if I drive with a light foot (I commute daily in stop and go traffic) I'm hitting an average of 16.5Mpg and if I keep it around 75Mph highway my best was 19Mpg. If I did this all over again I'd go for the V8 again.

Good luck with your purchase.
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