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Unread 10-19-2005, 06:19 PM   #31
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I like the menus too. It's very easy to set a variety of features, like door locks and other things. Very cool. I could barely set the clock on a Mercedes E500, it was not intuitive at all.

Glad the Jeep makes it a piece of cake.

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Unread 10-21-2005, 02:58 PM   #32
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I drove commando today today too!!!!!




oops, nevermind, I misread the title
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Unread 10-21-2005, 11:51 PM   #33
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We have been debating what to buy. We live near Georgetown, CA and need a SUV. The current deals available for the 2005 Grand Cherokee are VERY attractive and we've been researching for a while. Now that the Commanders are out, I like the option of having the third row. We've also looked at the Denali and qx56. I like the refinement and better interior, but I'm still leaning towards the Jeep.
For those of you that have had the for a few weeks? How is the ride? Has anyone gone for a long trip in it yet? It might have to come down to cost. Folsom Lake Jeep had a few 2005's fully loaded and they are willing to deal. (around 34k) No one isn't really willing to deal on the new 2006 Commander.

I got the cash and a trade in... just haven't made up my mind.
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Unread 10-22-2005, 12:24 AM   #34
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The ride quality is great, the engine is smooth and powerful. I looked at the QX56 and Armada too. Those drive very well too.

I wanted the offroad capability of the Jeep though, which I will test soon.

This sunday I am taking the Cayenne to Big Bear, and doing the difficult rated Gold Mountain Trail. I wish I could take the Commander, but this is the one Porsche club event where I can take my vehicle and not be looked down upon by the 911 and Boxster drivers. Heheh. Just kidding.

Ultimately, I didn't want the lousy gas mileage of the larger SUVs.

I wish the gas tank was larger, and I wish there was more room in the driver's foot area, but those are my two quibbles.
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Unread 10-22-2005, 12:26 AM   #35
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Yeah, looking at the $6K off or so that you can get on a loaded Grand Cherokee, it was a hard decision. But the $1500 rebate off a Commander, plus whatever you can deal, I think the Commander Ltd is worth at least $5K more than a Grand Cherokee. The sunroofs and third row are great, and in my opinion, it looks better and is more practical.

I was also looking at a LR3, but I think for $15K less, the Jeep is a good choice. Good luck.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...I/IMGP1659.jpg

And you can believe me, I will definitely be taking the Commander offroad. Here is what it shares the garage with. I just took the Cayenne S on Gold Mountain Trail in Big Bear today. It did well. Joined by a H2, Disco, Land Cruiser, Xterra, Range Rover, Cherokee, Touareg V10 TDI, and V8 Touareg.

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Unread 11-08-2005, 10:08 PM   #36
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Had my commander limitted for about a week now and couldn't be happier. I've owned and '03 Range Rover, '03 Lexus GX470, '02 BMW X5, '03 Escalade and and '03 Hummer H2 and the Commander is my favorite by far. I have been really impressed with the ride quality and the seating position. It has a look and stare quality to it.
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Unread 11-09-2005, 04:55 AM   #37
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The deal on the '05 Grand Cherokee is super and is no doubt the best buy. We have had our Commander for a few days and love it. The fuel milage is ok [15-16] but the ride super. The Limited has the perks such as moonroof, Sirius, 4.7L engine standard so that is the way I would go. If ride and comfort are high on your list then you will not be disappointed. The unique looks sets this suv apart from the others and for a Jeep purist, the throwback, retro looks of the Commander are a winner. We paid $700 over invoice for our Commander so I would shop around. Take a look at a small Mom and Pop dealer. I have found that the smaller dealers don't have the high pressure salesmen, dealer add-on stickers, and the overall buying experience at the smaller dealers far better. Good luck.
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Unread 11-09-2005, 10:26 AM   #38
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Wow, Kybanker, that is a lot of different vehicles in a short amount of time.

How would you rank the rest of the vehicles in terms of favorites?

Just curious...
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Unread 11-10-2005, 12:54 AM   #39
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I just bought a Commander in dark khaki 2 days ago and I love it. We own a 2003 H2 as well, but I love how the Commander handles. I drove a Lincoln Navigator for several years and I think that the Commander handles just as good if not better. The interior is nice and the third row of seats is a plus. I just ordered some extra stuff for it and I plan on having a lot of fun with it.
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Unread 11-10-2005, 09:39 AM   #40
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What kind of extra stuff did you order?

I added all the factory skid plates and the front tow hooks.

I was considering the roof rack. And maybe a yellow top Optima, to run accessories, like ARB fridge.
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Unread 11-10-2005, 07:41 PM   #41
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For F***'s sake do NOT buy a QX56, that thing rattles like crazy
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Unread 11-11-2005, 10:26 AM   #42
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I had researched the Armada and QX56 a while ago and found that many were complaining of poor brakes during the first editions of these models. You might want to look into that and make sure it has been resolved.
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Unread 11-11-2005, 01:00 PM   #43
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Ive had mine for a month now and could not be happier. I was hoping gas milage would be at 19 on the road but i just back from a 200 mile road trip and only got 15 but I love the hemi. I have yet to see another one on the road yet here in MPLS/St Paul. I got mine with just about every thing possible. The saddle brown seats look great with the inferno red exterior.
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Unread 11-12-2005, 05:29 PM   #44
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Very Kewl! I am happy ya liked it. God Bless ALL Jeepers!
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Unread 11-17-2005, 04:16 PM   #45
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Wow, Kybanker, that is a lot of different vehicles in a short amount of time.

How would you rank the rest of the vehicles in terms of favorites?

Just curious...

1.) commander
2.) range rover
3.) BMW X5
4.) Lexus GX470
5.) H2
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