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post #1 of 5 Old 06-24-2007, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Input on Commanders wanted

I've never owned a Jeep, so I thought I'd ask you guys......

My wife is looking at Commanders. She needs the third row of sets occasionally and we have some land so she needs some light off-road capabilities (mud and ground clearance mainly, not rock crawling). She really likes the Commanders.

So, what is the general quality of the Commanders? Any major complaints or quality issues? Which engine/transmission would you recommend? Any options you'd stay away from?

I appreciate any input you could give us.


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post #2 of 5 Old 06-25-2007, 10:05 AM
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I have had my Commander for just over a month and absolutely love it.
This is my third Jeep, and we have had about 9 in the family.

Everyone in the family likes the Commander the best. I highly recommend it.

2007 XK Stock (for now)

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-25-2007, 07:11 PM
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When my wife's beloved 04 Special Edition was totaled, we went directly for the Commander. She loves it and so do I. We drove the Limited but ended up getting the standard edition. It has the 4.7 and does fine. It is black with the Grey Hulk wheels and really looks mean. I can highly recommend them.

It is best however, to drive one and see for yourself.



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post #4 of 5 Old 06-26-2007, 02:01 PM
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I love my 06 Jeep Commander and my wife loves it too. Here are the cons to the XK.
1. The third row seating is great for kids ONLY.
2. Ground clearance is a little low
3. The stock tires are not good at all in the mud

Here is a list of things to get with your XK better ready your XK.
1. A lift (2" will do fine)
2. New tires that have more bite (REVO's are always good)
3. All 3 skid plates
3. Tow hooks
4. Towing package
5. Quadra-Drive II
6. Rock rails
This is just what I think would help you in your light off-road usage.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-27-2007, 05:39 AM
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Love my '06 XK. I would also love a larger fuel tank. The 20 gallon tank is somewhat limited. I've got 13K on mine. Third row seating is useless, unless for little ones. When all seats are up your rear view is very limited also. When all seats are down the "gap" between the 2nd & 3rd row can hurt a pet. To me, these are all issues that i can deal with. Performance wise, I am quite impressed with my 4.7 QTII.

I may be half the Jeep driver that you are...But, I'm twice the Jeep driver I used to be! - Bob
'06 Commander-Light Khaki-65 Year Anniversary Edition
4.7 - QTII - Tow Package - Commander sunroof
Rear seat moon windows on top - Rear park assist
6 cd changer - Heated cloth seats - Stock 17's for now
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