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Unread 05-12-2007, 06:31 PM   #1
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How much to fill up? Shame on Jeep.

I'm totally in love with the GC's, and really want one...V6 is just fine for me. However I'm really ticked off that Jeep does not get better gas mileage. I mean heck, I can almost drive an H2 with a V8 and get the same mileage I was pulling with my retal Jeep with a V6. I think I was getting 13 MPG around the city. The most I pulled was 19-20 on the freeway.

Now why in the heck would Jeep make a full time 4x4? That should be an option for people who want it, if you ask me... I prefer 2-wheel drive, and select 4x4 WHEN I need it. Humm...2-3 more MPG would be a good thing, Jeep.

So...how much is it costing you guys to fill up with these high gas prices? It's about $3.30 around here for base fuel.

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Unread 05-12-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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It costs me gobs to fill up, but I hardly do it. I have about a 5 mile commute. We use my wife's car for most of our running around. We all have 20 gallon tanks. Jump onto gasbuddy.com to find out what we're all paying.

I knew going into it that the GC gets poor gas mileage. I love having full time 4wd, plus how well it does off road. If gas mileage really was an issue, I'd get something else, so you'll hear no griping from me.
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Unread 05-13-2007, 11:01 AM   #3
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i pay around 50 bucks and this summer it will be 60. if you look into epa fuel economy ratings jeep brand is one of the worst in fuel economy.
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Unread 05-13-2007, 11:04 AM   #4
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Hey. Sell the jeep. Someone else would love to have it and prolly wouldn't ***** about knowingly buying something with such bad mileage.
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Unread 05-13-2007, 12:05 PM   #5
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Even better just give it to me. Just think how much money you will save if you don't have to buy gas.
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Unread 05-13-2007, 12:31 PM   #6
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Unread 05-13-2007, 12:52 PM   #7
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Costs me about $100 to fill up from empty. I never complain about fuel prices.
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Unread 05-13-2007, 12:57 PM   #8
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Unread 05-13-2007, 01:00 PM   #9
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I had a little less than 1/4 tank last night. Pumped in $40 and it didn't even gurgle like it was close to full.
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Unread 05-13-2007, 02:26 PM   #10
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Don't get my comments wrong, I love the Jeep, and I'm probably going to buy one. I'm just ticked off that Jeep could not try for better gas mileage. Man a V6 with 13 miles per gallon...wow.
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Unread 05-13-2007, 02:28 PM   #11
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Unread 05-13-2007, 03:35 PM   #12
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Don't get my comments wrong, I love the Jeep, and I'm probably going to buy one. I'm just ticked off that Jeep could not try for better gas mileage. Man a V6 with 13 miles per gallon...wow.
The weight of the vehicle has alot more to do with mileage than the engine size. Buy something that isn't a bloated pig if you want better mileage.
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Unread 05-13-2007, 03:39 PM   #13
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I have the inline V6, most of my driving is rural community stuff (to school, to work) maybe a few miles of highway on the weekends. I average between 15 and 17 mpg(depends on my driving style for the week). I usually let the tank get to about 1/8th (depends on day of week/$$) so it costs about $60 +/- $5.
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Unread 05-13-2007, 04:59 PM   #14
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I have the inline V6
That makes no sense.

The weight is why the WK V6 gets horrible mileage. Get a V8 or better yet the Hemi and you will have better gas mileage. Another thing is that with the WK, most are driven on road hence the full time 4WD.
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Unread 05-13-2007, 05:02 PM   #15
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I have the inline V6...
Great, now I have a headache, lol.

Seriously, if you want better gas mileage and still some off road ability might I suggest you look into a Toyota 4Runner or something? I don't understand the concept of buying a vehicle you don't want just to save 3 mpg though. If you figure 12,000 miles per year, you would burn 923 gallons at 13 mpg, and 750 gallons at 16 mpg (typical for a V6 4Runner). That 173 gallon difference at $3.30 costs $571.15 extra for the year...... give me a break, I spend more than that on coffee.
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