Yet another "what car to buy" thread...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by TheOtherBart, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    I popped in and met Leonard, nice guy for sure. He's on the lookout for a Traverse that might suit me. I need to do some more research on this cam chain thing though. Probably nothing, but...
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  2. kfsinc

    kfsinc Chaingolian Observer

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    I've got a Jeep Commander. Three rows, front seats are nice, middle are ok for kids, third is small, very small. It gets about 15 on the hwy, 11 around town.

    I'm not a big fan of how it looks, but wifey loves it.

    90K+ miles on the 5.7 Hemi and no problems with the engine or any other components. The all wheel drive is outstanding in snow and mud. It pulls the 5,000 boat like it's not even there ('cept for the even worse gas mileage).

    The Commander is the same chassis as the Grand Cherokee, but with a more boxy body.

    Certainly worth a look.
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  3. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    I'll add it to the list, but gawd is that an awful looking vehicle. Of course if wives had good taste how many of us would still be single? :cry

    It's looking like the Traverse issue is only on '08-'09 builds. Of course the one I found for $15k is an '09.
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