"Outstanding"5.0 starson by DR_GOK
Pros: Tons of power, excellent build quality, very agile.
Cons: Big time gas guzzler. Depending on the GPS head unit you may or may not get live traffic.
Summary: I just got mine 1 week ago. It's a fully loaded Overland V8. I was leasing '08 Wrangler Sahara for 3 years and, though, it was fun for a while, driving stick in LA traffic is not an easy task. This new Grand Cherokee is fantastic. Tons of power, tons of great tech. Very laxoriouse inside. One negative about the tech- 430N head unit has no life traffic and uses Garmin system which looks and feels like a bad afterthought. So, if you are getting one, get 730N instead. I had it on my Wrangler and it was great. Nav was super clear and had life traffic though satellite that was accurate up to the minute. It is about $500 more but hey, it is worth that and more. I have yet to take my Grand out in the wild but i'm sure it will be just fine there as well- after all, i's a Jeep down to the bone.One thing a lot of reviewers are commenting on is "manual gear selection"- you are all wrong. You CAN'T select gears on this one. No manual mode. What that + and - next to the shifter do is restrict your highest gear so the trany cant go higher than the number you selected. It is very helpful when towing things or driving uphill. No manual shifting is no big deal. The transmission is very accurate smooth and fast to shift so, no need for manual hear. After all this is not a racing car, It's a powerful SUV.
Updated on Feb 11, 2011
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