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Old 04-30-2012, 07:53 AM
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:39 AM
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Moving today, already dropped off the e36, now just 2 cars left...oh and ya know appt stuff too
Have fun, I hate moving. I always get a truck with a lift gate, makes life much easier.

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Old 04-30-2012, 10:36 AM
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My life is going to be moving HELL at the end of this month. The house we currently have an application in on starts June 1, but our current place ends May 27.

That means the weekend of the 25-27th we have to move our crap out of the apt into a truck we'll have to rent for the week, steam the carpets to avoid being charged for it, and repaint the walls back to white.

We'll sleep in the apt that weekend and pack bags for the week between. Sunday-Thursday we'll have to stay with friends (including the cat ). Friday we're all gonna have to take the day off work, get our uhaul truck(s) that's holding everything we all own, transfer all four cars to the new house and move all of our stuff in that weekend.

Not looking forward to that.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:30 AM
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:35 AM
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blah blah blah uhaul truck(s) blah blah blah
Penske. They'll price match if you sweet talk em, have lift gates for local moves if you request em, and their equipment actually works. Also, once you get them to price match and get a quote you're happy with, lock it in and tell them you have AAA for an additional 12% off.

And again, lift gates FTW.

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:04 PM
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Same area. Have an application in on a townhouse near Reston right now, if that doesn't pan out then we'll be back to square one looking in Fairfax, Chantilly, Centerville and Reston for pretty much any house that will take a cat and has enough parking spaces.

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Penske. They'll price match if you sweet talk em, have lift gates for local moves if you request em, and their equipment actually works. Also, once you get them to price match and get a quote you're happy with, lock it in and tell them you have AAA for an additional 12% off.

And again, lift gates FTW.

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:55 PM
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:07 PM
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:20 PM
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:26 PM
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Thanks Frank!

Nice tupperware Ryan.

Soooooooo my latest kick for a DD is a 06-07 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Either the 4.7L or 5.7L 4WD. Pretty random I know, but when we move into a bigger place I'm going to be doing a lot more "homey" type of stuff. I figure it'll be nice not to borrow a truck or SUV every weekend to go to yard sales, home depot, furniture stores, and to cart around large chunks of the M3.

It'd be nice to have the ability to tow if I needed to, especially because I'd really like to do a LeMons or GRM challenge car or something in a few years, and the tow rating of either the 4.7 or 5.7 is enough for an aluminum trailer and a stripped out track car. Also, having a daily that actually happens to be damn capable off road could prove if not useful... entertaining.

My biggest pause is the mid-teens gas mileage but it'd run on regular and hopefully my drive to work will only be about 7 miles each way.

Do any of you guys know much about those cars? I had a buddy with an 05 5.7L that WOULD NOT keep oil in it after 90k miles. On the contrary, if you search for GC on autotrader and sort by mileage, there is a metric ass ton of 4.7Ls with well over 200k for sale. The tow rating of the 5.7L is only 7200 compared to 6500, and the power is 345/375 vs 235/295.

I think I'd rather have a lower mileage 4.7L optioned in a limited or laredo than a 5.7L in an overland.

If i actually wanna go down this path I'll have several months to research it myself, but thinking about this is more fun than working or trying to hammer out the logistics of this stupid move.

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Old 04-30-2012, 01:42 PM
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Joey, unless things have changed dramatically since my last Jeep, go for the I6 rather than the V8. Unless you're going to be towing boats and trailers the I6 is more than enough for DD/light carrying duties.

My old 4.0 I6 was completely submerged twice, on fire once, got an oil change every 6-8k miles, and I beat the piss out of it daily for 3 years. Still ran/started every day, the MPG never dropped over the course of my ownership either.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:50 PM
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Joey, unless things have changed dramatically since my last Jeep, go for the I6 rather than the V8. Unless you're going to be towing boats and trailers the I6 is more than enough for DD/light carrying duties.

My old 4.0 I6 was completely submerged twice, on fire once, got an oil change every 6-8k miles, and I beat the piss out of it daily for 3 years. Still ran/started every day, the MPG never dropped over the course of my ownership either.
They have changed dramatically. If I was looking at the WJ(?) models (98ish-04) I could get that 4.0L. I've heard only good things about that motor despite its relatively low power rating. But the WK gets the 3.7L V6 shared with everything uninteresting and chrysler and its a sh!t awful motor. I did a roadtrip in a Liberty with the motor and it could not get up a slight hill on the interstate without hunting for a gear like a dumbass the whole time. It also barely moved under full throttle. Luckily it seems like a lot of new buyers for the WK caught on, so even stripper model laredo's with cloth seats and no options but the 4.7L are fairly plentiful. I'd look into the 3.0L V6 turbo diesel but its gas mileage rating is lower than I would've thought and they are rare, meaning they are about 8-9k more than a similar V8 model. The ones I've seen are 10-14k with around 100k on them and varying options. Seems like a lot of car for the money.

Ideally I'd like leather, heated seats, nav, the 4.7L and 4WD. But I'd give up pretty much all of those except the 4WD and the V8. (heated seats would be a close second, god do i miss having those)

I can do without leather and add Nav myself later.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:54 PM
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yeah, forgot about that! My mom's liberty has the 3.7 and I hate that POS. Well, I hate the Liberty in general though. In that case, perhaps the V8 would by my choice.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:23 PM
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Ive heard nothing but bad things about the v8's...the 4.0 6's ive only heard great things tho. But this is just from people I know around me.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:16 PM
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For 10-14 you could easily get a L322 model, which is the 03+. BMW M62TU with the ZF 5 speed, and way the hell nicer to be in than a stripper GC.

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Its that cheap cuz it has a lower energy density than gasoline. So it takes more gallons of E85 to go the same distance as gasoline (E10).
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Joey, I've driven both the 4.7 and 5.7. The latter actually gets up and moves very well, however in both of them, I HATE the transmissions. The ones I have driven are lungy/weird feeling.


I know what boat you're in, trying to find a decent SUV for a decent price with decent fuel mileage.

If you really want a Jeep, I would get the grand Cherokee with the 4.0, you can get leather and all the goodies, and average 18mpg if you drive like a grandpa. Not sure on towing though.

This body style:

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Joey, I've driven both the 4.7 and 5.7. The latter actually gets up and moves very well, however in both of them, I HATE the transmissions. The ones I have driven are lungy/weird feeling.


I know what boat you're in, trying to find a decent SUV for a decent price with decent fuel mileage.

If you really want a Jeep, I would get the grand Cherokee with the 4.0, you can get leather and all the goodies, and average 18mpg if you drive like a grandpa. Not sure on towing though.

This body style:

Those are the better of the cherokees and the late 90's models with the 4.0 are nice also if slightly moddified.
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Joey, consider a diesel 1/2 or 3/4 ton. Theyre great for hauling but also get pretty damn good mileage. I know dmax's can return 20mpg no problem. My 6.5 (the motor before the dmax) gets me 12-15 on 60/40 oil/diesel, and up to 17 on straight diesel. Keep in mind I have a 1 ton dually truck too, so weight and aerodynamics aren't exactly on my side.

Make sure to stay away from the choke-n-strokes.


I mean powerjokes. The older ones I've heard had lots of problems. And plus, it's a ford
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