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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone!

I just joined the forum and you have no idea how happy I am to be here. My first vehicle was a Dodge Ram and I sold it when I graduated high school because the high gas prices are not conducive to a college students budget driving a big truck. Then came mistake #1: I bought a Mitsubishi Eclipse...then a couple of years down the road when it was about to die came mistake #2: I bought a Pontiac Grand Prix. My parents have always driven Dodge vehicles, my brother and his wife both drive Jeeps. That has just always been our niche in the auto industry. I am very happy to be Driving a Jeep and vow to never drive another Mitsubishi or Pontiac again!

My name is Josh and I just graduated from college in December and got married in May so my wife and I had the joy of making our first "BIG" purchase as a married couple. I realize to some of you, buying a used Commander is not a "Big" purchase, but for a couple of people fresh out of college it is! Heck, when I was in college I thought Chick-fil-a was a big purchase! lol

We went to the lot with the intention of looking at a Jeep Grand Cherokee..but the size of the Commander was exactly what we wanted. It stole the show from every other used SUV in the lot.

We ended up with a 2007 Commander with 80k miles on it. The paperwork said that it is "Blue" but it really depends on how you look at it. Sometimes it looks Charcoal Grey...sometime dark blue. It is in really nice shape and has been taken care of. It looks like a brand new vehicle inside and out.

It does have the v6 ,but that is all that my wife would ever need. She just loves it. It feels like such a safe vehicle.

It says on the back that it is a 4x4, but there is no button to push, lever to pull or anything to turn the 4wd on. What is the deal with that?

I am going to put an aftermarket hitch receiver on it so that I can pull my little lawn mower trailer around when I need to. Does anyone have any recommendations?

I was looking at this one on ebay...but I really do not know what I am looking at when it comes to towing packages/receivers.




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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 01:16 PM
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You have a V6 Commander so it's full time 4 wheel drive. Just get in it, turn the key and drive. You have a single speed transfer case so it doesn't have 4 low. As far as the trailer hitch, I would recommend just getting the oem hitch/wiring harness from the dealer. It is a very clean install and probably not that much more then getting a universal hitch and wiring harness. You normally have to bring it to the dealer after install anyways so that they can enable the tow setting or else you wont get power to the trailer you are towing.




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We've been married for 15 years, and our used
06 Commander is still a major purchase for us.

We also went in on the intention of looking at a GC,
but once I saw the inside, and test drove a couple
of commanders I was sold.

Honey moon was cut short on the 8th day, see above
thread. If you can still get a warranty, I would jump
on it. (0.02) I have just about every option, and will most
likely need it since it was built in 10/05. (from what I've
gathered around here)

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