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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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If I have to replace my 2008 Commander

What is a good comparable to my 2008 Commander in newer (2012-2014) models (any manufacturer) ?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 02:10 PM
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Thats Helpful ^^ but it is correct. Due to the new grands being 4 wheel independent and also costing upwards of 45k for a top of the line, i would re-consider your option to get rid of the commander. Granted the new Diesel grand is a great idea in the overland with air ride.

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Tough to find something with elsd on front and rear now. The closet size/performance might be the lr4. The closet performance/price might be a new grand c.

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I bought the 2014 Grand Cherokee with the 5.7l engine. Couldn't be happier. Takes a couple of days to get used to the design difference between the Commander I traded and the Grand.
The electronics, 8.4" Nav screen and all the bells and whistles are really a treat. I thought the Commander was well equiped but this new stuff is phenomenal.
I loved my Commander but sooner or later most in here will trade it off for something newer with all the latest gadgets.
You can still get 12-14 grand for your Commander which will soften the blow when you see the price of the Grand Cherokee.
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I bought the 2014 Grand Cherokee with the 5.7l engine. Couldn't be happier. Takes a couple of days to get used to the design difference between the Commander I traded and the Grand.
The electronics, 8.4" Nav screen and all the bells and whistles are really a treat. I thought the Commander was well equiped but this new stuff is phenomenal.
I loved my Commander but sooner or later most in here will trade it off for something newer with all the latest gadgets.
You can still get 12-14 grand for your Commander which will soften the blow when you see the price of the Grand Cherokee.
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Those new grands do have their upsides, the diesel puts out a whopping 420 ft lb's a torque and a few people have fit 35's on the stock trailhawk edition.

Funny enough though, my next vehicle is definitely gunna be an older rig, like a CJ Scrambler or Suzuki Samurai. I've never been big on all the little "gadgets" as it just seems to be more things that can break and only be fixed by the stealership, but to each his own.

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Have you considered a Wrangler Sport? Either a four banger or the awesome in-line six would be inexpensive and easy to maintain.

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