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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-15-2008, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep Commander mentioned in US news &world report

Saw this article today on Yahoo and wanted to share it. They talked about
Hummer and other SUVs along with struggling sales. Here is what they said about our favorite Jeep.

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Cars Hurt Most by $4 Gas

Jeep Commander. That thing got a Hemi? Better hope not. The big V-8 engine was a hit back when gas was $1.50, but sales of the Commander--city mileage with the optional Hemi: 13 mpg--have plummeted 48 percent so far this year. Other SUVs are in bad shape, too. Sales of virtually every midsize SUV have fallen by double digits, and there's now such a glut that some dealers won't even accept an SUV as a trade-in.

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Just because the commander gets bad gas mileage doesnt mean its not a good vehicle. I dont know of any vehicle out there that gets good gas mileage besides gay prius' and honda civics. Oh yeah they have those smart cars toooo. Id love to rear end one of them and see it crush like a pop can! Haha




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Oh yeah they have those smart cars toooo. Id love to rear end one of them and see it crush like a pop can! Haha
It is far safer than you give it credit for. Just because it is small does not mean it will crush, it has a tridium saftey cell (nascar type roll cage).
Here is an interesting story: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...ash-test-8069/
Or this one that was rear ended: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...ar-ended-5518/





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Seems like a good time to buy a spare Commander.


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I would think twice about buying a Commander now. I looked at trading in for a Liberty and the dealer only offered me $13K for mine. I thought wholesale trade in should of been at least $16K. This is as bad as the 70's when you couldn't give the big cars away.
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I would think twice about buying a Commander now. I looked at trading in for a Liberty and the dealer only offered me $13K for mine. I thought wholesale trade in should of been at least $16K. This is as bad as the 70's when you couldn't give the big cars away.

Be prepared to be eaten alive by the vultures around here after making this statement.

I tried to make a similar statement for any potential buyers who may be visiting the site and have since been crucified.
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Rant warning: rant ahead...

Buy the vehicle that's most appropriate for your needs. If you have a large family or need to tow, then an SUV is a decent choice. If you commute 50+ miles per day each way, buy a comfy but economical commuter car. If you have both needs, then each person should use the appropriate vehicle.

As far as gas and mileage goes, there's a reason the government mandates the mileage number be listed on the window sticker on a new car. If you own a vehicle that gets bad mileage, and you complain about it, then you seriously need to take a good long look in the mirror at Captain Obvious staring back at you. I'm so tired of hearing people complain about how our trucks get crappy mileage and that the resale value sucks. News flash: the resale or trade value of ANY USED CAR SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! Anything with a motor that burns fuel and is used on a regular basis is going to lose value. Any vehicle that weighs ~5,000 lbs, has permanent 4WD and has (mostly) a V8 engine is going to get mediocre mileage. Want mileage, buy a Civic or Prius, but don't expect me to bail you out of a snowdrift when you get stuck. Want capability, buy an SUV like ours, but don't expect me to listen to you complain about the bad mileage of your vehicle. Complaining about lack of engine choices (i.e.: diesels) will be tolerated but only for a short time.

In short, you bought your ticket, now you get to ride the ride. Don't complain that its the wrong ride after you've sat down and its started, there's no turning back at that point.

Rant over, now returning to our original thread...

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I knew what I was buying, funny thing is I didn't care. My Commander rocks!! I traded a Jetta getting 27+ MPG. I have dogs, go camping, fishing etc etc. My commute is short anyhow. Next month it will be short enough to bike it so who cares. (3/4 miles)
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Thank you RW! I agree with your rant! I have allways "lost" money trading my cars in. But sometimes we all gotta vent a little. -43

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my lease isnt up until feb and im already thinking about getting a grand cherokee. really never used the 3rd row in this beast in the 2 years ive had it, heh.
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