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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Switzerland

Hello All,

Bar the paper work, I will be soon the owner of a Commander 5.7L Hemi V8 Limited, bought second hand with 24'000 KMS. (14'900 Miles). 2006 model. And should be able to pick it up this coming Friday.

Lots of people are asking why did I by a 5.7L V8 - given the pretty lame milage. My response is simple. Powerrrr (wink at Mr. Clarkson of Top Gear). Actually prices of petrol have halved, I do little milage

My daughter will be horse jumping next year, nothing high level, but her first competition year, and given te lack of pulling cars available, I needed a car able to pull two horses, in a horse box, in and out of muddy fields. And seat the occasional seven and MOST important, a air conditioning zone in the boot for our dog, an Australian Shepard.

All the things my Golf V R32 could not do.

As a memeber of the corvette forum, and having appreciate the members sharing of information, I felt it may be a good idea to join your forum. After all the 5.7L Hemi is no longer sold in Europe, and I think there may not be that many any way.

I could have gone for a diesel, but I find them noisy and smelly

And;

I also own a Corvette Z06, 515 BHP, DRM cooling on the brakes, dpa and Hawk Hps+ rotors and disks, OMP bar and harnesses. Which I use on track in Europe (Dijon, Le Mans, Bresse, Monza and maybe Spa next year.)

So I am a V8 fan

Off roading - well I live in Switzerland and even at home I am at 396M above sea level. (1299 Feet). So snow, steep gradients, off road in Mountains etc is our lot. Think Stelvio Pass in the snow.

I have joined your forum, as I am member of the corvette forum and enjoy the exchange of information and shared experiences. Also, as the Hemi is no longer sold in Europe, I am not sure there are many around.

So my first question, how many 5.7L Hemi V8, Limiteds, Black, left the factories in 2006.

For reference I have 1 of 515 2008 Atomic Orange 2008 Corvette Z06.

So I hope I am welcome to join as foreigner.
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As an owner of an 06 with the HEMI and can tell you that you will LOVE IT! Welcome to the club!





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Welcome to the club! You will love playing with your Jeep! Out of curiosity, how much did yours cost? I wish I could find some Swiss Alps to play in!

RIP - Silver '06 Limited; 5.7 Hemi; 2" TerraFlex Lift; 255/70R17 Bridgestone Dueler REVOS, Horizontal Inclinometer, Signal Frog Antenna Ball, Surco Safari 50"x50" Roof Rack, GetLost4x4 bumper, Bulldog 9k Winch, GetLost4x4 Rock Rails - (should have added a snorkel)
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Welcome Leman. Are parts readily accessible for mods there?
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Welcome. I too have a Corvette. Enjoy your new Commander.
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Would love to see some photos of your new commander up in the mountains!!
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Welcome Leman! Hope you will enjoy this forum as much as i enjoy it. Don't forget to show pictures. Tnx
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Welcome Leman! I hope that you enjoy your new Commander, I love mine!!!
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Thank you all.

I will take as photos as I can. I have a couple of trips planned, to Grand St. Bernard at year's end, and Chambčry (Switzerland) in February. PLus the weekends in the snow!

I do not have a delivery date, but keeping my fingers crossed for this Friday, as I will need the 7 seats already.

As for parts for mods. Although Switzerland is one of the biggest 4x4 markets in Europe, I have not seen that many COmmanders on the roads. We have a proper dealership, so I doubt that I will have too much trouble. I am used to importing stuff from the US as well.

I will keep you posted and hopefully have some photos on the Weekend or, next week.
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Hi Leman!

Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your new ride.
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