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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-29-2009, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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What to look for or stay away from?

Hi Guys,

I am thinking about picking up a low milage used XK for the wife. There are some pretty good bargains out there right now. I am leaning towards a limited with the Hemi and a tow package.

Question is this:

Is there a year to stay away from? Are there any options or configs that I should stay away from? Also, what highway milage are you guys getting out of the 5.7?

Thanks for the help,

-Eli
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There are some pretty significant differences between the 08' and 06-07' commanders...if you can find a used 08' HEMI I'd jump on that and see what you can negotiate.

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There are some pretty significant differences between the 08' and 06-07' commanders...if you can find a used 08' HEMI I'd jump on that and see what you can negotiate.
What are the main differences?

Thanks for the help.

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Jeep changed alot of fit and finish on the dash (for the better IMO) and the nav unit was completely swaped out , touchscreen, flip out screen, hard drive to store stongs, the works. Thats why you'll see alot of ppl on this forum trying to upconvert to the new MyGig system. Also note the HEMI has a little more power on the 2009 XK's, if you're looking to buy NEW.

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The warranty on the '06 is nearly worthless. Fortunately, my dealer has fought the good fight on a couple of items, but bottom line is go 07 if you can...

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The basic warranty on all model years is the same--3 years/36,000 miles. After 2006 they all have a lifetime powertrain warranty but I don't know if that is transferable to a new owner on a used vehicle.

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After 2006 they all have a lifetime powertrain warranty but I don't know if that is transferable to a new owner on a used vehicle.
No, it is not transferable.

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We got our 08 sport 4.7 for 16.5 Great deal! dealer holdover Id stay with the 4.7
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I just got a loaded limited 4.7 dealer demo for 28k. My wife loves it and feels safer than in her durango in the snow. The 4.7 seems to have more power and torque than my 4x4 chevy 1500 with a 350v8. good luck with your search. Keri
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Hi, I just bought a 08 Overland 5.7 Hemi and love it. On highways I get about 17-18mpg's and combined highway/city I'm getting 14mpg. Out the door with taxes everything, $32K. Sticker was 27K, but we purchased the lifetime warranty that covers bumper to bumper. I know it may be excessive but we also have a range rover that cost me $1k everytime I have to step into a dealership. I figured if anything goes wrong all I have to pay is a small deductible and i'm good with that. Good Luck! I love my Jeep.
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