I think I am going to jump on board
I have owned many a Jeep in the past, from the CJ5, CJ7, a bunch of Wrangers, few Cherokees, and a couple of Grand Cherokees. I must admit that when the Commander hit the showrooms I loved it, but didn't need it. During our last Grand Cherokee day, grand children came into the world, as they got a little older the spousal unit saw a segment on 60 minutes about how easy the seat belt could be released by accident in a collision. She then with in weeks decided to move over to a Expedition EB 4x4. A couple of months ago we gave the Expedition to our daughter and her family. We figured we could get by with just our current garage stable of vehicles (2008 F-550 crew cab conversion, 2006 reg cab F-250 Ford V-10, 2005 Lincoln LS V-8).
However we do kind of miss having an SUV type vehicle for quick trips and grocery runs (Costo included) and having an area in the car that has A/C to help keep cold stuff cold.
Here is where the Commander comes into the picture. I am looking at two different models. One is an 08 Sport with the Mountain Edition 4.7 V-8 4x4 nicely equipped New for around $22,000.
The other is an 2007 Limited fully loaded with the Hemi 4x4, brand new, but I have no idea as to what it would be worth now. Edmunds price line on a used with near no miles list is around $22,000.
So what are your thoughts.
Also kind of off the main train of thought, is there enough room in the back seat for a child car seat and yet have any seating room left in the front seat?