Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2007
Trim Package: Overland
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 81000
New Guy with a 2007 Overland
Hey all, I'm Bruce from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I bought a 2007 Commander with 67,500 miles last September from a friend who's owned it since new. I wasn't really in the market, but I did want something that had decent towing capabilities and I had always liked his Commander, so when he offered up a great deal, I had to jump on it. The previous owner is pretty loaded, therefore my new (to me) Commander is as well. Overland, Hemi, DVD, backup camera, power liftgate, Boston Acoustics, auto wipers, etc. Maybe a lot of that stuff is included in the Overland package? I need to do more research and learn about this stuff.
Other than a couple blingy add-ons he did (sill plates, chrome gas door), it's bone stock, plus a Mopar(?) roof rack. I'm interested in some minor intake and exhaust mods, and maybe a chip programmer thingy, but no immediate plans other than to change the oil again (I put 5W-30 in it recently, then learned on this forum I really need to stick with 5W-20).
It's my first true four-wheel drive vehicle (only an AWD Saturn Vue previously) and it sure was fun last winter...but it was so good in the snow it was on the verge of being boring. In a good way. I hope to take it on some mild trails in the near future, but I need to figure out the state regulations and licensing for that first.
I'm slowly coming to grips with the fact that a 345 cubic-inch V8 pushing around 5000+ pounds is going to have terrible fuel "economy," and once I can accept that, I'll enjoy it even more.
No pics at this point, but I'll try to rectify that.
[edited for clarity]
Last edited by doesgo; 07-05-2018 at 12:19 PM.