Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Sunshine State
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
Current Mileage: 125K
Hello & Such
Hello from FLA. New to the forum and Jeeps. I purchased a 2006 Commander Limited Hemi 2WD in October 2018. 125K miles on it, nice deep red paint (which I love) and some chrome accents. I love the boxy-style SUV's like these Jeeps so I was happy to finally get one. Dealer said it was just serviced by them before I bought it - I should have checked the oil. Sent it to New York with the wife and kids to spend time with family. 3 weeks after they left, it was run dry of oil and blew the motor. No signs of oil leaks, and only the Transmission Overheating light came on prior to the motor going bye-bye.
So I own a nice looking lawn ornament which is sitting at a mechanic's shop in NC until I can pay the man $4,900 for a rebuilt.
I'm not crazy about Jeeps (or the Chrysler/Dodge family), but like I said, I love the style of the Commander. I plan on many mods to it once I get it back in February.
Looking forward to reading, asking and showing all things Commander in the near future.