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Hello everyone,
I'd just like to introduce myself and show you a couple shots of my new Commander. Although I am a stranger to this forum, I am no stranger to automotive forums. I was a longtime member of Camarov6.com as well as Bimmerforums.com .
My previous vehicles include a 1999 Camaro http://www.cardomain.com/ride/623109/1999-chevrolet-camaro/page-9
a 1994 BMW 530I (which I still have) and a 1995 BMW 540i/6 which I traded in on Saturday for the Commander. I had a 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada in there somewhere too.

I am very familiar with automotive repair, but this is not needed with the Commander, I purchased a 3 year unlimited mile warranty for the vehice.

The color is Behryl Green.



Please feel free to use this thread to post links to other informative threads. I would like to learn as much as possible about my new car.


Thanks for looking.
 

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Welcome aboard. Beautiful color. :eek:rangehat:
 

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Welcome to the forum! I think you will like it here.....
 

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You'll find it all here. I just got my '06 in December and have found a wealth of info here. Same color as yours too.
 

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Welcome! Very nice commander!
 

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This is a wonderfully dangerous place - Welcome :)

Soon you will be looking to make your already offroad ready XK even more so.

Lots of good experienced people on here to help you with any questions or concerns.
 

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Good looking Commander. Which engine do you have ?
 

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Welcome to the club!
 

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Welcome to the forum. I bought mine in early January and have learned tons about this Jeep's maintenance, capabilities etc. A good place to start is the Easter Eggs thread. Lot's of neat tricks and features listed there. Cheers.
 

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It's a 4.7 V8. Plenty of power for an SUV. I heard that the 2008s have 300hp. What are the differences? And do any of the performance parts swap over?
 

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It's a 4.7 V8. Plenty of power for an SUV. I heard that the 2008s have 300hp. What are the differences? And do any of the performance parts swap over?
I was wondering the same thing....
 

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Welcome! I've learned a few things here too, happy reading & happy Jeepin'!
 

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305 hp for the 4.7 L on '08 and up. Different heads, cams (dohc) really made a 40 hp difference between the older 4.7 L and the newer one. Doing some of the performance mods will also really wake the engine up further (Superchips & a K&N or similar cold air filter will gain you another 30 hp. easily).
 

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What do you think of the right hand drive conversion? It is the source of my major grievance with the Commander. For you left-hand-drive guys, sit in the right front seat and see how your view of the guages and switches is obscured. The indicators for the shift lever are on the wrong side for RHD and they couldn't have even been bothered to move the handbrake lever - or the bonnet (hood) release. Even the radio is arse-about. I expected better for a $80K vehicle. Still, I love my car and would not swap it for anything (apart for the new Landrover Discovery, which I think has a major edge over the Commander - and is a true right-hand-drive vehicle)
 

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What do you think of the right hand drive conversion? It is the source of my major grievance with the Commander. For you left-hand-drive guys, sit in the right front seat and see how your view of the guages and switches is obscured. The indicators for the shift lever are on the wrong side for RHD and they couldn't have even been bothered to move the handbrake lever - or the bonnet (hood) release. Even the radio is arse-about. I expected better for a $80K vehicle. Still, I love my car and would not swap it for anything (apart for the new Landrover Discovery, which I think has a major edge over the Commander - and is a true right-hand-drive vehicle)
Boy, I hope the exchange rate between U.S. and Australian (your Australian right?) is 1:2, because a fulled loaded brand new Commander goes for $40k in the states. I'd consider a few thousands extra for an export reasonable for additional costs and market factors. You also have the diesel, don't you? So that also would easily add a couple thousand over the less expensive gas motors.

I also find that shocking, they leave all those things on the left for a RHD drive vehicle, bad form IMO. As you say, they are going to lose out to competitor they can beat, because they didn't take the extra steps of switching around the few interior pieces to where they should be for a true RHD vehicle.

Although radio, I can see how that would be worth the effort to create a RHD version, with so many different modular and constant changing models and features. That fall into the too much money for too little benefit catagorie. I wouldn't think dealing with volume and tuning knobs swabed would be that big of a deal.
 

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Gee, it looks very familiar - the same as my silver commander that has been in the repair shop over 50% of the time since last April. BTW, I also had a beautiful white and platium Olds Bravada. An awesome car probably 1 or 2 next to my Envoy & factory cust order 85 Cherokee Larado.
 

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Mongo: At the time I got the Commander, one $AUD would by $US0.88 or thereabouts. Nigh on parity or a little over now but the Aussie dollar has slipped over the last few days post tsunami to around $US0.97.

On top of that, the Jeep is considered a luxury car and I had to pay this elected-by-losers, pinko, bleeding heart, de-motivating, socialist government we have about $18K luxury tax so that they can redistribute my hard-earned coin to the tosser layabout scumbags that have infested our malls. (oops...are my politics showing???)

As to the conversion, I stuck my head inside a 300C the other day, and they have done exactly the same thing!

Oh, the radio thing ain't so bad - you mostly do it on the wheel in any case...but just another thing on the list. The bonnet release can be a pain in the arse sometimes - I travel a fair bit on a ferry where you have to pop the bonnet for a security.
 

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The only thing that bugs me about the cluster of gauges in my Commander is the lack of a mechanical oil pressure gauge, that in my opinion is an absolute must have and sometime this Spring I am planning on trying to set up a pillar post mounted Autometer gauge so I can have a quick glance view of the most important thing associated with a running engine. I would have done it before now but its not going to be as easy as it sounds to do, and I want it to look professionally done too. I'll post pics once I finally get it installed.
 
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