New Jeep for towing?

Postby Inguneer » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:15 pm

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk may be coming to Australia. Good towing capacity and enough torque for the ramp:

http://www.motoring.com.au/jeep-reveals-worlds-quickest-suv-but-is-it-106744/
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby pawlo » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:28 pm

if you like endless dramas and warranty issues !
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby Inguneer » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:24 am

Yes, but its fast!
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby jakeyhamer » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:26 pm

pawlo wrote:if you like endless dramas and warranty issues !


5 years and 100xxxkms and not one issue with our jeep grand cherokee . Will get another one at the end of the year.

What problems have you had?
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby Dickj83 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:45 am

My mate got done by the dodgy gear shifter issue. Bent his door back on itself. Jeep admitted it was their fault but still wouldnt pay to fix it.
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby jakeyhamer » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:46 pm

That sucks. Im guessing it comes down having a good dealer that wants to fix the issues.
I must be lucky, I drive it hard and tow a my xstar regularly with it and haven't had an issue, fingers crossed until august when its time for a new one :)
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby jabiru8 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:28 pm

Gotta agree with Jakeyhamer. we've had 5 years across 2 new diesel Grand Cherokees, 80000k's and no issues. Tows like a dream, goes like the clappers & at this stage wouldn't consider anything else for our needs.
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby waysouth » Fri May 05, 2017 8:41 pm

jabiru8 wrote:Gotta agree with Jakeyhamer. we've had 5 years across 2 new diesel Grand Cherokees, 80000k's and no issues. Tows like a dream, goes like the clappers & at this stage wouldn't consider anything else for our needs.


A lot of myths about cars out there, every said the old landrover discoveries were , the new colorados are . Ive had both and done 125k in both with out any major issues and im sure the new jeeps are the same.

Cant wait to see how a new trackhawk goes the current SRTS go pretty well!
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby BRUTE » Thu May 11, 2017 7:09 pm

We've been towing our Sleekline CX22 for 18 months with a WKII Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, and as the add says, "We're gunna need a bigger boat!". Ours has been a great tow car, Tow Mode, tyre pressure monitoring, 8 speed auto and great cruising fuel economy. The big 6.4l donk loves overtaking when required.
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby Simba » Sat May 20, 2017 6:18 pm

pawlo wrote:if you like endless dramas and warranty issues !


mate your referring to the jeeps 10 to 15 years ago.... the Jeeps these days are bloody good. I dont own one, but i would absolutely buy one in a heart beat
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby oilman » Sun May 21, 2017 4:26 am

Have had our Grand Cherokee diesel 3 years and just done 75,000 kms and I cant fault it. More power and torque than all the duel cab utes out there, one of the best tow vehicles out there for the money.
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby snwbrd » Tue May 23, 2017 2:13 pm

Ah this is good to see we were actually just looking at one of these on the weekend. Very tempted to go the SRT but I reckon the standard 5.7 v8 will probably have enough power for runs to the shopping centre :)
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby pawlo » Wed May 24, 2017 7:56 am

'mate your referring to the jeeps 10 to 15 years ago.... the Jeeps these days are bloody good. I dont own one, but i would absolutely buy one in a heart beat'

About half the people I know who have bought them in the last few years have dumped them early because they are lemons. I wouldn't touch one.
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Re: New Jeep for towing?

Postby jakeyhamer » Tue May 30, 2017 9:11 am

snwbrd wrote:Ah this is good to see we were actually just looking at one of these on the weekend. Very tempted to go the SRT but I reckon the standard 5.7 v8 will probably have enough power for runs to the shopping centre :)


Jeep ditched the 5.7 v8 after the a year or two because they were gutless, compared to the srt and still heavy on fuel. When I was looking between the two the v6 petrol was better on fuel, cheaper to service and probably easier to sell later down the track. not everyone wants a gas guzzling v8. Either go the srt and save your money and stick with the 6 unless you need to tow near the max of the 5.7 v8, which is 3.5 tonne. The v6 and srt are only 2.8 tonne
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