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Old 03-28-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Grand Cherokee, Wrangler?

Which one would you guys prefer to have and why a 2007 unlimited x wrangler or a 2007 grand cherokee laredo?

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Old 03-28-2009, 11:01 PM   #2
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Honestly, if you're considering the two then get the Cherokee. Wranglers are for people who want Wranglers and nothing else will substitute.

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Asking Wrangler owners what they prefer, Wrangler or Cherokee is like asking a 9 year old if they prefer icecream over brussel sprouts
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ok, well what u guys think is better for a 16 year old.
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Option C- Honda civic because most 16 y/os couldnt afford the gas for either a wrangler or grand cherokee. But on a serius not I am a firm believer that a kids 1st car should be a beater that they learn to take care of and a ding here and there is to be expected. I cant stand parents that buy their kid a brand new car for their 16th b-day to only have the kid wreck it a few months down the road because they hadnt put in the time behind the wheel to know how to treat a new car.
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Thats a different story.... being a father of a nearly 16 year old daughter, by answer may be somewhat biased, BUT I a looking for about a 10 year old accord, dependable, not too flashy and still large enough to take a couple of hits. ALSO I am still young enough to remember being 16 and I had some flashy cars in high school. My first was a Mach 1 Mustang (which I got rid of about 5 years ago and I am 40 now) and a 72 Stingray.... Needless to say I caught the attemtion of many officers of the law. I remember driving my 87 Wrangler years back and my 08 now and this type of vehicle requires the driver to pay "closer attention" than most vehicles. If you are really wanting a Jeep, Then I would opt for the Cherokee... (Not knowing your ablities and so on.... after all you could be the grand child of Walker Evans and be able to drive circles around all of us)
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:18 PM   #7
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I don't think he said it was for a 16 year old. Think Cherokee...>>street car...Jeep>>...off road and street car. The best part of a Jeep is that when you reach the end of the paved road, and I have done this a lot in New England, I used to not want to venture further. I really get a kick out of my wife now when she says "are you sure we'll be able to get back out of here?" when I get way out on a dirt road and it gets rutty and mucky, and the vehicle is really rockn' and rolln'. If you can imagine yourself in that position, get the Jeep. If there is no adventure for leaving the pavement, get the Cherokee.
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I don't think he said it was for a 16 year old.
see post #4
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see post #4
I went back and looked closer at post number 4. I can't tell if he was saying that your answers in the previous threads would have been better for a 16 year old or if he said what about if this car was for a sixteen year old. My first impression was that he was looking for a mature response. Now I'm not sure which he meant.
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Both are good Jeeps. Both are safe Jeeps. Both get crap mpg. For 16 year old, either one is fine. My pick would be the wrangler. Sit up high, top comes off, go's in the snow, did I mention the top comes off? What one does the 16 year old want might be the better question.
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ok, well what u guys think is better for a 16 year old.
Ok, sixpack...what did you mean by this post?

Always best spoken from the horse's mouth. Are you searching for a vehicle for a 16 year old? Or were you looking for a more concrete reason to decide Cherokee or Jeep? Which was it?
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im looking to decide cherokee or wrangler
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OK, so it appears you are trying to decide for yourself and my interpretation of your 16 year old post was correct. In which case, my statement about when the pavement ends might help you decide. The Cherokee may be more stable on the road but what you have to decide is what use are you intending? Would you like to get off road with it? Most people who post here are already sold on the off road capabilities of the wrangler (the real jeep). Maybe if you expand on what you are looking for the vehicle to do might help these folks to relate their opinions/stories.
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OK, so it appears you are trying to decide for yourself and my interpretation of your 16 year old post was correct. In which case, my statement about when the pavement ends might help you decide. The Cherokee may be more stable on the road but what you have to decide is what use are you intending? Would you like to get off road with it? Most people who post here are already sold on the off road capabilities of the wrangler (the real jeep). Maybe if you expand on what you are looking for the vehicle to do might help these folks to relate their opinions/stories.
did you mean a 16 year old post or a post for a 16 year old?

It all depends on what you or whoever its for is looking for, then again, my 05 is running like such a p.o.s. lately, I'd trade it for a Hyundai.
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did you mean a 16 year old post or a post for a 16 year old?

It all depends on what you or whoever its for is looking for, then again, my 05 is running like such a p.o.s. lately, I'd trade it for a Hyundai.

Well you did go and hit it with a tractor.....Id be pissed at you too!
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im looking to decide cherokee or wrangler
He said it in this post, he is looking to decide for himself (or herself) not for a sixteen year old. This was in direct response to my question about it.

Anyway, sorry to hear that your jeep is feeling under the weather. Or according to Jp90Talon under a tractor??
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yea like jk'n said its all up to you and what you are going to do with the jeep. if its just going to be your daily driver then its really just which one you think looks better and just get a rear wheel drive one and be happy lookin fly. if its gonna be you ride to school and also your ride any where you want offroad then get the 4x4 wrangler get some good all terrains and be happy knowing you can go places most hummers and trucks cant. we cant really tell you what you want all we will do this being a wrangler forum is talk you into getting the wrangler cause they are the greatest if you want a real discusion on the wrangler/cherokee issue try a jeepforum website that has people who own both so you will get both sides of the story. i dont know about the rest of the people on this site but i do know my wrangler inside and out but i couldnt tell you a thing about a grand cherokee that would help you answer your question
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They are both fine for who ever wants one. But the wrangler has a removable top. The lift kits attach to a frame in stead of a Uni-body and as stated above they don't get the best gas mileage. Expect 10-18mpg from either one of these.
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I have always and only wanted a real jeep...cj, wrangler. If you don't care that much about it, get a cherokee. I'm sure they are fine CARS (but I prefer a JEEP). (but don't buy a 2 wheel drive wrangler. that's an abomination).

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