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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    No way would I spend over $50K for a non SC RRS. Crazy pricing indeed

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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    *puts flame suit on*

    What do you guys think about the new JGC SRT8?

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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by UAV View Post
    *puts flame suit on*

    What do you guys think about the new JGC SRT8?
    I like it actually. Not quite in the same league (brand value and luxury wise) as the RRSS, but I've read great reviews about its on-road driving manners.
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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by UAV View Post
    *puts flame suit on*

    What do you guys think about the new JGC SRT8?
    I took a 2014 out for a spin a few weeks ago. I went with my little sister to get her new limited GC and salesman was trying to convince me to trade in my rover. Here's my thoughts on the srt8...

    It's really noisy. I enjoy exhaust notes and like a little noise. The srt8 sounds like a rousch mustang inside with all windows up. Would start to get old once you want to just drive.

    The suspension is very race tuned and stiff. It's barely 1/3rd the quality of ride as a RRS. The lesser GC is a nice rising vehicle as I have driven my sisters a few times now. I will say it handles very similar to a bmw x drive car but a whole lot stiffer.

    The stereo lacks refinement. It's very fancy gadget wise with a big screen and lots of apps and menus. Very similar to wife's new Santa Fe just lacks the high quality clarity of the RRS system. That might be due to it just being a loud chassis design with a lot a of feedback from sport suspension.

    Fit and finish is ok exterior inside is nice. I don't like all the chrome trim around windows and grilles etc.

    It dies have slightly more interior room than l320 in back seats and cargo area.

    I feel it's a King of the trailer park jeep model. It's 73k for noisy stiff and fast. I will say that they claim 475hp and at first drive doesn't feel 100 hp more than my HSE and is def not as fast as a SC sport.
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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    The reason I asked is my local dealer had me test out one of their '12 model SRT8's. Great looking rig, don't get me wrong, but as soon as mentioned I was on the market for a RRS, they started down playing it and building up the JGC. Go figure. My first impressions,

    1. Interior felt CHEAP. No way around it. I don't care if it had similar amenities the RRS i.e. heated steering, heated seats, HID bixenons, etc

    2. The ride was very "sporty", not entirely firm, but solid; much more car like. It wasn't as forgiving to road impurities as the RRS's i've driven.

    3. Yes, it was very NOISY.

    4. On paper, it's faster than even the RRS s/c; did it FEEL faster? Not even close

    5. Brakes were VERY competent even after a few freeway halts

    6. The infotainment system/sound system was, well, Jeep. My friend's Mazda CX5 GT had a better system than it. If I'm paying anywhere north of 40k for a vehicle, that sound system better please me! Nonetheless, the sluggish RRS non-HDD system is no champ either lol

    7. When I walked away, locked the truck and looked back, I didn't receive anywhere NEAR the satisfaction of knowing that I just stepped out of my range rover.

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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    UAV (& everyone else) CHK OUT THIS BEAUTY!.. I don't see this NOT being worth the price even with it being a 10'. (Just my opinion)

    http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=301158978377

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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    I did see that in my search. Honestly, I'm sure the work put into the exterior was extensive, but for me, it's too flashy! I'd be devastated if I got a scratch on THAT let alone one without the fancy kit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keybeeetsss View Post
    UAV (& everyone else) CHK OUT THIS BEAUTY!.. I don't see this NOT being worth the price even with it being a 10'. (Just my opinion)

    http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=301158978377

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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by UAV View Post
    I did see that in my search. Honestly, I'm sure the work put into the exterior was extensive, but for me, it's too flashy! I'd be devastated if I got a scratch on THAT let alone one without the fancy kit.
    I definitely concur with this!!! Hahaha

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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    Lol, I'm just a man that wants a 2010+ black/tan RRS s/c. Is that asking too much?!?!

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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by UAV View Post
    Lol, I'm just a man that wants a 2010+ black/tan RRS s/c. Is that asking too much?!?!
    Hahaha
    It took me some time to find the 1 I wanted but I'm extremely glad I was patient.. You'll find the 1u want! Heck, I'm sure U'll have some help

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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    Guessing you want lower mileage than this one, but otherwise this is probably the right specs?

    http://www.landroverofsudbury.com/ce...01540c8be7.htm

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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by UAV View Post
    Lol, I'm just a man that wants a 2010+ black/tan RRS s/c. Is that asking too much?!?!
    It took me a while to find mine, but just to tease you
    2011 RRS Supercharged, Santorini Black on Tan, ATB front and side grilles
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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    That MIGHT be the winner..

    Quote Originally Posted by Jnz View Post
    Guessing you want lower mileage than this one, but otherwise this is probably the right specs?

    http://www.landroverofsudbury.com/ce...01540c8be7.htm

    Shipping might not be that bad, if you find a dealer that does it regularly.
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    It took me a while to find mine, but just to tease you

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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by UAV View Post
    *puts flame suit on*

    What do you guys think about the new JGC SRT8?
    We were cross shopping the RRS and JGC SRT. Drove both. Guess you know how the decision ended.

    Previous comments by others are accurate regarding interior quality and noise. But noise is part of the deal IMO when the marketing and positioning of the product is to be a hard core performance vehicle. We drove a 2012 and the problem with the vehicle was the 5 speed tranny. It was too slow, too spaced apart for an engine that needed to be revved to keep in prime power band. Suspension was stiff but very reactive to input. Better even than our E70 X5 4.8i with Dynamic Suspension. Breaks were wonderful.

    The SRT could be seen as a tarted up Laredo with 6 cylinder, 2 wheel drive, and cloth seats. Only so much can be done to improve the product given it's starting point. RRS is a higher quality product in its base form and it shows everywhere.
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    Re: What to choose? Your thoughts

    My local dealer has a black and tan SC not even with GT look with 19k miles but wants 70k?


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