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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 6.1 V8 5d Auto (2007/07)

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 6.1 V8 5d Auto (2007/07) - Owner Review

The fact it has a humungous boot space and can go offroad, but can still beat my wifes M5 0-62.
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Review submitted by
Joe Hilton on

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 (06-10)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Who cares though, when you've got 450BHP of V8 to play with?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
It was hillarious when i pulled up to my fathers house when i had it new. I treated it to a £70 car wash when it was two days old and then thrashed it over to his house. My trick though was that I parked it infront of his garage, so when he looked out of his window...all he could hear was a 6.1 V8 450BHP at 7000RPM!!! He absolutly loved it and he is 70! The neigbours envy it cause they have a Range Rover Sport Supercharged and its not as fast!

Would you buy this car again and why?
I love it... but i always like a change and you really do feel guilty driving it.

What are you likely to buy next?
Most probably something more eco friendly like an AUDI RS4 or pehaps the new BMW M3 when it comes out.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£36,000

When did you buy the car?
March 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes great deal. £5000 off. Basically cause i pushed them beyond belief.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
The best bargin car in the world! Easily do 160mph. Goes off road. Massive engine. Take the kids to school. Extreemly comfortable. Satnav, TV DVD, WHOPPING SOUND SYSTEM. All for £36495! ok i'll admit the mpg is very bad. it gets just 9mpg. oh dear.

What was the dealer like?
Very good overall. They make a bad cup of tea though.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Absolutly fantastic. For something that ways 2500KG, it really can go round a corner amazingly fast. There is enough feel through the wheel, sublime grip and a very well tuned suspension that will take me up my dirt track to my house at atleast 60MPH. My old Range Rover Overfinch would only do it at 50MPH. Fantastic motor to drive overall. Its a real drivers car.

What's it like to park?
Better than the Range Rover Overfinch V8, but still difficult. The parking sensors are annoying not only because they broke, but because they only bleep when very close and you can't see the rear ones because the dog guard is in the way.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
YEP. The parking sensors went faulty after four days. But apart from that everything is A OK!

What's most practical about your car?
The fact it has a humungous boot space and can go offroad, but can still beat my wifes M5 0-62.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Has to be the sound system. Boston Accoustics have done a great job. 300watts, no distorsion and its god almighty loud!

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