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Old 08-13-12, 02:07 PM   #1
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Jeep Commander

Anyone have/had a Jeep Commander? I want to get either a truck (F-150, Ram 1500) or a Commander. I love Jeeps and have owned several Wranglers and Cherokees, but know nothing about the Commander. I know it's big, bulky and gets terrible gas mileage, but I really like the way it looks, it's size and that it's a Jeep. Thoughts?
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Good truck. Don't bother with the 5.7 Hemi, you pick up less than a second 0-60 and about 1 second on the 1/4 mile, doesn't make much difference. The 2006 had electrical issues, but it was a first year vehicle. It handles very truck-like, sprung very soft and it doesn't hide its weight well. It blows around a lot on the highway. Actually gets better gas mileage than the last minivan my parents had.
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Old 08-13-12, 02:23 PM   #3
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Oh, and it has an excellent turning radius. Better than most midsize cars.
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That's no Jeep. Isn't it just a Dodge Durango in a bigger body?
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you should get a ford transit
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That's no Jeep. Isn't it just a Dodge Durango in a bigger body?
Yeah, with a different drivetrain and chassis. It's also smaller than a Durango It's mostly Mercedes markings underneath it.
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Yeah, with a different drivetrain and chassis. It's also smaller than a Durango It's mostly Mercedes markings underneath it.
I knew it was a corporate cousin in a Jeep suit, I couldn't remember which one.
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its not a direct carryover from anything
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Also considering the Chevy Tahoe. The Durango is just butt ugly. I think the Commander is the best looking SUV on the market. Will a size 52 bike fit in the back standing up with wheels on?
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My dirt jump hardtail did, didn't have the 29er or the rigid then. It should I would think.
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Avoid the first model year. I looked at them after I totaled my last Expedition. Ended up going with another Expedition because it was a better vehicle for the money, but I do like the looks of the Commander.

If you are curious, the reasons I went Expe again, all the seats lay flat, and it's 4 foot across the rear, so a sheet of plywood or drywall will slide right in perfectly. Also independent rear suspension makes it handle like a much smaller vehicle than it is. Though I was really tempted by the Commander, I probably would've ended up being frustrated when I needed to go get plywood to build something, and I couldn't find one in price range either.

But I did learn the first model year had lots of issues and you want to stay away from those.
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I have a 97 Expedition with 250,000 miles on it and it runs great. I would buy another if they ever come out with the diesel engine.
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First model year had some electronic stuff, not a big deal, but the center console/radio has to be replaced if any bulbs burn out, which they will.
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I have a 97 Expedition with 250,000 miles on it and it runs great. I would buy another if they ever come out with the diesel engine.
They newer ones with the independent rear is a completely different animal. It really makes a world of difference in handling and ride, to the point that most people call it really boring to drive because it is so smooth and handles so well.
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I rented a Commander, Drove it from Knoxville to Baton Rouge. Comfortable, ride kind of rough, horrible gas mileage. And it was like driving a bus. So big.
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I rented a Commander, Drove it from Knoxville to Baton Rouge. Comfortable, ride kind of rough, horrible gas mileage. And it was like driving a bus. So big.
The mileage is about on par with pretty much all gas SUVs and full size trucks. I've been driving 3-series BMWs for about the last 10 years (wurrent one has 150,000 miles on it) and ready to get something bigger and newer. I like the 3rd row seat so I can pile the whole family in there with friends and head out to the beach or load up a bunch of stuff for house projects. We had a Nissan Pathfinder that we got rid of a couple of months ago. Just wasn't big enough. Replaced it with a BMW 528I which is simply the finest automobile I've ever driven. Now we have two cars. Need an SUV again. We had a Suburban a long time ago, but they are just too big. I think a Commander is just right and I haven't seen any bad reviews of them.
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You don't get much space with the 3rd row in use, just fwiw, think about a rooftop carrier.
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Another vote for the Expedition. Had a 98 with 200,000 miles on it before it killed by a runaway tow truck in a rear end collision which bent the frame. Damn.
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The mileage is about on par with pretty much all gas SUVs and full size trucks. I've been driving 3-series BMWs for about the last 10 years (wurrent one has 150,000 miles on it) and ready to get something bigger and newer. I like the 3rd row seat so I can pile the whole family in there with friends and head out to the beach or load up a bunch of stuff for house projects. We had a Nissan Pathfinder that we got rid of a couple of months ago. Just wasn't big enough. Replaced it with a BMW 528I which is simply the finest automobile I've ever driven. Now we have two cars. Need an SUV again. We had a Suburban a long time ago, but they are just too big. I think a Commander is just right and I haven't seen any bad reviews of them.
I have an Escape. Works for most stuff, has a truck chassis. If I need anything more, I rent a trailer.
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Oh, I thought this thread was about the Commando.



Those were actually cool.
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