Be Honest - Why do you want this truck?
By Dave on
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 4dr SUV 4WD (6.1L 8cyl 5A)
In buying this truck, you need to be honest with yourself. Why do you want it? Do you need the utility aspect (ie. cargo space, towing, luggage rack, etc.)? Do you need something fuel efficient...scratch that...do you need something even remotely fuel efficient? Do you need to consistently move 4-5 people around in it? If you answered, yes to any of these, get a Tahoe, or Yukon. If you only need some of these occasionally (and rarely at that) then this thing is incredible. If you want a vehicle that is fun to drive and to look at, and occasionally need some versatility to haul stuff, or move people, then this Grand Cherokee SRT8 is worth a serious look. I bought this after owning a Grand Cherokee Limited.
The ride, handling, acceleration, the exhaust sound, & the look. The NAV, heated seats, sunroof, satellite radio, and handsfree phone system (uconnect) make it really comfortable on the inside. Also, it has an incredible amount of leg room for the driver. I am 6'4" with room to spare. Lastly the value!
This is a loaded question. I would say it would be nice to improve the fuel economy a little, but at what sacrifice to the performance? I'd say a nicer material finish (not hard plastic) on the dashboard, but then add another $5k to the sticker? Jeep & SRT8 nailed it. If you can find one, get one.