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Old 12-15-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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Cool Soccer dad WAR: CTS-V wagon vs Grand Cherokee SRT-8

What would you soccer dad's prefer?









I'd think id choose the SRT-8 because I live in the snow country and it's a PITA for my GT500 to ever hook up on its factory tires so it would be nice to have AWD and actually be able to get someone at a red light. It can also tow my junk since it now has a trailer hitch. The CTS-V is an awesome machine but too similar to the Z/28 which is similar to my GT500 but I would get one if they offered it with AWD, until then my dream soccer dad mobile will be the new GC SRT-8 with the new 8 speed auto and a trailer hitch.

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Old 12-15-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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man, its hands down... cadillac FTW. who would choose a Jeep over a caddy?
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man, its hands down... cadillac FTW. who would choose a Jeep over a caddy?
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I'm no soccor Dad...but......CTS-V PLEASE!!!!

And I'd just spend whatever I needed to on snow tires because I love that car so much!
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Tough decision for me. If I were to stay in California and have no need for carrying stuff around, I would want the CTS-V. Coupe preferable.

But if I planned on moving up north, I would definately want the SRT8. I like them both, but two completely different power levels and uses.
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I would take the SRT-8. I love the CTS-V sedan and coupe but the wagon not so much. I just think wagons in general are useless and ugly. I would much rather have an SUV if I needed room to carry stuff.
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I would take the SRT-8. I love the CTS-V sedan and coupe but the wagon not so much. I just think wagons in general are useless and ugly. I would much rather have an SUV if I needed room to carry stuff.
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SRT-8 for me. I love the CTS-V but not the wagon...
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:42 AM   #11
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CTW-V. I prefer it over the CTC, but would rather have a CTS. SUV's that have no off-road capability at all do not interest me at all. I'd take a Wrangler over a Grand Cherokee SRT-8.
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CTW-V. I prefer it over the CTC, but would rather have a CTS. SUV's that have no off-road capability at all do not interest me at all. I'd take a Wrangler over a Grand Cherokee SRT-8.
I don't know too many people that take their brand new suv's "off road" or 4 wheeling, but 99% of them need the AWD for living in snow country. SRT-8's with snow tires kick major butt in the snow and mud. Your totally right the Wrangler is the only new vehicle that can actually go off road and do well but still need body protection and a winch and Wrangler's suck for a daily driven suv and just get turned into a hard core rig if your looking for a suv with "off road capability" like you put it. So the other 99% of owners just need a SUV that wont get stuck in the snow and not looking for a rockcrawler.
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I don't know too many people that take their brand new suv's "off road" or 4 wheeling, but 99% of them need the AWD for living in snow country. SRT-8's with snow tires kick major butt in the snow and mud. Your totally right the Wrangler is the only new vehicle that can actually go off road and do well but still need body protection and a winch and Wrangler's suck for a daily driven suv and just get turned into a hard core rig if your looking for a suv with "off road capability" like you put it. So the other 99% of owners just need a SUV that wont get stuck in the snow and not looking for a rockcrawler.


My dad has an 08 four door wrangler with big tires and a lift kit and has never even taken it off road. I prefer performance SUVs like the Cayenne Turbo S
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If we're talking about a "no consideration for money" high performance people hauler, then there are lots more crazy options:

Cayenne turbo - 550 HP
X5 M - 555 HP
M63 AMG - 505 HP
Landrover Sport - 510 HP

Personally, I like the Porsche because it's actually a great offroader, high performance, luxurious, has a high towing capacity, and still has curb appeal even if it has questionable looks. Love the Caddy wagon too though! I'd love to drive one!

I wonder if they'll be putting the 392 in the SRT8 now? That would be a nice game changer!
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I hate to say it but I would take the SRT-8 for towing.
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I wonder if they'll be putting the 392 in the SRT8 now? That would be a nice game changer!
From what Ive been reading the SRT8 Cherokee will have the 392.
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Since the back seat is useless in the CTS-V Wagon...I would have to consider the SRT8 Jeep.

The problem I have with Jeep is my last one was towed out of my garage 3 seperate times. When you have the Jeep Roadside assistance number WRITTEN on your garage wall next to where the car parked...you start thinking of other vehicles. It's a shame too, as I LOVE the four door Wranglers.
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I don't know too many people that take their brand new suv's "off road" or 4 wheeling, but 99% of them need the AWD for living in snow country. SRT-8's with snow tires kick major butt in the snow and mud. Your totally right the Wrangler is the only new vehicle that can actually go off road and do well but still need body protection and a winch and Wrangler's suck for a daily driven suv and just get turned into a hard core rig if your looking for a suv with "off road capability" like you put it. So the other 99% of owners just need a SUV that wont get stuck in the snow and not looking for a rockcrawler.
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I don't know too many people that take their brand new suv's "off road" or 4 wheeling, but 99% of them need the AWD for living in snow country. SRT-8's with snow tires kick major butt in the snow and mud. Your totally right the Wrangler is the only new vehicle that can actually go off road and do well but still need body protection and a winch and Wrangler's suck for a daily driven suv and just get turned into a hard core rig if your looking for a suv with "off road capability" like you put it. So the other 99% of owners just need a SUV that wont get stuck in the snow and not looking for a rockcrawler.
I'm a firm believer in using a vehicle for its intended function. Drive SUV's off road, take sports cars to the track, haul stuff with pickups, etc.

And 99% of those who claim they need AWD for the snow, don't. And a lot of them of them end up in the ditch as everyone else drives on by. A 2WD car with snow tires is still better to drive in the snow in the majority of cases. No, it can't accelerate as quickly, but if the roads are shyte why in the world do you want to go fast? And sure, it might have a hard time getting out of deep snow, but there are usually workarounds for that (kitty litter, a mini-shovel, and some skill should work just about every time). In bad weather its far more important to be able to slow down and turn than it is to accelerate and AWD doesn't help in either category. The problem gets compounded when the driver has a false sense of security because they think that AWD=perfect for snow.
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They might change it for the new one, but I believe the old GC SRT8 had its trailer hitch removed in favour of the centre mounted exhaust
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not a fan of the wagon version, I'll take the SRT8.
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SRT8, I am spoiled by the Pattriots AWD, came in REAL handy this morning on the snow and ice covered roads I would probably rather have an overland though with the select terrain and the 5.7 Hemi as I do go offroad many times through the year (and yes the Patriot is far more capable than you think and what i thought when I got it and it is not even the FD2 offroad package).
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I would take the SRT-8. I love the CTS-V sedan and coupe but the wagon not so much. I just think wagons in general are useless and ugly. I would much rather have an SUV if I needed room to carry stuff.
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man, its hands down... cadillac FTW. who would choose a Jeep over a caddy?
Me, considering that Caddy is still a freaking station wagon I just don't get what people see in a station wagon. But I fully support everyone else driving them, makes all the other cars on the road look that much better
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SRT8.

Wagons remind me of my grandparents (in the '70s)!! I had to sit in the seats that folded up in the back, some of you know what I'm talking about!!!
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