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So, I have been thinking- not a lot about jeeps but when my mind crawls out of the gutter its back to them :icon_lol:

 

My thought was a cheapo daily- put money into a V8 swap into the TJ or by an SRT and then drive the TJ as long as possible before getting the I6 rebuilt.

 

I have also toyed with the idea of getting a stroker built up etc but still wont be a V8- love the noise.

 

I realise its all about what you want and do etc but the costs could be the same for a stroker build as to getting a transplant! ( i knew i shouldn't have visited that Hot rod shop)

 

So back to the original question any one on here run one?

I am curious about the day to day running costs of a newish Srt? I would be using it as a daily driver i imagine.

What are servicing costs like compared to a Rubicon etc is it much more expensive?

Ideally if the new JL is available with the option id have one but i have a sneaky feeling it wont so plans change...

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I have been using my 2010 SRT8 as our only car for the last three and a half years and have added almost 27,000 miles to the 22,000 on the clock when

I purchased it.  Fuel consumption over that period has averaged 15.9 mpg. It has been as low as 9 mpg when my wife did the Tesco run through town and as high as 23 mpg when cruising through the 20+ miles of M1 roadworks with a 50mph limit. Typically 19/20 mpg at motorway speeds.

 

I use an independent Jeep specialist for servicing - usually just oil & filter changes and not expensive unless you pay a fortune for the special transfer box oil. Can cost c£50 litre, two litres required and should really be changed every 10,000 miles even though the book says (from memory) 30,000. I use Arbor MTF as quoted by UK Jeep dealers as an alternative at a fraction of the cost of the USA oil.

 

I have had to replace front brake pads at 36,000 and  & rear pads at 39,000 miles. Genuine Brembo pads are expensive but there are aftermarket options. My current European Goodyear rear tyres  have done 25,000 miles but the original useless USA Goodyears only made around 20,000 before shredding the inner edges.

 

I can't help with the newer model SRT but my 2010 is the most enjoyable motor I have ever had in over 50 years of driving - and that includes a 1991 Mercedes 500SL, 1919 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and 1959 Cadillac.

 

There is a lot of information here:-  http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/ and there is a UK SRT group on facebook. I hope this helps and good luck.

 

 

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Whitebeard,

Thanks very much for the reply.

 

Funnily enough I went to see a 2010 one in a showroom near me, 23000K on clock for 23K. Very nice.

 

Would love a 500SL merc.

 

That info that you have given says that there isn't really a huge difference in what i spend anyway on the car etc. As you siad someone else mentioned the special transfer oil.

 

I will have a butchers at those links provided and gather some more information.  :great:

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You can get around 20mpg in the SRT if you drive it really, really carefully... but in all honesty why would you?!?!? I bought my SRT to have fun in and you can't do that without getting mpg of around 10! And yes... it's my daily! :)

 

Life's too short dude! Kill a rain forest or two while you've still got time!

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I literately can't get above 16 out of mine & it's only the 5.7, not the srt. I'm currently averaging 6.8mpg & couldn't care less. If you want to drive it normally, I work on the opinion of buying another car but I don't expect everyone to be on the same wavelength. I also only do circa 1000-1500 miles per year so no point trying to drive sensibly :)

 

Looking at your signature, looks like you're used to runnning a 4.0 anyway so really wouldn't worry about it being massively different. The only unexpected expense I had was the shock of 16 spark plugs but again, for how often they need doing, who cares. If you do end up needing to be more sensible with the running of it, you could always LPG it

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Most of my driving (apart from around town)  is on local roads that have 50mph speed limits with average speed cameras along most of my route and the rest on the M1 that also has average speed cameras with variable speed limits and that is why I can get 18 - 20 mpg on a run. The beauty of the SRT8 is acceleration NOT top speed  - just giving the local hot hatch brigade a few surprises  is a bit naughty but fun.

 

I enjoy high power motors because of the power they have in reserve when needed - overtaking is much safer when the time taken is minimised - and they have the brakes to match.

 

Each to their own - enjoy.

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New Trailhawk coming out next year - like an SRT but with a supercharger and a mere 707bhp!

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New Trailhawk coming out next year - like an SRT but with a supercharger and a mere 707bhp!

 

:rofl:

And dont go thinking that i have not thought about it! I reckon cost is going to be considerable though!

 

I know it was a MOPAR one off special but the article hints that it maybe even a consideration for an offering or something special for a wrangler- Oh how i hope so- make my dreams come true!

 

http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1707-jeep-wrangler-trailcat-spotted-on-public-roads/

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