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Old 08-28-2006, 02:33 AM   #1
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We are considering a 2006 Grand Cherokee with automatic transmission for a toad. I understand it must be a 4-wheel drive. Can anyone tell me if they have any experince with a Grand Cherokee? Did you find the car dependable and reliable? Does the odometer add miles while towing? DId you have any concerns or issues with the car?

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Old 08-28-2006, 02:33 AM   #2
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We are considering a 2006 Grand Cherokee with automatic transmission for a toad. I understand it must be a 4-wheel drive. Can anyone tell me if they have any experince with a Grand Cherokee? Did you find the car dependable and reliable? Does the odometer add miles while towing? DId you have any concerns or issues with the car?

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Old 08-28-2006, 04:51 AM   #3
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It will not rack up miles on the odometer while towing. Jeeps without a neutral position on the transfer case (ex. - Quadratrac), or Jeeps with all wheel drive cannot be towed 4 down. Get the Selectrac transfer case. Ask your Jeep dealer and/or read the car manual.


ps- be sure to equip your toad with an auxiliary braking system.
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:57 AM   #4
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Check out the 2006 Jeep Commander, weighs about the same, lot more room, performance, etc., have been towing one since they came out, very satisfied, towed a GC, before, no problems, but IMHO, the commander is a definte step up.
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I have a 1996 Grand Cherokee Ltd and it has been an ok vehicle. Like all vehicles it requires maintenance and repairs. As far as towing is concerned, it tows well and does not add miles as it is being towed.
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We have had 4 Cherokees, 5 GCs, a Wrangler and now a Commander. To be able to tow it it must be 4 wheel drive not ALL WHEEL DRIVE. We love Jeeps but they are pretty heavy. We have a gas MH so we tow my Colorado Pickup which weighs about 1000 lbs less.
Ours have been very reliable; some we really ran up the miles without any problems 155K, 183K and 202K.
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:18 AM   #7
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Troth,
I think I have to differ with you re: all-wheel drive towing.

I have an '04 GC with "QuadraDrive All Wheel Drive" and I have towed it 4-down all over the country.

Put the xfer handle in neutral, the gearshift in Park amd off you go. As per the manual.
And it does not rack up miles.

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You're right Paul. They key is having a "neutral" in the transfer case...
I did not know they changed the nomenclature on the QuadraTrac to Quadra Drive All Wheel Drive... It's getting trickier everyday to remember this stuff.
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QuadraTrac and QuadraDrive are two different systems. My 2002 Grand Cherokee Overland has the QuadraDrive. It's a full time four wheel drive but the transfer case has a low, high, and neutral setting. It tows just great when shifted into neutral and no miles rack up because the only thing turning is the driveshafts.
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I AM LOOKING AT OLDER GRAND CHEROKEE. WHAT IS THE FACTORY STANCE ON TOWING 4 DOWN ON ALL THE DIFFERENT TRANSMISSIONS. HEARD SO MANY DIFFERENT VERSIONS I AM TOTALLY CONFUSED.
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Richard, you will need a neutral transfer case. This usually is only available with 4 wheel drive. A two wheel drive could have a drive shaft disconnect installed and it can be towed four down.
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