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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Knight View Post
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    Like a dog returning to it's vomit... Congrats on the Caddy (?)
    Yeah, loving my new to me CTS. I have a happy feeling again I never got with the 200. She was and is reliable, just not for me. Hey, I stuck with FCA on the Jeep. Its not to shabby with the 8.4 and cold weather package and premium radio !!
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    Is your wife’s Cherokee the 3.2 litre? If so how do you find the power compares to the 200c? And performance wise how does your CTS compare to the 200?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lightsout190 View Post
    Is your wife’s Cherokee the 3.2 litre? If so how do you find the power compares to the 200c? And performance wise how does your CTS compare to the 200?


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    Yes its the 3.2 L. Seems more than adequate but 9th gears seems even more elusive in the Jeep than the 200. They don't even let you see what gear your in unless you switch to manual mode.

    The start/stop take some getting used to. It does restart almost instantly though.

    The CTS is quieter so you have to watch your speed. When you get on it and the boost kicks in, its quicker than the 200. The car is also a little lighter that the 200. I never had any problems with the 200 power output. It was more than adequate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by white200c View Post
    Yes its the 3.2 L. Seems more than adequate but 9th gears seems even more elusive in the Jeep than the 200. They don't even let you see what gear your in unless you switch to manual mode.

    The start/stop take some getting used to. It does restart almost instantly though.

    The CTS is quieter so you have to watch your speed. When you get on it and the boost kicks in, its quicker than the 200. The car is also a little lighter that the 200. I never had any problems with the 200 power output. It was more than adequate.

    Congrats on the CTS. I always liked the styling of the Caddy's, just couldn't trust their reliability.
    Nice to hear your 200 is still performing well and has been handed to your family member for continued use.
    You've been very honest with your notations on the car and the repairs you made.
    Keep checking in and let us know how the 200, and the Caddy, are doing in the stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fltru103 View Post
    Congrats on the CTS. I always liked the styling of the Caddy's, just couldn't trust their reliability.
    Nice to hear your 200 is still performing well and has been handed to your family member for continued use.
    You've been very honest with your notations on the car and the repairs you made.
    Keep checking in and let us know how the 200, and the Caddy, are doing in the stable.
    I still have the magical Olds Aurora as well. Just turned 152 K
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    Quote Originally Posted by white200c View Post
    I still have the magical Olds Aurora as well. Just turned 152 K
    Nice! I have 202K on my Dakota, still runs like a top and as strong as an Ox.

    Bad call for GM to kill their best brand. Yeah I know the nuts and bolts behind it recession, bailout blah blah... still... Olds made my first... 3 cars.

    Looks like FCA is going to do the same with Chrysler, right after I get on board.

    Sorry to get so off topic.

    3.6 > 3.2 it's the same engine but the 3.6 is larger and has more power. Cherokee weighs significantly more than the 200 and has less HP and most importantly less torque and a less flat torque band. I have driven one on the highway and that's where it's the most noticable, it passes about the same as a 4cyl 200. That's my honest take on it.

    Cherokee is a nice vehicle if that's the kind of vehicle you want. Can't take a 200 off the road - without risking damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Knight View Post
    Nice! I have 202K on my Dakota, still runs like a top and as strong as an Ox.

    Bad call for GM to kill their best brand. Yeah I know the nuts and bolts behind it recession, bailout blah blah... still... Olds made my first... 3 cars.

    Looks like FCA is going to do the same with Chrysler, right after I get on board.

    Sorry to get so off topic.

    3.6 > 3.2 it's the same engine but the 3.6 is larger and has more power. Cherokee weighs significantly more than the 200 and has less HP and most importantly less torque and a less flat torque band. I have driven one on the highway and that's where it's the most noticable, it passes about the same as a 4cyl 200. That's my honest take on it.

    Cherokee is a nice vehicle if that's the kind of vehicle you want. Can't take a 200 off the road - without risking damage.
    I put some miles on the Cherokee and have not noticed any lack of power. My wife is not complaining either and she mostly drove the TBSS. I didn't bother to test drive a Cherokee with the 4cyl. I had to pass a few times and never felt like I was going to die
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    Quote Originally Posted by white200c View Post
    I put some miles on the Cherokee and have not noticed any lack of power. My wife is not complaining either and she mostly drove the TBSS. I didn't bother to test drive a Cherokee with the 4cyl. I had to pass a few times and never felt like I was going to die
    Yeah - "feelings" are relative, but I do agree it's the most important thing to the driver/owner.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...d-test-review/

    Bottom line, it's more than enough power, but significantly slower than a V6 powered 200 any generation - in response to a question from the original poster, physics itself and test numbers from reviewers concur what I am saying.

    I am not saying anything bad about the Cherokee or a 4cyl 200.

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    While you might think the cherokee V6 feels or is on the same level as a 200 with the 2.4, that's flat out wrong. All Magazine tests have shown the V6 Cherokees to be low to mid 15 second 1/4 mile times with the 0-60 anywhere from 6.9-7.7. Can you show me a 2.4 200 that's stock that runs those times.

    I'm fairly certain the 3.2 is under rated even from the factory based on the way it pulls, really the difference you feel is from the additional 600lbs or so not the engine.

    I would gladly put my stock tune on and race a 200 from both a dig and a roll, it wouldn't have a chance even though it weighs 100s of pounds more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSb3LEPUklo

    Tell me where a 2.4 has that kind of power up top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler-98-W68 View Post
    While you might think the cherokee V6 feels or is on the same level as a 200 with the 2.4, that's flat out wrong. All Magazine tests have shown the V6 Cherokees to be low to mid 15 second 1/4 mile times with the 0-60 anywhere from 6.9-7.7. Can you show me a 2.4 200 that's stock that runs those times.

    I'm fairly certain the 3.2 is under rated even from the factory based on the way it pulls, really the difference you feel is from the additional 600lbs or so not the engine.

    I would gladly put my stock tune on and race a 200 from both a dig and a roll, it wouldn't have a chance even though it weighs 100s of pounds more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSb3LEPUklo

    Tell me where a 2.4 has that kind of power up top.

    For further color

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX6qJjGo8xQ

    Thats a tuned trailhawk, VS me, look who starts walking away in the mid & Top end.
    It might not be underrated.........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UAbmHu-nxY

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