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Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Jeep Commander, Part 3

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Why you should buy this car: It s a Jeep. It s a well-built Jeep. It s a well-built Jeep that looks like a Cherokee Limited from the late-80 s. If you re a nostalgic outdoorsy-type who doesn t mind torturing that spare set of sprogs, you re good to snow.

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Why you shouldn t buy this car: It s ugly, cramped, thirsty (we saw 7.9 mpg) and slow.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: No
· Fashion Victims: Yes
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: Yes
· Tuner Crowd: No
· Hairdressers: No
· Penny Pinchers: No
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: Yes
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: No
· Soccer Moms: Yes
· Nascar Dads: No
· Golfing Grandparents: No

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Vitals:
· Manufacturer: Jeep
· Model tested: Commander
· Model year: 2006
· Price as Tested: $37,510
· Engine type: 4.7-liter SOHC V8
· Horsepower: 235hp @ 4500 rpm
· Torque: 305 ft.-lbs. @3600 rpm
· Redline: 6000 rpm
· Wheels and Tires: Goodyear Fortera HP P245/65R17 OWL A/T
· Drive type: AWD
· 0 - 60: 10.2 secs
· 1/4 mile: NA
· Top speed: not a lot
· Fuel economy city/highway: 15/19
· NHTSA crash test rating front/side/rollover: to be rated

[by Robert Farago]

Related:
Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Jeep Commander, Part 1, Part 2 [internal]

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DISCUSSION

0% for 72 months plus no payments for six months fixes a lot of flaws. My only regret is that I couldn't get fake wood paneling.

Surprised the wife with it, she's thrilled (plus I get her Saab).