yeah im weighing my options. my boat weighs like 3400 dry i think.
like i said i've towed it with:
04 F150 5.4 V8 SuperCrew
94 Ranger 4.0L V6
06 F150 5.4 V8
08 Escape 3.0 V6
06 Jeep Commander Hemi 5.7
they all did fine, the escape sucked big balls on freeway speeds, but just getting it out of water and parking it did fine.
the only nitro i would be interested in getting is the R/T w/ the 4.0, all leather, bells & whistles etc.
i love my jeep, just sucks on trips around town for gas, i did the math on avg i should get from what i've heard 4-7mpg more w/ the nitro around town/freeway which will get me 400-500 miles more a month to save $60-$80/month in gas.
i've paid on my jeep for almost 2 years, i can get exactly what i owe on it and if i just role the whole new purchase price into a new loan i would be saving around $100/month.
so just in a car swap i should be saving myself $150-$200/month
doesnt sound like alot but thats a comcast/water bill, or what im paying now "free" gas every month.
i did the comparison on size diff, the nitro is right in between the escape (that i actually enjoyed, just under powered) 22.5mpg solid and was luxurious (had the limited).
but back to comparing size, the nitro's dimensions (wheel base, leg room, height) is not that much smaller than the commander.
and weight: Commader 5k lbs, Escape was like 3400lbs and the nitro is 4200lb ish....
i'm def gonna test one in person, im not sold on it by any means but on paper it looks good.