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Old 06-26-2013, 12:24 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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Is there anyone out there who has purchased a Grand Cherokee with the light coloured interior, if so do you like it?
My wife wants black as she says that there is no flow of colour from the black dash to the light frost colour trim.
Must admit I did like the previous interior colour with the light coloured hood lining.
Any feed Back would be appreciated, might help settle our little domestic argument.
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I have ordered a GC Limited with Beige interior and I swear by it. But then again you do need to see it in person to actually realize how good it looks. One thing i have noticed, the first choice of interior for car owners here is black. I do not understand whether it has something to do with the dealer or personal choice.

When I was on my car hunt mission, every dealer I went to had black interior in 95% their cars. Tried telling me about resale value blah blah. Well i personally, simply do not want a car purely for its resale value because the moment I have bought it, driven out of the show room its a secondhand car.

And guess what secondhand cars depreciate. But that is me I generally drive my cars to the ground except my current JGC MY13 Laredo because i am upgrading. It has beige seats, i will try and get some pictures across to you over the weekend.


Try looking for something in the dark in a black car with black interior, and it feels cramped. I find black interiors do not flow well.

I went to see the dealership in Sandgate road, they had a MY14 Overland with light interior, my wife fell in love with the interior. It flows perfectly throughout the whole car. It opens up the space in the car and its less heavy on the eye.

You notice the white and brown scuff marks much more on a black interior, on the door panel and the kick panels near the accelerator , it is lot less visible in a light interior.

My thoughts, take your wife to the dealership if you have not done already and show her the light interior compared to the black interior. It could be a game changer. Also have you tried say mixed interior, say black with beige. This way you both get what you want.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:37 AM
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Try looking for something in the dark in a black car with black interior, and it feels cramped. I find black interiors do not flow well.
I respectfully disagree.

With the Pano roof open ie: closed glass but not closed cover, it's all light and bright even though the interior is black. Not cramped at all. We haven't 'enclosed' the Pano roof since we took delivery.
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Hi Frad

Just back from the dealership to have a PCM update. Took about 30 mins and all they know was that it was requested by Chrysler that it be applied as soon as possible and something to do with the transmission.

Your manuals are exactly what we were given and the dealer did say that there is a separate U-connect one that they are still waiting on. I think Webber might be the only one to have it so far.

Sorry, have not tested the lights yet. Will do so this afternoon when and if this weather stops pissing down. It's horrible out there - acreage flooded, dams overflowing, bridges closed etc.
Picked up our JGC from the same dealership
Frad last week and part of the paperwork was a uconnect manual. Akso Frads issue with his lights appear to be a one off as we do not have the problems he does. May be something to do with hitting the roo
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:56 AM
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Hey,

Thanks for the update!! Ours has an issue then for sure.. As we get the DRLs on 100% but everything else off when parker lights are on and ignition on.. Hopefully the Software re-flash can fix this at the 5000k check over..

Will check with our guys for that book to..

Now back to loving the JGC.. Also we gets heaps of comments about the white, looks so smart + I love our black interior.. With dogs it's the only way we could have gone.. As they ride on the seats.. Our version of kids.

Thanks for the feed back!
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:56 AM
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I respectfully disagree.

With the Pano roof open ie: closed glass but not closed cover, it's all light and bright even though the interior is black. Not cramped at all. We haven't 'enclosed' the Pano roof since we took delivery.
We can agree to disagree. There in is the difference, you leave the pano roof unenclosed. So that really does not justify the statement you made.

I do not have the privilege of the pano roof. I do not prefer pano roof, water leaks over time is my biggest concern. I prefer metal roof over my head then glass.

But it is all personal choice. You like black i like beige. I like the feeling a light interior gives compared to a dark interior.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:57 AM
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Just got a call from my dealer and my cars on it's way from Prix cars and will hit the dealer by Friday.

Wasn't due till the 11th of July, was there an early boat?
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:10 AM
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I have ordered a GC Limited with Beige interior and I swear by it. But then again you do need to see it in person to actually realize how good it looks. One thing i have noticed, the first choice of interior for car owners here is black. I do not understand whether it has something to do with the dealer or personal choice.

When I was on my car hunt mission, every dealer I went to had black interior in 95% their cars. Tried telling me about resale value blah blah. Well i personally, simply do not want a car purely for its resale value because the moment I have bought it, driven out of the show room its a secondhand car.

And guess what secondhand cars depreciate. But that is me I generally drive my cars to the ground except my current JGC MY13 Laredo because i am upgrading. It has beige seats, i will try and get some pictures across to you over the weekend.


Try looking for something in the dark in a black car with black interior, and it feels cramped. I find black interiors do not flow well.

I went to see the dealership in Sandgate road, they had a MY14 Overland with light interior, my wife fell in love with the interior. It flows perfectly throughout the whole car. It opens up the space in the car and its less heavy on the eye.

You notice the white and brown scuff marks much more on a black interior, on the door panel and the kick panels near the accelerator , it is lot less visible in a light interior.

My thoughts, take your wife to the dealership if you have not done already and show her the light interior compared to the black interior. It could be a game changer. Also have you tried say mixed interior, say black with beige. This way you both get what you want.
Thanks for the detailed reply. Do you know if the carpet is also a beige colour? I have seen in some brochures where the carpet is dark (maybe black) and it looks great with the light trim, also I would imagine it would be easier to keep clean too.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:12 AM
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Just got a call from my dealer and my cars on it's way from Prix cars and will hit the dealer by Friday.

Wasn't due till the 11th of July, was there an early boat?

The Boheme was in Port Kembla on the 26Th and the Tamesis is in Newcastle at the moment.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:37 AM
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Just got a call from my dealer and my cars on it's way from Prix cars and will hit the dealer by Friday.

Wasn't due till the 11th of July, was there an early boat?
Sounds a bit sus Bretto. I see your black LTD crd departed Curtis Bay on 9th June. Takes about a month to get here and then get cleared. Make sure its yours.

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We can agree to disagree. There in is the difference, you leave the pano roof unenclosed. So that really does not justify the statement you made.

I do not have the privilege of the pano roof. I do not prefer pano roof, water leaks over time is my biggest concern. I prefer metal roof over my head then glass.

But it is all personal choice. You like black i like beige. I like the feeling a light interior gives compared to a dark interior.
No the Pano roof is not just the difference. In your previous post you stated 'try looking for something in the dark in a black car with black interior'.

That's a silly statement. The exterior colour of the vehicle has no bearing on looking for something in the interior of the car when it is dark and especially coupled with the excellent ambient lighting of the JGC makes it a redundant statement.

You are correct however when you say it comes down to personal choice. I agree with that.

But that's all it is - personal choice. Nothing to do with not being able to find 'lost' items in the car because it has a dark interior.
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Has anyone actually heard the CRD running ? how rattly is it I wonder.
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Sounds like a diesel to me

Have to say though, that is doesn't sound so much like a diesel once its underway.
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