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Old 02-18-2014, 05:02 PM
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Are these the Cherokee or a Grand Cherokee?
Well you'd think we're talking about the Grand Cherokee since this is what the thread relates to, however we've gotten side tracked...

Read on another forum that a V8 GC caught on fire coming up Kangaroo Valley towing a horse float. Was that anyone here?
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:20 PM
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I thought that was identified as a Charcoal, and not a Grand.
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It has the new BBQ V8 in it... pretty hot!
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I cant buy until after November this year but I have been following this site for a while now and have picked up a bit of info on the car, I will be looking at the Overland or Summit but cannot decide on petrol or diesel, I realise the Summit only comes in diesel but the Overland would be fine anyway....so I would like to ask, what is the real petrol fuel consumption being achieved in the Overland ?
One thing that has me a little worried is the problems seen regarding the DPF, I only drive about 15k a year, most around town but regularly over 80kph.
Hoping for some ideas ?
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:04 PM
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I thought that was identified as a Charcoal, and not a Grand.
Yeah, no respect for Jeeps on that site.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:13 AM
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I cant buy until after November this year but I have been following this site for a while now and have picked up a bit of info on the car, I will be looking at the Overland or Summit but cannot decide on petrol or diesel, I realise the Summit only comes in diesel but the Overland would be fine anyway....so I would like to ask, what is the real petrol fuel consumption being achieved in the Overland ?
One thing that has me a little worried is the problems seen regarding the DPF, I only drive about 15k a year, most around town but regularly over 80kph.
Hoping for some ideas ?
I wouldn't worry about the DPF. Our overland has only managed 4100km in 6mth. It did spend a month in service waiting for a part, but the 3-4km a day during the week my wife drives of which is mostly in a 50kmh zone, you would think we would have had the DPF problem. Maybe its my lead foot on weekends that helps clear it.?
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:46 AM
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It's early to state it, so instead I'll just suggest that the vehicles which have had DPF problems have an underlying issue with the regeneration system or similar. I don't believe all vehicles are subject to the issue. I've never seen boo from ours, and I live on the fringe of Perth CBD and my routine driving is reflective of that. Short trips to the city surrounds at night, idling while shuffling cars around (I just offloaded one today thank God), short shopping missions, etc. Then the big drives away, but there's often a fair while between these.

However regarding the OP, do you have reason to buy into the diesel? Unless you tow, 15kkms a year will mean you'll never make it pay... not that this is a mandatory consideration

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Go diesel, better reach of audience than petrol when it's time to sell it.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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I cant buy until after November this year but I have been following this site for a while now and have picked up a bit of info on the car, I will be looking at the Overland or Summit but cannot decide on petrol or diesel, I realise the Summit only comes in diesel but the Overland would be fine anyway....so I would like to ask, what is the real petrol fuel consumption being achieved in the Overland ?
One thing that has me a little worried is the problems seen regarding the DPF, I only drive about 15k a year, most around town but regularly over 80kph.
Hoping for some ideas ?
My Overland V6 petrol does around 14L/100km driving around town. Down to 9 with highway driving. Theres no shortage of power: overtaking on country roads always felt like there was some more juice available if needed.

Personally I dont think 15k/yr quite justifies the CRD unless you need the torque for towing or 4x4ing.... my 2 cents!
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:50 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Have done our first distance towing trip in the Big Red Fire Truck.

From Melbourne to Cann River to Cooma to Jindabyne across to Bega and Merimbula to Lakes Entrance and a lot of hilly driving in between.

Highway cruising with the van and a lot of big hills in the Snowy and I'm happy with the economy.

2,000km's and an overall economy of 12.1 L/100k. The BRFT has 6,500k's on the clock now. Approx 750km range pulling the van.

NO DPF problems to date.

Van weighed 1.75 tonne, I know a fleas weight for what it can pull. But comparing it to the Hyundai Santa fe crd that would have returned an economy of the high teens or even 14's.

As mentioned I sit on 100kph on the highway and the engine oil and the auto temps hardly varied in the hills.

The big disappointment is the sound system in the Laredo, very ordinary. My cooks car is a 2001 VW Golf and that sounds better. Very hard to get a good balance between bass and treble.

AND the rear park camera is Ok during normal daylight but bright sunlight and dark parking is useless.

There really does need someone to take Chrysler/Fiat/Jeep/Dodge/RAM/Alfa etc to task and get them to provide equipment suitable for allround view.

Any lawyers out there in Jeep land want to take this on?? I'm with you if there is.

Anyways, Jindabyne and the Lake is great as is Thredbo, took the chairlift up to the top and walked the 6.5k's to the top of OZ on Kosciousko.

Legs and hammies were suffering for the next 2 days.

Could really see where the bushfires were there in the Gippsland area.

Summary; love the JGC Laredo crd.!!!

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Great post Bluey and great pics too

So glad to hear that you have had no DPF problems with the CRD. Thankyou for your trip report, very much appreciated.

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Looks like a top trip. I'm going from Sunshine Coast to there on a road trip in September can't wait. With the Laredo sound settings I think it was Snuke who posted his settings I use them now still not great but the best we can get out of it. My missus has my car won't be back for a week or so, so I can't take a pic of the settings.
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