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Old 06-23-2014, 08:42 AM
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Is it sheer arrogance or pure marketing genius? No body wants the camera issues so upgrade to a higher spec model.... it couldn't be, could it?

Maybe they have done market research and have found that stuff all people actually do in depth research. They like the look/ specs/price of a vehicle, the racq/nrma or what ever have no more complaints about the vehicle than any other they list. So it appears an easy choice.
Until they get their baby home and then decide to start looking at some vehicle specific websites and start to think this may not have been their wisest decision.
I did a shit load of research and decided that most of the short comings I could either live with/fix/upgrade after market wise and have about an average chance market wise of avoiding a lemon or any really major issues.
I intend to use it for what it was intended, the same as the eight Patrols I have owned previously.
I didn't pick the limited for the fricken camera - after 5 utes I don't need a camera to reverse. That said it is great when you have a dyslexic wife and you are trying to line the tow ball up on the van.
I love the torque, the great fuel economy, the towing ability ( overtaking with a 23ft van is a great benefit) and the comfort of this vehicle.
It doesn't matter what vehicle you choose there will always be negative comments/compromises about them. The hardest part is sorting the chaff from the hay.
As far as i can deduce from this thread and others i have read the camera performance is on a par with most base model hire vehicles i have driven that have reversing cameras.
Shit the lens flares with a little bit of light behind it - go figure its a cheap unit. They all do that with a film of crap on them even my limited unit.
If the biggest problem you have in life is the shitty performance of your reversing camera then bless you you are truly blessed.

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:43 AM
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If the biggest problem you have in life is the shitty performance of your reversing camera then bless you you are truly blessed.
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I don't think anyone has stated this as a matter of fact.
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FYI.

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Old 06-23-2014, 08:10 PM
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So in a nut shell, it doesn't matter what you buy as there will be issues. Life goes on


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Leggo - No the camera is just the icing on the cake. If your lucky to have one of the first lot of vehicles to come into Australia and have read this forum from start to finish you would see some of us have been backwards and forwards to dealers to get things fix. I am currently trying to get bad surg , jumping between gears that has only started since it was towed away for limp mode PDF repairs. Each time I go to see nearest dealer it's a 340kms return trip.
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Each time I go to see nearest dealer it's a 340kms trip.
I promise to never complain about driving to the dealership again...
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:38 AM
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Ditto here I thought 100 km was a drive, but 340
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Another mass airbag recall including Chrysler

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I found a May13 build & an Aug13, both cheaper than a Nov13 one.. I'm a bit conflicted now, is it worth paying an extra $1k to go from a May to a Nov build? May makes me a bit nervous as it's quite early in the production cycle.. I think all the tales of issues people have had with this car is making me a touch paranoid 😎


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I found a May13 build & an Aug13, both cheaper than a Nov13 one.. I'm a bit conflicted now, is it worth paying an extra $1k to go from a May to a Nov build?
There was a mid August update, depending on the model as to what changes it received. All hd a minor update that fixed a few issues. Overlands ACC added Start/Stop.

Personally, yeah, I probably would pay extra for the Nov build over a May.
Over August, it depends in the day of the month. After half way through the month, it will be like a Nov.
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I would also pay extra and probably look even later if you can afford it. I've got a May 2013 build and still getting things fixed. Great car when going properly just little things having to be updated all the time.
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