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Old 02-16-2014, 04:27 AM
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With the off road pack - what is included? I have heard it is a no cost option on the overland - as they just switch the 20" wheels for lower cost 18" ones - everything is is already on the overland yeah?

I will def get under body protection after market.. I know there is MOPAR options - but have heard they are very thin and dont stand up too well.

Our first trip will be Moreton I'd say... at Easter if it is here and ready :-)

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The offroad pack for the overland includes 18inch rims and skid plates, it is suppose to be $650 retail.

Bill Mackin's Chief products skid plate is to replace the plastic cover running behind the radiator, it is known to break.

The overland already has the rear locking elsd (quadra drive II), this gets optioned on the limited.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:45 AM
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Re: About to Buy a Jeep GC in Brisbane - Advice Needed.

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2nd not sure how big your boat is but my understanding with 29 in wheels is you don't get the 3.5 T tow rating
I guess you mean 20" wheels, no that is not true, the size of the wheel does not effect the tow rating.

18s will do the sand far better.

Personally I chose to pay the couple of hundred extra to get the Mopar bar and wiring kit, just to be sure it was all good. Just push them down $200-300 on that price.
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Re: About to Buy a Jeep GC in Brisbane - Advice Needed.

There is where you turn the park sensors OFF.

Webbers' Overland


Some dealers Overland, testing brake controller in cubby.
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Glad to hear I have driven a good deal :-)

As with the wrong info given to you regarding the summit availability, it is terrible, but comes as no surprise! Generally I have found the dealers really poorly informed - and whilst they try hard to baffle the brain with bullsh*t - some of the crap that comes out of their mouths and their lack of product knowledge nearly had me crossing the jeep off my list. In fact I still have great reservations about where to take it to get serviced. By far, the best (most genuine, "normal") salesman I have found was at Aspley, but they couldnt match the price of the dealer at Mt Gravatt.

Yup - I think the overland is def the value pack if going off road with the air suspension, and all adaptive cruise, collision mitigation, blind spot monitoring and the cold air blowing over your bum with those seats on a 38deg day was nice on the test drive Has Nappa leather too.

With the off road pack - what is included? I have heard it is a no cost option on the overland - as they just switch the 20" wheels for lower cost 18" ones - everything is is already on the overland yeah?

I will def get under body protection after market.. I know there is MOPAR options - but have heard they are very thin and dont stand up too well.

Our first trip will be Moreton I'd say... at Easter if it is here and ready :-)

Thanks for all your advice so far

Brad.
Good deal. I've heard good things about deals at Mt. Gravatt, but if you're up for a drive try Cricks up the sunshine coast. Very good reports on here from their customers. We bought from Aspley, and if it wasn't for the manager there we would have gone elsewhere. That said, purchase is over pretty quickly, but your stuck with service dept. for the time you own the car. Start shopping for a good service department. The one at Aspley is shocking, and I hear the one at Mt. Gravatt is a rip off.... Can anyone recommend a good service department?
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Re: About to Buy a Jeep GC in Brisbane - Advice Needed.

I think the Summits are a bit of a flop, as I see them available on the showroom floor ready to be sold.
Personally I think the Overland is a much nicer looking car and does not offer the $5k value premium. The wheels are fugly, the chrome is over done and I feel they will not hold up as well as the Overlands in value.

I expect they will be worth the same, as I cannot see any reasons people would choose them over the Overland and pay extra in the 2nd hand market.
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Good deal. I've heard good things about deals at Mt. Gravatt, but if you're up for a drive try Cricks up the sunshine coast. Very good reports on here from their customers. We bought from Aspley, and if it wasn't for the manager there we would have gone elsewhere. That said, purchase is over pretty quickly, but your stuck with service dept. for the time you own the car. Start shopping for a good service department. The one at Aspley is shocking, and I hear the one at Mt. Gravatt is a rip off.... Can anyone recommend a good service department?
2nd that! I bought at MtGravatt, but would like recommendations for a decent service dept....
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Re: About to Buy a Jeep GC in Brisbane - Advice Needed.

Also bought from mt gravatt. Happy with the sale price. The service department so far seems to be a bit crap.

-scratched window frame-whilst changing door handle
-didn't put interference bolt on tow bar-> loose tongue in receiver banging about
-gave away one of my booking appointments even when I told them to keep the booking to install skid plates and rock rails... I still haven't got them installed! sitting at home. .. wondering who I should get to install them given their lack of confidence inspiring service
-the girl at the front service desk ?? I think it's tahnia?? .. When I had my dpf issue/limp mode says it's due to the fact the car is made for country driving!! Really?? It happened to be on the motorway (see other post)
-any other cricks service better to maintain 6yr warranty??
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-the girl at the front service desk ?? I think it's tahnia?? .. When I had my dpf issue/limp mode says it's due to the fact the car is made for country driving!! Really?? It happened to be on the motorway (see other post)
Ha!!!

Jeeps like to look at paddocks full of cows when they are being driven....
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If you get the ORA 2 pack on the diesel overland it will only cost you approx $500
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Good deal. I've heard good things about deals at Mt. Gravatt, but if you're up for a drive try Cricks up the sunshine coast. Very good reports on here from their customers. We bought from Aspley, and if it wasn't for the manager there we would have gone elsewhere. That said, purchase is over pretty quickly, but your stuck with service dept. for the time you own the car. Start shopping for a good service department. The one at Aspley is shocking, and I hear the one at Mt. Gravatt is a rip off.... Can anyone recommend a good service department?
I use Frizelles at Southport. Its an hour down the road but boy are they on the ball. If you've got a spare hour, I can sit you down and tell you about the appalling experience at Mt Gravatt.
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I use Frizelles at Southport. Its an hour down the road but boy are they on the ball. If you've got a spare hour, I can sit you down and tell you about the appalling experience at Mt Gravatt.
Hmmm, might have to spend a day at the beach every 6 months....
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