I promised the members of the 2014 Grand Cherokee Information - Australia thread that I would write a blog of our trip from Sydney to Alice Springs with our new MY14 CRD Overland.
We have now had the Black Jeep (thus it's name and soon to be license plate, Baa Baaa) for just over 24 hours. The whole family are completely in love with it. My wife's only concern is that we might be hard up for space in the back on our camping trips.
So far the car has been flawless, every now and then we have to head in to the manual, (yes I know GUYS.. I am reading the manual) to find out what something means. For instance when "Aero" shows up in the top right side of the instrument panel. We now know that means if you do between 99 and 106 kph for greater than 20 secs or you exceed 106 kph then the car goes in to Aero mode and lowers 13mm.
The CRD is amazingly quite and smooth, Our previous car was a 2006 Hyundai Terracan and that is loud and clunky compared to the Overland.
Tomorrow we head of to Canberra via Bateman's Bay and Mogo's Zoo (thanks SNUKE). Will be heading out of here about 6am, and I hope from now on to add the odd photo along the way.
Here is a quick synopsis of the likes and don't likes so far.
Do NOT like:
The space in the center console near the CD play... WTF Jeep were you thinking? It is so small it barely fits the case for my glasses.
The space in the glove box is too small as well. After you have the car manual in the binder that comes with the car there is little room for much else. Definitely no room for the mandatory 6 rolls of toilet paper needed for a 3000km trip with two females.
The car changes out of first a little to late, however I have heard that the car will eventually adjust the more you drive.
Everything except for above.. But seriously..
The GPS is awesome, prior to this we had a 5 yr old Garmin. This one is great as it show all the lanes on the highway when you need to get off.. or stay on.
The outside entry lights are great
The 7" center display in the instrument panel... All I can say is WOW and I have not even worked out half of what it does yet.
Quadra Lift is cool. Can't wait to test it out in real 4WDing
Wife and Kis love the heated seats.. I have not tried it yet.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the Blind Spot detection.. Sadly not to much use for it in Alice.
Sunroof is cool.
Love the Vesuvio Indigo Interior.
Love the key-less entry. First car I have owned that has had this.
Well that is about it for now, have to head out for dinner with some folk.
Will TRY and update every day or two.