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Old 07-04-2012, 11:20 PM
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Re: Repost: Aussie Members I need advice

Depends on your personal situation, the 3 - 5 years is not really an issue in that after 3 years, most people would just go and lease a new vehicle anyway. The 5 year committment is only relevant if it is unlikely that you will lease another vehicle after (ie close to retirement). The greater concern is the cost to maintain the vehicle up to 5 years after the warranty has expired.

Everyones personal situation is different and generally people will find a way to reason and rationalise themselves into practically any vehicle that they truly want to drive.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:39 PM
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You mentioned leasing. If that is a Fleet Lease, you should be able to get a GC Overland, drive away price, for around $68k, as opposed to $79k. That makes it a no brainer bargain.
However, you need to determine what you actually want to use the car for. If a lot of offroad, you may want to consider the Laredo or Limited. Whereas, city/hwy driving, the Overland with it's many luxuries. Like someone already said, these luxuries are great. I never thought I would ever need the heated steering wheel until a few mornings ago, when I switched it on and it felt like heaven.

If you get the Overland, and using offroad, you may not be able to fit a front bar due to the ACC, because it has a dome at the front.
Good luck with your decision.
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Only feature that I would like in Laredo is power lift gate. It is a very handy feature if you have a young family members.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:16 AM
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Only feature that I would like in Laredo is power lift gate. It is a very handy feature if you have a young family members.
Except when your kid opens it and you do not realise until you walk into the corner of the door right at forehead height. Still have a bruise

The overland also has the better audio system, more speakers and a fullllllyyyy sik sub and the leather dash
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Re: Repost: Aussie Members I need advice

hi Savvas,

interesting, what do you mean by serious offroading?

i go a number of fishing trips which may involve beach launching and we go yearly up to Steep Point in Sharkbay, which is soft sand at best - would the QL be suitable for it?

the thought of hitching my boat without getting out the car is a definite winner for me
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Except when your kid opens it and you do not realise until you walk into the corner of the door right at forehead height. Still have a bruise
i was thinking even younger family members who needs prams and nappy changes on the run.
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Re: Repost: Aussie Members I need advice

soo much useful information - is it just me or this topic is overland biased

or just alot of overland drivers.

i think i will get an overland!

the dealer tried to sell me a protection pack, never need to wax again, leather treatment antibacterial something or rather...did you guys get it?
2800 for it - yay or nay?
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:13 AM
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soo much useful information - is it just me or this topic is overland biased

or just alot of overland drivers.

i think i will get an overland!

the dealer tried to sell me a protection pack, never need to wax again, leather treatment antibacterial something or rather...did you guys get it?
2800 for it - yay or nay?
Naaaaaaaay from me. Followed AllyPally's lead and did it myself for around $100 with 4 hours labour, with the satisfaction of knowing it got treated with top quality products. Waxed, scotchguarded and Zaino'd!!
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soo much useful information - is it just me or this topic is overland biased

or just alot of overland drivers.

i think i will get an overland!

the dealer tried to sell me a protection pack, never need to wax again, leather treatment antibacterial something or rather...did you guys get it?
2800 for it - yay or nay?
We're completely Overland biased

A few of us here have been buying new cars for some time now and rule NUMBER 1 when buying a new car is to blow off anyone trying to sell you the protection pack. It's just a product they outsource and add a 75% mark up!
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Jorn, In regards to your Quadra-lift question. I think it is perfect for your intended purposes - that is one of the main reasons I am getting it on the Laredo - for the few percentage of times when you do go off-road or on sand and need the clearance. Plus people say it drives and handles much better on-road with it.
The limitation of the system is that the travel of the shocks is limited and the ride can be pretty rough apparantly when on Off-road 2 and going over bumps - but given I would prefer a rough ride than a beat up car. If you lifted the car permanently you will end up with a car that has good clearance and better off-road performance, but a permanently higher centre of gravity (read body-roll) and rougher on road handling. Other risk is the failure of the system, but you have three-year warranty and the systems aren't exactly new. If it went bad when off-road, that is like anything in the car - sh7t can happen. I also would think that someone will likely come up with a valve that you can install, that will isolate each of the springs and allow you to manually pump them up in case of an emergency (these exist in range rovers)
I have an old 4wd, that I take off-road - but don't often go looking for trouble, which is the same kind of driving I expect you will do in your new Jeep, and I plan on using the new car for 99% of those trips (I will probably keep the old 4wd though as a second car and a just in case i want to go somewhere stupid)
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hi all,

thanks for all your feedback!!
i'll sleep on it

does anyone here have the beige leather interior with the black wooden strip?
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i go a number of fishing trips which may involve beach launching and we go yearly up to Steep Point in Sharkbay, which is soft sand at best - would the QL be suitable for it?
The QL is great for beach launching as when you put it on OR2, it feels like its on stilts, less chance of getting the bum wet. I also use it at normal boat ramps, helps if there are wind waves coming in.
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