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Old 07-05-2012, 05:43 AM
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Re: Repost: Aussie Members I need advice

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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
QL would be fine for sand driving.

The way QL works is by pushing the wheels down in a fixed range of travel. So if you want to do inland trails and so on, the raised settings will limit suspension travel and you will be hitting suspension stops a lot more often. With steel suspension, you can get a setup with longer coils and shocks with longer travel from dobinsons suspension that gives you 40mm lift but also retains the same travel.

Jeeps implementation of air suspension is not as well thought out as Land Rover's cross linked system.

Having said that, from what you say about your usage QL would be fine.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:47 AM
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Re: Repost: Aussie Members I need advice

I ordered the beige interior, but Jeep, in their wisdom delivered a black interior, and when I complained, they delivered a saddle interior. The Beige looks nice, and that is why I ordered it, but you again need to keep in mind the uses for your car. If you have kids, or plan to do offroading frequently, that Beige leather will look battered. It will show up every scuff mark.
Also, I don't think Jeep actually now how to deliver a car with Beige interior. It appears to be beyond their grasp. As you may have figured out, I eventually settled for Saddle.
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I ordered the beige interior, but Jeep, in their wisdom delivered a black interior, and when I complained, they delivered a saddle interior. The Beige looks nice, and that is why I ordered it, but you again need to keep in mind the uses for your car. If you have kids, or plan to do offroading frequently, that Beige leather will look battered. It will show up every scuff mark.
Also, I don't think Jeep actually now how to deliver a car with Beige interior. It appears to be beyond their grasp. As you may have figured out, I eventually settled for Saddle.

Yeah, my last car had Paris creme leather. The drivers seat was shot to pieces after two years. Looks great when new but on hindsight I should have put sheepskins on it.....but I suppose that defeats the object.
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I'm also from WA, go for the Overland V8, absolutely fantastic, I just love driving mine, only have had it about 9 weeks, done 5,000 Ks already, my previous, a Laredo was ok, but love all the extras to play with and impress others.

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Re: Repost: Aussie Members I need advice

I have nearly the same set up as you have proposed (no leather) and it is perfect for sand driving and moderate inland trails. If you can afford the overland I would get it. But I'm very happy with the Laredo.
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The protection pack is just an overprices scam from the Ming Mole. The Ming Mole is usually a 20's chick with big tits and low cut top who bullshit you and guilt you into buying overpriced polish. It is a condition of my purchase that I do not have to deal with them, as I made the last 2 cry. They were basically telling me I do not care for my car if I do not buy it and that my new car will rust without underbody protection. I mean really ?
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^ Totally agree. Anyone who spends more than $1 at a dealership on paint protection and interior protection or even tinting, has wasted their money.

If you ever watched them applying that "protection" you would cry.
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Re: Repost: Aussie Members I need advice

lol

i wished i had the same experience as enforcer. Mine was generally not interested in getting the sale, just gave me the spiel...wished she had big b00bs and a low cut top.

overland tick

now colour - i tentatively put down black with saddle or beige interior...i think beige is out of the question now.

how is saddle for someone who isnt gentle, goes outdoors quite a bit - will the show up all creases and the like?

if black is my option, am thinking the new white on the MY13 and black leather...
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