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Old 11-16-2011, 02:30 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Weird thing is the SRT8 used the Merc box. They must be tough. I cannot complain aside from it feels lazy in comparison to the ZF that I have and the Territory had.
Anyone who thinks that more gears are always better, better matched gears to the motor are better.
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:59 AM
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It's weird that the V6 has the same box as the 6.4L V8. The Merc W5A580 box has a torque capacity of 796 lb-ft. All I can find out about the 65RFE box is that the "5" in the name refers to the torque capacity. Surely that doesn't mean 500 lb-ft although that would be adequate for the 6.4L but only just. I sure would like to know what they had in mind.
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Gawd dammit, still cant decide on colour.. true blue.. black.. mineral grey..
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:19 AM
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Gawd dammit, still cant decide on colour.. true blue.. black.. mineral grey..
Max Steel all the way!

You sound like I was - They are all good colours. The way i looked at it was another day in a long 3 or 4 months wait so just bit the bullet.

Have you seen winter chill?? just messing with you...
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Haha damn youu..
Problem is that i cant actually see the colours in person. I wanna order on weekend so i better decide quick
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:16 AM
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True Blue! The others aint colours.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Just noticed that Jeep appear to have updated the US website with the new colours.
They also have added the 0% interest for 72mths finance option. Sure wish that Oz Jeep would follow suit.
Now... if they got rid of all dealers globally, and only had servicing centres, then we could buy online, in the currency of choice, direct from factory, and pay for additional delivery chgs only. Might even be able to pay via PayPal.
That would remove all these local ripoffs, such as "Premium Paint" and "Premium Price" Might even get it GST free.
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Now... if they got rid of all dealers globally, and only had servicing centres, then we could buy online, in the currency of choice, direct from factory, and pay for additional delivery chgs only. Might even be able to pay via PayPal.
That would remove all these local ripoffs, such as "Premium Paint" and "Premium Price" Might even get it GST free.
Buying the car from a dealer is usually the more pleasant experience. (At least until you signed!) I dread it every time I have to get my car to a "service centre" as there is usually a huge price tag for no/minimal service. But there is plenty of BS you mostly have to pay for as well

Another gripe of mine are the parts prices. How Mopar accessories can quadruple their price if you add a ".au" to the web site is beyond my understanding. After all the shipping from China to Aus should be cheaper than from China to US....
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:18 PM
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Just noticed that Jeep appear to have updated the US website with the new colours.
They also have added the 0% interest for 72mths finance option. Sure wish that Oz Jeep would follow suit.
Now... if they got rid of all dealers globally, and only had servicing centres, then we could buy online, in the currency of choice, direct from factory, and pay for additional delivery chgs only. Might even be able to pay via PayPal.
That would remove all these local ripoffs, such as "Premium Paint" and "Premium Price" Might even get it GST free.
...and have UPS deliver to the door
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For me buying a car not a pleasurable experience, i just feel I am getting robbed, robbed on trade-in and the again on options, but hey their trying to help and you've got the best deal they can give you.. such is life…
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:42 AM
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The Laredo has got to be the best buy. It comes in under the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) with sufficient room for options. Once you go up in model specs, you are in LCT territory and you pay a third more for those nice to have but don't need bits. Heated steering wheel, you have got to be kidding! Even heated seats, I've driven cars in winter with no heating and my arse was the least cold part of my body. I wanted side steps. That would have pushed me into LCT and the fitted cost plus GST and LCT would have been $2,025. I can buy the side steps from the Aussie Mopar e-store (https://www.mopar.com.au/Pages/Store/Cart.aspx) for $849.06 and fit them myself, no LCT. That's what I'll do as soon as the beast arrives.
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