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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Thanks for the responses on the leather. I rang a few places today and it looks like around $2500 for some decent leather seats.

I am really leaning towards the Laredo - because I really don't like the fake wood grain colour in the Limited but like the black colour in the Laredo. I'd love to get the factory Sunroof in the Laredo - but am being told I cannot unless I upgrade to the Limited...

So I'm thinking sunroof is too expensive if I have to upgrade to Limited. So I'm looking at Laredo - with Aftermarket Leather Seats.

For those of you who have or know of the Laredo, may I ask...

1. What is the Standard sound system like in the Laredo? and can I upgrade this by going aftermarket if need be?
2. Can I get aftermarket Parking Sensors that are decent?

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Hi All, Great forum with great advice, I am looking at ordering a Laredo shortly but find the position of the foot brake really annoying in my driving position, it rest against my leg and I think it would do nasty things in an accident. My dealer told me that they are working with a local engineer to see if they can get it shifted up and back further out of the way.



Just wondering if anyone has found the park brake position annoying or had it moved?
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:30 AM
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I am nearly 6' and it is no were near my leg or annoying.
My friend drove the car she is 4' something. With the seat full forward, full up she had no problem. And only 30kg she disappeared in the drivers seat.
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Looks like our vehicle is getting closer.

It landed at Fremantle late last week and looks like it would have been moved out of the port storage yard today.

Have heard from others that they get taken to a location near the airport for compliance etc before being delivered to the dealer.

Does anybody know where that location maybe?
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

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Thanks for the responses on the leather. I rang a few places today and it looks like around $2500 for some decent leather seats.

I am really leaning towards the Laredo - because I really don't like the fake wood grain colour in the Limited but like the black colour in the Laredo. I'd love to get the factory Sunroof in the Laredo - but am being told I cannot unless I upgrade to the Limited...

So I'm thinking sunroof is too expensive if I have to upgrade to Limited. So I'm looking at Laredo - with Aftermarket Leather Seats.

For those of you who have or know of the Laredo, may I ask...

1. What is the Standard sound system like in the Laredo? and can I upgrade this by going aftermarket if need be?
2. Can I get aftermarket Parking Sensors that are decent?

Thanks
Stock sound system sounded ok to me at first listen in the demo cars. There is a thread in the interior forum about a guy upgrading the system. Look for a thread called "dont try this at home" or somthing similar i think.

Why do you want parking sensors if you have the camera? you dont really need sensors really.

As for sunroof, you can get aftermarket sunroofs that look like they come with the car, around the $2k mark i think, fully eletric and integrated etc
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

when we dropped into a dealership 2 weeks ago we were told that you could now order a roof for the laredo (I think we're after the same car ). didnt ask whether it was the single or double pane unit.
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If it is not in the brochure as an option then you cant get it.
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To each his own but a sunroof down-under? Seems to me we could do with less sun, not more.
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Well one reason for the extra costs, is they have to manufacture them for Right hand drive, which costs them extra.
The extra shipping is also another one
What a crock!
Sorry, not having a go at you but Ive been AMAZED to see cars like the monaro/commodore selling in the US for significantly less than here. In the late 14th century the locally made Ford Capri was (something like) 20k here and 13k in the US - AFTER shipping and LHD engineering costs. As you say, they've always been much cheaper there. I understand their market is MUCH bigger but it still does my head in when you see Aus-made car selling for less over there!
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Must agree with you Roonie.
It really is a matter of Price Gouging, and it is not only confined to Jeep.
Unfortunately, while Govt allows it, and the buyers are willing to pay the money asked, it will continue.
Yes. There are additional costs involved for tooling to RHD and shipping, but nowhere near the additional price difference. Mind you, while the Govt is also got their grubby mitts in the jar with their so called taxes, they will not jump in to stop it.
As I stated in an earlier post, if you could buy online from the factory, you would see dramatic drops in the prices locally, as they would be forced to compete.
Just as an example, take a look at Mopar's "ambient lighting kit" It is basically a small wiring loom, with some LED strips. Cant cost more than $10 to ship. In the US it costs around $300. Here in Oz, $800.
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To each his own but a sunroof down-under? Seems to me we could do with less sun, not more.
I agree.
I tried to get them to delete the sunroof on my overland since it had to be built but no they said it was not possible.
Can not see why this is so, to me it would be a change in the build schedule to use a blank roof.
35c already can feel the heat through the cloth curtain.
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Must agree with you Roonie.
It really is a matter of Price Gouging, and it is not only confined to Jeep.
Unfortunately, while Govt allows it, and the buyers are willing to pay the money asked, it will continue.
Yes. There are additional costs involved for tooling to RHD and shipping, but nowhere near the additional price difference. Mind you, while the Govt is also got their grubby mitts in the jar with their so called taxes, they will not jump in to stop it.
As I stated in an earlier post, if you could buy online from the factory, you would see dramatic drops in the prices locally, as they would be forced to compete.
Just as an example, take a look at Mopar's "ambient lighting kit" It is basically a small wiring loom, with some LED strips. Cant cost more than $10 to ship. In the US it costs around $300. Here in Oz, $800.
I don't like the price spread either but I think you are being a bit unfair. I'm about to sell my commodore. I'll put it on the market for the highest price I can get. I don't care what its intrinsic value is or what someone in another country thinks it's worth. I'm not greedy, that's just how things work. No one is forced to buy. This is not price gouging, it's commerce and it most certainly has nothing to do with the government just the buyer and me.
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