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Old 07-25-2014, 07:13 AM
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Yeah I thought you SRT guys only paid attention to the big gauges.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:13 AM
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Bullshit Rob, you cannot. It may be possible, it may even be easy, but you can't do it, because there is no fun in that.
Hahaha, for second there I thought our friendship had ended lol.

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Old 07-25-2014, 08:29 AM
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When I drove my SRT back from Sunshine Coast, it averaged 12.1/100km for the whole trip and I sat on 10km/h over the limit the whole way, but flogged it up to the limit each time. I now average 20l/100km because of all the short trips I do, the CRD was 14l/100km in the same conditions.
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I was doing 11.5l/100km on short trips around town, but I've got into the habit of turning off the eco button, so now a bit over 12l/100ms.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:47 AM
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... so now a bit over 12l/100ms.
Wow... you're using one hundred and twenty litres every second?

Seriously, 12 seems pretty average? I got the trolley jack out and pulled my off-road 18"s when I started getting 11s around town. Got me back down a bit, but not quite to single figures. So after doing this I started trying different settings for a week. I was getting results that indicated turning eco off seemed to improve things in the city... maybe the car is in a better gear for small speed adjustments?

There's always the possibility that you subconsciously drive it differently to prove your own theory. I'm not above that possibility!

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Bugger. Some low life in Melbourne stole my radio aerial.


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Bugger. Some low life in Melbourne stole my radio aerial.

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Bugger. Some low life in Melbourne stole my radio aerial.


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Bastards!
I have a bee sting antenna if that would help.
I replaced mine with a different one and its not needed.
It had some slight damage when the garage door hit it but I have repaired it successfully and it looks and works fine.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:40 PM
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They screw off easily. Maybe it worked itself out but let's blame a Mexican anyway. A good excuse to get a baby shark's fin one.
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A good excuse to get a baby shark's fin one.
Ahhhh... now the real story is coming out.
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Hi All,

I've had the Jeep f(GC Overland diesel) for just over a month now. Here are my observations, in no particular order, other than grouped as either positives or negatives (in my subjective opinion).

Positives:

1. Has all the gadgets, bells and whistles.
2. Comfortable and quiet.
3. Active cruise control. (Until I found out that there is a safety recall, and I should not be using it)
4. Fuel economy. (First tank, 989kms using 86.78 litres = 11.397 kms per litre or 8.77 litres/100 calculated, 8.6 on car display) NOTE: First tank driven in sport mode with paddle shifts used for manual gear changes to keep revs above 2000rpm. 300 - 320 highway running/remainder 50 to 80km/hr city driving. Low fuel light came on at 952kms. Filled to first click of pump.
5. Keyless entry and memory function for seat position etc.
6. No rattles, squeaks or any other noises.

Negatives (Not so Positives?)

1. Delivery fit and finish standard. (Poorly fitting panels etc)
2. Standard of paint finish and detailing. (Happy now after a wash, clay bar, wash, polish)
3. Navigation system 'lady' can't pronounce multi-syllable street names/places.
4. The steering is vague about the 'straight ahead' and requires a lot of wheel turning on tighter corners/round abouts. (To be fair maybe this is just me having to get used to it but with my wife's Polo GTI having very direct steering its taking me a while!)
5. Foot parking brake is weak.
6. Being lied to by Dealer/salesman that they had ordered replacement front half shafts even though I had it down as a condition of sale. Lying fíng arseholes. (If I find him freezing to death one day, I wouldn't give them the steam of my sh*t!)
7. The bonnet protector I was sold by the dealership was for a 2011-2013 model and had to be modified (cut-out around bonnet latch) before it would fit.

To be fair, I'm more happy than disappointed. As has been stated before in this forum, the vehicle is mostly fine, the dealers and service is what lets Jeep down. I wrote as much in the post sales on-line survey.

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9hrs behind the wheel today - Philip Island to Eden. Haven't been down this way for 20 years and surprised at how little traffic was around. Just lots of logging trucks. Great drive.ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1406626937.290979.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1406626959.535949.jpg


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