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Old 05-17-2011, 08:25 AM
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Milous great job.
Thank You for helping Oz.

After Chrysler contacted my dealer I got this number E5673825.
I was busy when he called, but think D1 was mentioned.
The Chrysler rep was with him when he called.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:28 PM
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After Chrysler contacted my dealer I got this number E5673825. I was busy when he called, but think D1 was mentioned.
The "E..." number is the VON. I do not show it reaching D1 status yet, if in D1 it would have a VIN assigned. I'll keep an eye on it for you.
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I did a random check on 10 recently built Overlands and all of them had the Forward Collision Warning/Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection/Adaptive Speed Control.
Excellent, thanks mate!

Do you know yet if the 2012 SRT8 proddy for Oz will be "fully loaded" with these features?
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Do you know yet if the 2012 SRT8 proddy for Oz will be "fully loaded" with these features?
Yes, although like here they will probably be part of an option package group.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:11 PM
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The "E..." number is the VON. I do not show it reaching D1 status yet, if in D1 it would have a VIN assigned. I'll keep an eye on it for you.
Thanks Mlious

At least I know I have one on order now.
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I'm in the process of selling my 2006 WH privately, then I plan to wait until the end of the year to order a new jeep overland. My thought process is this and am happy to have input from Milious or others.

1. Very keen on the blackberry pearl but I understand this is now not available for the 2011 model year anymore but will be for 2012 (correct?)

2. If I wait until the end of the year to order this should guarantee that I get a 2012 model (correct?)

3. it's rumored that a 6 speed transmission will be available for the HEMI, will this also be available for the crd overland?

4. Australian overlands that have being delivered thus far have the cherry wood trim as opposed to the Australian jeep brochure which states that they should have the black ash trim. After talking to my dealer he advises that this years overland will have the cherry wood however next years overland will come with the black ash. If this is the case then based on this alone I will wait another 12 months for the black ash, I think the cherry wood looks cheap and tacky in all cars

Anyway these are my thoughts and am happy for people to pass comments and confirm some of my questions

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:32 PM
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Just spoken with the Chrysler Rep.
No black ash for Oz Overlands this year due to shortage.
Dealers should be receiving a directive from Chrysler shortly if they have not already.

Not Happy with this, as they are giving it to the US summits.
It was one of the selling points for myself.
I hate the cherry/elm look it has been overdone in the past and i have it on my current jeep.
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i concurr, it's on mine too and its putrid. Black ash looks much goodererer.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

I think the cherry wood looks better than the black ash as it looks real, as opposed to the black ash that looks like plastic. I am sure if you really do not like it, you could get the steering wheel swapped over and get a trim kit in wood, brushed alloy or carbon fibre from eBay for $150. Just search 230621433580 item number in ebay and you will see one.
If I had a choice I would want the CF or brushed alloy, as I am not a huge fan of any wood in my car, however I think the cherry wood is fine.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

just got off the phone with the dealer and got the same old dribble He said thay still didn't have an ETA on my Overland. When I asked about a VIN or E number and he stated that JEEP weren't issuing E numbers for Overlands and he wouldn't know the VIN until they got the heep. When I said that I knew others that had gotten theirs he said he would look into it and get back to me

He also stated that yes we would be getting the Cherry Wood and he forwarded on to me the memo mentioning the shortage in supply of the Black Ash trim.

He also explained why there were Overlands appearing for sale as they too had one for use as a demo (wasn't for sale apparently). They like other dealers had placed Dummy orders right at the start for overlands as that was the only way they were going to be able get one. Said that If I wanted to swap colours that I would be able to get into that one earlier than mine but it would already have Km's on it and would have to wait until there was another one just around the corner.....which brings the question why isn't mine just around the corner.......... hmmmmm

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Call up Mosman Jeep and see if they still have the Black Overland for sale. Then you will have it by this weekend, it is not a demo, but a 03/11 build that has not be rego'ed. It truely sucks that they are giving you the run around.
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