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yeah, i use myus.com for all my freight forwarding. super efficient and great freight rates. I had front and rear steel framed bumper bars sent for my quad bike, the box was as tall as me (6 foot) and i freaked out thinking the bill was going to be $1000.... it was only $384, and the bars themselvs a 1/4 of the price in Oz. All up, half price.
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Just a note for Laredo buyers. My 3.6 Laredo with QL was delivered without the reverse camera. The dealer made no mention of it and I have had to push hard to get them to install it. It is now in place after 3 weeks and, in my opinion, a necessity as the driver's view out the back is very poor. Just be sure you get it.

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The inferno red ad-car has been located at Parramatta Jeep for a long time. Don't know if it still is. My daughter loved the colour but my wife didn't!

My first measured full tank of E10 petrol returned 18.3 l/100km. The car display shows 16.8. I'll have to do further measurements but it is a little disappointing. My driving has been urban and small roads, hasn't seen a motorway.

Did a bit of 30cm rock hopping on the way and with QL in highest position, 4WD low, the car just rode over it, no fuss at all except for the mudflaps scraping but not braking. Quite impressed with that! Also, QL park mode saves changing the antenna to get into my garage.

At delivery my car had 9km on it.
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Just a note for Laredo buyers. My 3.6 Laredo with QL was delivered without the reverse camera. The dealer made no mention of it and I have had to push hard to get them to install it. It is now in place after 3 weeks and, in my opinion, a necessity as the driver's view out the back is very poor. Just be sure you get it.

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The inferno red ad-car has been located at Parramatta Jeep for a long time. Don't know if it still is. My daughter loved the colour but my wife didn't!

My first measured full tank of E10 petrol returned 18.3 l/100km. The car display shows 16.8. I'll have to do further measurements but it is a little disappointing. My driving has been urban and small roads, hasn't seen a motorway.

Did a bit of 30cm rock hopping on the way and with QL in highest position, 4WD low, the car just rode over it, no fuss at all except for the mudflaps scraping but not braking. Quite impressed with that! Also, QL park mode saves changing the antenna to get into my garage.

At delivery my car had 9km on it.
Hmm, The mud flaps cop it off road don't they, going forwards they seem pretty tough, but in reverse my front ones kinked in the middle pretty easily.... I know its a jeep and should keep going forwards, but not always....My economy seems to getting better with 7k on the clock now, They're great cars, smile every time I start it!
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That is a problem with E10, you sacrifice fuel economy.
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Can't be long now.
Dealer told me 10 days after it is unloaded.
Got a Qantas roll-out next week, and BOC upgrade on the 19th.
Some were in that time got to go to Perth 600km to pickup the car, get the tint done in Perth. and back to Kalgoorlie.
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I should be ordering my JGC Limited CRD any day this week only dilemma I want integrated sat nav as I hate sticking things to the windscreen but $3200 seems a bit steep.It comes as part of the luxury pack if you order from factory but they are quoting the same price for just the unit if fitted later. Has anybody used the Jeep system and what are your thoughts on the system? and would anybody know if you can integrate an aftermarket unit ie VDO Dayton pc5500 or similar as I have a unit I have pulled out of my Ford Territory?
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[QUOTE=F500;474783]Just a note for Laredo buyers. My 3.6 Laredo with QL was delivered without the reverse camera. The dealer made no mention of it and I have had to push hard to get them to install it. It is now in place after 3 weeks and, in my opinion, a necessity as the driver's view out the back is very poor. Just be sure you get it.

I test drove a Laredo CRD last week and noticed the same thing. I quizzed the dealer on my return and he said it does come standard in Australia but it is not a factory fit It is normally fitted in pre delivery but as they were in a rush to get it on the road thay hadn't got around to fitting it on the demo.
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Enforcer,
Can't be long now.
Dealer told me 10 days after it is unloaded.
Got a Qantas roll-out next week, and BOC upgrade on the 19th.
Some were in that time got to go to Perth 600km to pickup the car, get the tint done in Perth. and back to Kalgoorlie.
My dealer did not return my call today and I was in meetings. I expect it this week, but who knows. Jeep dealers are not well known for keeping us CUSTOMERS up to date with anything. I hope they do not call and say it is ready, as I need to get the finance finalised.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:14 PM
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I just think our car is about to be written off by the insurance company, so we may need to pull the pin very soon. I assume all cars ordered now will be the MY2012 model. But I'm not sure if that means anything for our market versus what the US is getting.

I have seen this ..http://www.suvtracker.com/2011/jeepg...op-in-pricing/
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GOOD NEWS !!!
My new car will be ready this week, so hopefully we will pick it up on Friday.

zz that is for USA pricing, here in Oz, they will not be discounting. If anything they will just put the price up some more as us dumb aussies will pay anything for a good car apparently.
Any Jeep ordered to spec will not be seen here until Feb/March next year. You will need to find a dealer with stock to get it anytime soon.
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Interesting (US) prices for leather - can anyone advise pricing for leather in a Laredo in Aus/Melbourne? (ie. ordering one with Leather)

PS: Is it possible to put a sunroof in a Laredo??
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I did custom leather for my Laredo through my dealer in Brisbane, they sent it to a local place that specialises in it. Cost was around $2200. Sunroof not an option on Laredo.
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