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Old 08-18-2015, 08:31 PM
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Wink 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

It was ordered in May. I will pick it up on Thursday. I will keep everyone informed as I put some miles on it. Should be interesting considering some of the issues they have had.

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Old 08-19-2015, 07:31 PM
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Re: 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

Our '16 Limited was built on the 2nd day of production. We have had it about three and a half weeks now. My wife drives it daily, but I do get to drive it once in a while. It is a great car! We don't off road, but I'm praying for about ten inches of snow for Thanksgiving so we can run this Bad Girl around a bit.....
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Re: 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

So far so good then. Hope the same holds for all the '16's.
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:36 PM
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Re: 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

Keep this thread updated if ya think about it...I had a 15 and dumped it after the tranny flipped out..I will buy another, but not until that issue is worked out
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Re: 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

Congrats! I'm still waiting for my 15 to arrive! Should be about a late June build I think, hit the export ship on 10th July.
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Re: 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

I have noticed that even though the transmission is working properly, I am going to have to adjust my driving style as it really doesn't get off the line quickly.
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Re: 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

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I have noticed that even though the transmission is working properly, I am going to have to adjust my driving style as it really doesn't get off the line quickly.
What engine do you have? And remember the break in procedure specified in the owners manual/users guide. I believe the first 300 miles is a critical period for the ZF 9 speed transmission....
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Re: 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

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I have noticed that even though the transmission is working properly, I am going to have to adjust my driving style as it really doesn't get off the line quickly.
Have you done a number of WOT as recommended in the owner's manual? Make sure to vary speeds during the break-in period. Watch your trans temp and slow down or stop and let cool when over 170 F (This is only during the break-in period. Otherwise, after break-in the trans temps can get into the low 200s F in city or off-road conditions with no problem).

As you may know, the throttle is by wire so that old manual linkage feel is no longer there. Step into it to get the acceleration you desire. My wife complained about it too at first but got used to it after I demonstrated. She was not happy about the part where the wheels started to spin.
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Re: 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

Switched to Sport mode. Now it goes like it should.
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Re: 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

CONGRATS on the new rides!!

You guys need to post pix, please!!

I wish I could build a '16 on the Jeep site.
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Re: 2016 Cherokee Arrived at Dealer today

I noticed that too. Still pushing '15s.
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Switched to Sport mode. Now it goes like it should.
I like it as an option too. It holds RPMs higher and strengthens engine braking, throws more torque to the rear wheels and turns off traction control. Especially nice for those winding roads and snow covered parking lots.
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