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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

Saw the new cherokee at the dealership, still, I prefer grand cherokee, it just looks grand!
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

it would be nice if they offered some of the cherokee features on the Grand
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

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Saw the new cherokee at the dealership, still, I prefer grand cherokee, it just looks grand!
Except, if you need two vehicles MMCRH. One big brother, the other little brother.

Here's a further review with regards to the Trailhawk.

Jeep Cherokee Review | 2014 Trailhawk 4x4 Page 1 of 2 | Reviews | Prices | Australian specifications

I think overall, regardless of variant, it will do well in the Australian market. Another few months wait for the CRD though.

I'm patient.
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it would be nice if they offered some of the cherokee features on the Grand
Indeed. Like these:

- Remote Start
- Lane Departure Warning
- Parksense Front and Rear with Stop
- Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist with Stop
- Wireless Charging Pad
- 230v auxillary power outlet

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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

Hold ur horses! Don't put too much faith in JEEPS ads. We all have first hand experience with JGC, don't we?

JEEP says premium navigation yet AUS says 2012 map is what u see, wha u get. Every time when I drive to an unfamiliar place, I've to stick garmin on windscreen, not happy jane! JEEP says premium alarm system, yet AUS says it's normal w/o panic alarm; JEEP says Uconnect is most advanced, feature packed infotainment system, yet, AUS says it's normal voice command navigation not function; normal that lock door with sound does not function....JEEP says level of attention to details manifested yet window rubber trim on my car looks like 2nd hand, even dealer says it needs to be replaced, still waiting for parts.....

My advise is wait till u see it in the flesh, what u see/touch/feel is what u get.
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

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Except, if you need two vehicles MMCRH. One big brother, the other little brother.



Here's a further review with regards to the Trailhawk.



Jeep Cherokee Review | 2014 Trailhawk 4x4 Page 1 of 2 | Reviews | Prices | Australian specifications



I think overall, regardless of variant, it will do well in the Australian market. Another few months wait for the CRD though.



I'm patient.

It just looks too much like big brother. In my opinion, it should be unique in its own right. Imagine if Nissan xtrail looks like pathfinder...
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

What?

I have seen it in the flesh. I've even touched and felt it.
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

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What?

I have seen it in the flesh. I've even touched and felt it.

Ok, In a right direction. But wait till u go through all features in working order, acclaimed by JEEP. The key is it does not distinguish itself from grand cherokee, and somewhat overshadowed by big brother, unlike land cruiser, prado, rav4, all of which are unique in their own rights at least visually.
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

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Hold ur horses! Don't put too much faith in JEEPS ads. We all have first hand experience with JGC, don't we?

JEEP says premium navigation yet AUS says 2012 map is what u see, wha u get. Every time when I drive to an unfamiliar place, I've to stick garmin on windscreen, not happy jane! JEEP says premium alarm system, yet AUS says it's normal w/o panic alarm; JEEP says Uconnect is most advanced, feature packed infotainment system, yet, AUS says it's normal voice command navigation not function; normal that lock door with sound does not function....JEEP says level of attention to details manifested yet window rubber trim on my car looks like 2nd hand, even dealer says it needs to be replaced, still waiting for parts.....

My advise is wait till u see it in the flesh, what u see/touch/feel is what u get.
my map version was late 2013 which I thought was good.
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

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Indeed. Like these:

- Remote Start
- Lane Departure Warning
- Parksense Front and Rear with Stop
- Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist with Stop
- Wireless Charging Pad
- 230v auxillary power outlet

Exactly. And I would like the heated/cooled cup holders in the 300c.
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Yeah, it is getting up there but for that money it would be a fairly 'bare' GC.

As far as a the KL goes, for that money, it gives us everything that our Aussie spec'ed GC Overland has (ACC, BSM... blah blah blah, except for the vented seats - $1500 option for those so not going to take up on that) plus:-

- Parksense front and rear assist with stop (the 'stop' bit being the difference between our Overland and the KL)
- Lane Departure Warning
- Parallel and perpendicular parking assist with stop
- 230V/50hz auxlilary power outlet
- Remote start
- Wireless charging pad (but you do need to purchase a Qi cradle yourself)

So quite a few more 'bells and whistles' for the dosh compared to the GC that the same money would buy.

I know you hate the look of them Snuke, but I really love the look. I do not want to drive a generic 'vanilla' looking alternative that would be either the Forester, the Rav or the CX5. I really don't.

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I know the saying but a more applicable one (for us anyway) would be 'Better the devil you know...'

We already have two Jeeps and this will be the third. We talk about selling '07 WK Hemi and that may happen if we ever get around to it but definitely a case of 'Better the devil...'

Being realistic, delivery will not be until Aug/Sept (probably Sept). Will be placing the order on Monday hopefully. Just need to argue over exterior/interior colours during the weekend.

Just adding as well - fuel economy figures for the Limited 3.2 V6 Pentastar - combined 10.0 (that is what is being published). No Aust figures for the 2.0L Turbo Diesel yet but looking at the Jeep UK site they are publishing a combined 5.8 figure so if that is true, it softens the blow a little for the extra $5k being asked for the TD.

Tend to agree with you, a lot of other 4WD's on the road are boring, clones of each other hey.
The Cherokee doesn't photograph well in the stills, but it looked good in the factory clip on Utube where you see it being made. I think it will get noticed on the road and that is what marketing is all about.





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