Originally Posted by macfan
I agree with you. I think many dealers ordered the bottom 2 models of the Cherokee and then as bare as possible. Some how I just don't see a Jeep as a FWD vehicle. I am concerned for the reputation of the New Cherokee when many will see it as a FWD/4 cylinder product built on the Dart platform. They won't know any better. The New Cherokee is going to have to go some if it doesn't want to be known as a mall cruiser/grocery getter. Like you, I have a Limited ordered. It has been in D1 for a couple of weeks now. I am beginning to think that part of the problem in getting it built is that I have it pretty optioned up.
I thought being loaded up (we only left off the CD player and extra speakers) was causing the problem as well. But two people with access checked and found there were no restrictions on any of my options.
I had a problem determining what could be ordered with which model. I may be wrong but it appeared to me that to get a transfer case with neutral one had to select the Limited and get Active Drive II. We didn't really want a Trail Hawk but it looks to me like the differential might be a problem towing it flat behind a motorhome.
My view is that they have a potential real big winner for flat RV towing but I don't think they realize that fact. If they did, they would have made Active Drive II available and trumpeted that fact to the RV community. I know one fellow who was at a presentation by Jeep staff to sales people and they were totally clueless on the issue of RV flat towing. That is no shame I guess because the other 2 (GM and Ford) have the same situation.
We will be in Florida when ours is delivered mid Nov (I hope) and my son will handle the delivery and put it in the garage. We won't see it until the middle of December when we do our holiday season return. We'll take it to FLA in January and then bring it back in late February. In early March we will take the T&C to FLA so when we return mid April we'll have enough room for "her stuff."