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Old 10-19-2013, 08:02 AM
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Re: 2014 diesel production

I would like to echo the idea that once we receive our dream children we continue to share their formative months that follow. I like many joined in September but I have been a believer in this GC Diesel since I first heard of the possibility of production. Has the wait been worth it...I hope so...But as the wait dragged on my standard of how this unit should perform has risen. This is my first Jeep and I hope it is not my last...I have been a GM buyer forever (not always satisfied)...but as for now sight unseen, no test drive...I am committed to the Jeep family.

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Re: 2014 diesel production

Hello all our Americans friends from Oz. have been having a read through your thread and can fully understand how frustrated you guys and girls must be over there waiting for the JGC diesel to come out.

Have to say from the start, this is the first American car I have owned, had plenty of Aussie cars and European and have been fairly sceptical of American cars in the past. I think from all the car hire companies I have used over the years when in the states. However, overall, the jeep grand Cherokee diesel car is one of the best I have driven. Take away the glitches with the uconnect which we are told will be fixed, this car exceeds expectations.

I have had the JGC since June this year (I know that will hurt so apologies up front) and travelled just on 10,000 klm, 6,200 miles and now booked in for first service. The car travels in heavy traffic most days, one hour each way and still returns 8.6 L/100 or over 20 mpg. Last month went on a 1200 mile round trip, three in the car with bags and returned 35 mpg, or 6.8 l/100, this is sitting on a very comfortable 65 mph. Everyone who has been in the car loves it and all comment on the look of the car, I am sure you guys will love it to. Only hope they have all the bugs out of the car that has caused the frustration over here.

Good luck to those that are getting the diese, it is worth the waitl, this is my third diesel and I have to say the best by far.

Look forward to reading some of your comments when you get your hands on one
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Hello all our Americans friends from Oz. have been having a read through your thread and can fully understand how frustrated you guys and girls must be over there waiting for the JGC diesel to come out.

Have to say from the start, this is the first American car I have owned, had plenty of Aussie cars and European and have been fairly sceptical of American cars in the past. I think from all the car hire companies I have used over the years when in the states. However, overall, the jeep grand Cherokee diesel car is one of the best I have driven. Take away the glitches with the uconnect which we are told will be fixed, this car exceeds expectations.

I have had the JGC since June this year (I know that will hurt so apologies up front) and travelled just on 10,000 klm, 6,200 miles and now booked in for first service. The car travels in heavy traffic most days, one hour each way and still returns 8.6 L/100 or over 20 mpg. Last month went on a 1200 mile round trip, three in the car with bags and returned 35 mpg, or 6.8 l/100, this is sitting on a very comfortable 65 mph. Everyone who has been in the car loves it and all comment on the look of the car, I am sure you guys will love it to. Only hope they have all the bugs out of the car that has caused the frustration over here.

Good luck to those that are getting the diese, it is worth the waitl, this is my third diesel and I have to say the best by far.

Look forward to reading some of your comments when you get your hands on one
Thanks for the inspirational info.

I think I feel excited about what is to come, but then I feel worse???
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:54 AM
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I see there's been talk that all us dieselers will bolt from this thread, never to be seen or heard from again.
Perhaps after we get our unicorns, we shift over to the NationalJeepGarageMeet thread. Maybe we can get enough momentum going to actually make a Meet happen.
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Thanks Hendo! While it won't make any of us less anxious, it's really good to read these kinds of 'first hand' positive reports.
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Re: 2014 diesel production

I caught this browsing another forum. An individual ordered his CRD through the Military Overseas Car Sales Program. He asked them to check into the delay and this was their response yesterday:

"According to our provided resources, your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
vehicle order has been built and shipped to storage for staging for
shipment. Your new vehicle should be shipped within a few weeks.

Please be patient as Jeep is going over the all the 2014 Jeep Grand
Cherokees equipped with the 3.0L EcoDiesel with a fine toothed comb
before they are cleared for shipment."
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:14 AM
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Okay, so a little distraction topic.

Does anyone out there plan to off-road with their SFU (skittle farting unicorn)? I noticed that lots of folks here ordered the ORA2 package. I've been a long time jeep owner and avid 4wheeler and while this is definitely my daily driver commuter, it's also my "light adventure" mobile. I plan to do lots of camping and mountain trips with it... It definitely won't be a "don't let any dust get inside" vehicle I see others comment on in other threads.

I also wouldn't feel right about myself If I didn't get this thing into low range in the dirt some as well. My girlfriend and even some of my JK Rubicon owning buddies think I would be nuts to take this thing off-road, but I don't think I will be able to help myself. It is a JEEP after all!

My ZJ will remain my off-road toy, but I am eager to get this one dirty as well. As a side note, a couple pictures from a recent lightweight winter wheeling trip while I wait for my SFU. Would love to return to this spot with the WK2 . This is a little ways west of Ft Collins, CO.

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I also wouldn't feel right about myself If I didn't get this thing into low range in the dirt some as well. My girlfriend and even some of my JK Rubicon owning buddies think I would be nuts to take this thing off-road, but I don't think I will be able to help myself. It is a JEEP after all!
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Not a distraction topic at all... many of you have probably seen my towing thread I think. I don't go camping in a paved curbed retirement community, I go where you often need 4WD just to get your trailer into the campsite.

I am by no means a real off roader either but I will put the Grand Cherokee through its paces. Once we get landed where we go we take the dogs and go find those beautiful hikes to mountain tops etc. The best places you can go for this are not for the faint of vehicle.
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Okay, so a little distraction topic.

Does anyone out there plan to off-road with their SFU (skittle farting unicorn)? I noticed that lots of folks here ordered the ORA2 package. I've been a long time jeep owner and avid 4wheeler and while this is definitely my daily driver commuter, it's also my "light adventure" mobile. I plan to do lots of camping and mountain trips with it... It definitely won't be a "don't let any dust get inside" vehicle I see others comment on in other threads.

I also wouldn't feel right about myself If I didn't get this thing into low range in the dirt some as well. My girlfriend and even some of my JK Rubicon owning buddies think I would be nuts to take this thing off-road, but I don't think I will be able to help myself. It is a JEEP after all!

My ZJ will remain my off-road toy, but I am eager to get this one dirty as well. As a side note, a couple pictures from a recent lightweight winter wheeling trip while I wait for my SFU. Would love to return to this spot with the WK2 . This is a little ways west of Ft Collins, CO.
Hells yes. I have every intention of finding some nice "roads" to put my skittle and rainbow farting unicorn through its paces. Its a damn Jeep!
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Not a distraction topic at all... many of you have probably seen my towing thread I think. I don't go camping in a paved curbed retirement community, I go where you often need 4WD just to get your trailer into the campsite.

I am by no means a real off roader either but I will put the Grand Cherokee through its paces. Once we get landed where we go we take the dogs and go find those beautiful hikes to mountain tops etc. The best places you can go for this are not for the faint of vehicle.
I think I am in the same boat as you... I will take it camping and definitely take it down a few trails but I don't see any rivers, deep mud pits, or hardcore rock climbing in my future either. That being said its nice to know I could give those a go if it comes to it.
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