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I can't imagine a world where F & S don't stand for farting and skittles
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:09 PM
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I understand what you mean nautiboy, I'm just the opposite, I want the Summit but the Overland has the interior that I want; the blue indigo. So do I take a step down for the indigo interior, I'm just not sure because I also don't like the painted wheel flairs on the wheel arches; I prefer it flat like on the Summit. Also I like the sound system on the Summit. So like they say decisions decisions decisions. That blue indigo is really nice looking. Oh well.
Interesting how different people have different tastes. I didn't like the Indigo, especially the white piping on the edges which I think will be hard to keep clean. That pushed me to the Jeep Brown interior which is only available on the Summit, so I ended up ordering the Summit. Probably would have been happy with the Overland if it had an interior color I wanted (not black, and the light beige again I think would be hard to keep clean). Then the exterior color decision - I really like how the Cherry Red color pops and looks so sharp (probably why they use that color extensively in the ads) but the Cashmere would be easier to keep clean looking. In the end I decided to get what I liked (cherry red) and not what I thought was more practical. After the interior and exterior colors were chosen and the Summit trim level, about the only decision left was the block heater, which is a no brainer in MN. After all that mind bending, now I just sit and wait and obsess with this thread...
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I can't imagine a world where F & S don't stand for farting and skittles
So that's what SFU stands for
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Re: 2014 diesel production

Any new updates on potential KZ status? I'm trying to be patient (have no other choice), but this is actually starting to cost me a good deal of money. Any time I need to go grocery shopping or take the dogs somewhere, I have to rent a vehicle, which is anywhere from $75 - $100 a pop!
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So that's what SFU stands for
SFU I thought was Su-ffolk U (Suffolk University) in Boston. They were an angry bunch.
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Interesting how different people have different tastes. I didn't like the Indigo, especially the white piping on the edges which I think will be hard to keep clean. That pushed me to the Jeep Brown interior which is only available on the Summit, so I ended up ordering the Summit. Probably would have been happy with the Overland if it had an interior color I wanted (not black, and the light beige again I think would be hard to keep clean). Then the exterior color decision - I really like how the Cherry Red color pops and looks so sharp (probably why they use that color extensively in the ads) but the Cashmere would be easier to keep clean looking. In the end I decided to get what I liked (cherry red) and not what I thought was more practical. After the interior and exterior colors were chosen and the Summit trim level, about the only decision left was the block heater, which is a no brainer in MN. After all that mind bending, now I just sit and wait and obsess with this thread...
Thanks Vtail, it's comforting to know I'm not the only one who was trying to make up there mind. I'm still waiting to see an Auburn before I decide to place my order. I've always liked the red but it draws too much attention; my background just would not have carried well with a red vehicle. Most of my vehicles have been black. I don't particularly care for this crystal black because the metal flakes seem to prevent the black from having any depth to it. I had the same feeling you had about the white pipping but I know me and I would make sure I kept it clean. If I wanted to save money I would go with the Overland and just get all of the options but you don't get the Harmon radio 19 speakers and as I said I just don't like that lip on the wheel arches. So Vtail as you can see I have my work cut out for me. I wish they would hurry and ship all of the sitting GC diesels that are in storage. That might help me once I see them and more colors.

Seeing your pictures reminded me of when I went to the LCC (Lansing Craft Center) where they made the Chevy SSR. Went on a rare tour there a couple of weeks before it closed. The factory tour was really awesome as it appears yours was also. And so it goes.
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I just posted 11 photos in the Floor Jack Lift Points thread, in case any one wants to see the jack-points close up... Looking for comments and suggestions.
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SFU= Skittle Farting Unicorn aka Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD
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I understand your point. I am more likely to go hunting than recreational off-roading, but I did order my GC with ORA II. Traversing a rocky river bed in the Texas hill country can be common, but I could have easily made do without ORA. However, I enjoy having the option to take it in more rugged terrain if I want. It will certainly be babied more at first. After all, I will still use for business during the week.

Another consideration I used in making the decision is that even though I am purchasing for long term ownership, when I do resell, I thought the ORA would make it more attractive for someone looking for a used Jeep for off-roading. I saw the 20" tires as a liability in that circumstance.

To each his is own... that's why there are different models and options.
I have to agree on the 20" tires. I think they make the JGC look great, but not practical for going off road. 18" will give a smoother ride, and be more forgiving when going over rocks. 20" is better in the turns, but way more expensive to replace, and not forgiving to the rims if you hit a curb or over rocks. In the end, I got the 18" for practicality over looks.
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I'm still waiting to see an Auburn before I decide to place my order.......
I had the same feeling you had about the white pipping but I know me and I would make sure I kept it clean......
Saw the Auburn during the JNAP tour - it is a really sharp looking color. Probably the color I would have chose if I didn't live in the salt belt. Too hard to keep clean up North.
My concern with the white piping was actually more concern about the white stitching on the dashboard - on a sunny day, I think it will glare up and reflect off the windshield.
Glad there are so many choices so we can each get what we want........Well at least dream of what we want till our SFU's are delivered.
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I wish they would hurry and ship all of the sitting GC diesels that are in storage. That might help me once I see them and more colors.
When I ordered mine in Auburn the dealer had that exact same car with a hemi on the lot. It was the first one we had seen and helped confirm the decision. Is it an option to look at the gas burners to help make your decision? Jeeps site is pretty good at searching inventory in a specific Geographic area.
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I have to agree on the 20" tires. I think they make the JGC look great, but not practical for going off road. 18" will give a smoother ride, and be more forgiving when going over rocks. 20" is better in the turns, but way more expensive to replace, and not forgiving to the rims if you hit a curb or over rocks. In the end, I got the 18" for practicality over looks.
Yeah, wish they made an 18" wheel that looked just like the Overland's 20" option.
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