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Old 11-06-2013, 09:39 PM
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Re: 2014 diesel production

Just received pictures from my dealer of the very illusive SFU. Here she is guys. Thats my father in law in the photo as well. He's good friends with the dealer so he wanted to check it out. Enjoy boys!!!
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Re: 2014 diesel production

It's funny reading through that pre-delivery checklist, almost everything I'd rather correct myself than have a dealer do it. I would do a better job.

Obviously there are some exceptions that the dealer must do, only ones I can think of:

Paint defects / repainting panels
Ordering anything that is completely missing
Wheel alignment / vibration while driving
Replacing any trim etc that is damaged
Poor coolness of A/C
Steering wheel straight

I love line 32: confirm that dealer has not applied Armor All to interior. If that happened what would you have them do, spray on de-armor all? lol
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:41 PM
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I think DEF and DPF guages would be invaluable. Anyone here maybe Wilix have some influence over future updates to EVIC? Even if was able to display on UCONNECT would be ok, im sure the info is on the BUS.
DPF is a status gauge, I am not sure it can give a percentage or amount.

I posted in the owner thread what the DPF gauge shows. The DEF Gauge shows an actual Range of how full it is. It is the Last (right) of the Vehicle read outs (Oil Temperature / Trans Temp) in the EVIC.
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Any insight to alleviate the insanity? The dealer gave my the name of the transporter they typically use, Cassens, tried to use their tracking..nothing. They are thinking it may be going by a different company. The only piece of info I can correlate to my SFU still sitting there is that uwBadger's (I'm assuming his is going to Wisconsin as well), is also sitting there since 11/04. Maybe on the same truck and waiting for another vehicle(s)?
Unsung, just FYI, my dealer also normally used Cassens but my Jeep was delivered today by a different carrier. I was told that they are so busy due to the Cherokees that things are all messed up. I was in Hedgewich like you. I wish you luck.
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Does anybody know what sort of kickback the dealer gets when a customer has an affiliate reward discount?
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Does anybody know what sort of kickback the dealer gets when a customer has an affiliate reward discount?
I'm sure others will chime in, but I thought you get 1% under invoice and the dealer gets 2%. Or I may be on crack...!
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Ok...sorry for the delay guys. I ran my phone battery down about the time I left the dealer and all my charging gear was in a big sack transfered from my traded car.

Here's the rundown:

First...the deal. My dealer started backing up from the 4% off invoice we verbally agreed on. I used my Affiliates membership and got him back to 1% off. He offered 10,800 on my trade and I got him up to 12,500 due the squeaky clean perfect condition. So that put me where I needed to be. I'm happy.

Then...the checklist: As mentioned, the passenger door and taillight needed alignment. 30 minutes later, it was all good. I "unwrapped" her myself. My "DIY dealer prep" took all of 5 minutes to remove all the plastic. It was fun...glad I did it. As requested, no front plate holes where drilled, no washing, cleaning...nothing but mechanical checkout. It had 5 miles on it at delivery.

The ride home: It started raining cats and dogs about the time I needed to transfer my stuff from old car to new. I got soaked. I dropped the GC keys in the cargo area by mistake and although the GC started, I had no idea where the keys were...so we located them before departure. I followed the owner to the gas station and he filled it up...but the DEF tank has the 2.5 gallons from JNAP. I'll get the other 2.5 gal later. I was late leaving anyways.

I ran 60mph on gradual rolling hills with maybe 100ft peaks on 2 mile intervals. The EVIC showed 31.9mpg over a 50 mile stretch. When I got into town, I played with Sport Mode...lots of revs in that mode. I wouldn't recommend it for daily driving unless aggressive acceleration is required. The motor feels VERY willing and a bit busy in Sport Mode. Regular D Mode with Eco turned on was perfect for typical traffic. I pushed it hard a few times and drove faster than traffic for 12 miles in town and the EVIC average dropped to 28.8.

UConnect worked great but I touched a fraction of the menus since it was raining and I needed to pay attention. The RA4 radio sounds good...not amazing...but good. A 5 band EQ would have helped vs the 3 band provided. Its a tad bass heavy with slightly strident mids and soft highs. I set them as follows: bass -1, mids -1, and highs +2 for an initial improvement while not driving.

Wet Handling: the 18" stock tires didn't show any signs of hydroplaning or slippage. The wipers on auto did what was needed in a variety of rain conditions from drizzle to heavy.

Night Driving: I liked the interior lighting and LED ambient lights in various areas. They didn't bother my night vision. Neither did the 8.4 screen. The dash is so vivid that I thought the odometer display, when I first saw it, was a sticker that needed removing. Seriously. Also, the automatic headlights work perfect...much better than I could do manually. The headlight low beams are nice and high beams are amazing. No complaints.

Fill up: The pump I used had the mid-sized nozzle. It was larger than the gasoline nozzle next to it. It fit fine and it appears that the large nozzle will too. Way to go, Jeep!

The seats are a bit firmer than the posh leather in my Murano LE. Side supports are more sporty and hold you in place. Adjustability was fine both in the seats and steering column. I am 6ft tall and 185lbs and everything accommodated me well. Driver leg and foot room was better than I had read it would be. No issues.

HVAC: worked great. The heater and AC followed my request and defrost worked well in the chilly high humidity of the rainstorm.

Handling feels great. The QL goes up and down on command. Everything is awesome so far...and its a buttery smooth and powerful diesel!

Mission accomplished!
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Yay! Now you've got me so excited for my delivery next week..
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Ok...sorry for the delay guys. I ran my phone battery down about the time I left the dealer and all my charging gear was in a big sack transfered from my traded car. Here's the rundown: First...the deal. My dealer started backing up from the 4% off invoice we verbally agreed on. I used my Affiliates membership and got him back to 1% off. He offered 10,800 on my trade and I got him up to 12,500 due the squeaky clean perfect condition. So that put me where I needed to be. I'm happy. Then...the checklist: As mentioned, the passenger door and taillight needed alignment. 30 minutes later, it was all good. I "unwrapped" her myself. My "DIY dealer prep" took all of 5 minutes to remove all the plastic. It was fun...glad I did it. As requested, no front plate holes where drilled, no washing, cleaning...nothing but mechanical checkout. It had 5 miles on it at delivery. The ride home: It started raining cats and dogs about the time I needed to transfer my stuff from old car to new. I got soaked. I dropped the GC keys in the cargo area by mistake and although the GC started, I had no idea where the keys were...so we located them before departure. I followed the owner to the gas station and he filled it up...but the DEF tank has the 2.5 gallons from JNAP. I'll get the other 2.5 gal later. I was late leaving anyways. I ran 60mph on gradual rolling hills with maybe 100ft peaks on 2 mile intervals. The EVIC showed 31.9mpg over a 50 mile stretch. When I got into town, I played with Sport Mode...lots of revs in that mode. I wouldn't recommend it for daily driving unless aggressive acceleration is required. The motor feels VERY willing and a bit busy in Sport Mode. Regular D Mode with Eco turned on was perfect for typical traffic. I pushed it hard a few times and drove faster than traffic for 12 miles in town and the EVIC average dropped to 28.8. UConnect worked great but I touched a fraction of the menus since it was raining and I needed to pay attention. The RA4 radio sounds good...not amazing...but good. A 5 band EQ would have helped vs the 3 band provided. Its a tad bass heavy with slightly strident mids and soft highs. I set them as follows: bass -1, mids -1, and highs +2 for an initial improvement while not driving. Wet Handling: the 18" stock tires didn't show any signs of hydroplaning or slippage. The wipers on auto did what was needed in a variety of rain conditions from drizzle to heavy. Night Driving: I liked the interior lighting and LED ambient lights in various areas. They didn't bother my night vision. Neither did the 8.4 screen. The dash is so vivid that I thought the odometer display, when I first saw it, was a sticker that needed removing. Seriously. Also, the automatic headlights work perfect...much better than I could do manually. The headlight low beams are nice and high beams are amazing. No complaints. Fill up: The pump I used had the mid-sized nozzle. It was larger than the gasoline nozzle next to it. It fit fine and it appears that the large nozzle will too. Way to go, Jeep! The seats are a bit firmer than the posh leather in my Murano LE. Side supports are more sporty and hold you in place. Adjustability was fine both in the seats and steering column. I am 6ft tall and 185lbs and everything accommodated me well. Driver leg and foot room was better than I had read it would be. No issues. HVAC: worked great. The heater and AC followed my request and defrost worked well in the chilly high humidity of the rainstorm. Handling feels great. The QL goes up and down on command. Everything is awesome so far...and its a buttery smooth and powerful diesel! Mission accomplished!
Nice write up. Would you mind telling me if you had any lag from the turbo; was it smooth at take off from lights?

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I'm sure others will chime in, but I thought you get 1% under invoice and the dealer gets 2%. Or I may be on crack...!
I did some more research and that is what I read too. The dealer gets 2% of invoice.
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I did some more research and that is what I read too. The dealer gets 2% of invoice.
I'm pretty sure the dealer holdback is 3%.
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Looks like I'm at the destination rail yard, just waiting for the unload and onto a truck. Now comes the hair pulling wait...
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