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Old 12-30-2013, 06:48 PM
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I picked mine up a little over a week ago in Houston, unfortunately it rained that day so I couldn't tell if they actually washed it but it really didn't matter at that point. I followed up with Mark as soon as MOTS showed it was on truck to dealer to make sure the front license plate wasn't installed, and he made sure that it wasn't which I very much appreciated. I did find it a little odd that when I picked up the Jeep Mark didn't handle much of the transaction and we had very little interaction. Not a big deal I suppose just an observation and maybe he was just busy. I basically sat around waiting for my turn with the finance guy. Also, I had to fill up the tank with diesel on my own but they did offer to reimburse me if I gave them the receipt. UConnect update was done while I was waiting (I didn't request this beforehand) and I later realized they hadn't updated it to the most recent version; this was fine as it gave me a chance to try updating it on my own.
This is my 2nd jeep to buy from Mark and this should be even faster when I go in (since this was an order I won't have much to discuss other than the extra $500 coupon I have).

I'm not sure why he was so iffy on the front plate other than maybe a CYA in case some numbnuts drills into my bumper when it gets there. my And I really don't want anyone washing my brand new car other than myself and my brother. And if the tank(s) aren't filled, I'll make sure they are before I leave. I've been there and the sales guys have gone to the gas station to fill up someone's just purchased car.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:18 PM
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Re: 2014 diesel production

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I see yours has left Salem, IL so not much longer for you.
I am a little pissed about this $500 coupon. After calling the rebate center and emailing them as well it seems like it is a mystery how to get that coupon. Join the Jeep web site I was told, didn't result in anything, attend a car show with Chrysler, impossible where I live, etc. I decided what the heck I wrote to the President/CEO of Jeep and asked how do you get this coupon? It will not help me but maybe I can spread the word. This is supposed to be an incentive coupon but no rhyme or reason how that happens and the folks at the rebate center has no clue either.

I am hoping I am maybe a week behind your delivery but if it is late no big deal.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:16 PM
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I see yours has left Salem, IL so not much longer for you.
I am a little pissed about this $500 coupon. After calling the rebate center and emailing them as well it seems like it is a mystery how to get that coupon. Join the Jeep web site I was told, didn't result in anything, attend a car show with Chrysler, impossible where I live, etc. I decided what the heck I wrote to the President/CEO of Jeep and asked how do you get this coupon? It will not help me but maybe I can spread the word. This is supposed to be an incentive coupon but no rhyme or reason how that happens and the folks at the rebate center has no clue either.

I am hoping I am maybe a week behind your delivery but if it is late no big deal.
Thanks - I'm hoping it's soon, that's for sure.

So, what I was told was that there is no rhyme or reason on the $500 coupon. Mark said it's like 50/50 if you get by ordering a jeep brochure. He ordered the brochure for me but then I went an ordered it as well to try and improve my odds. Luckily I got one...but seems like its totally random.
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Re: 2014 diesel production - Front Number Plate info!

This article might explain why Mark is leery of NOT drilling the front plate holes for Texas JGC's. If you are in a state that does NOT require front number plates, you should let him know ASAP

















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Here I am, The Watchdog, solving the mystery of the front license plate. On an important day, too. Today is the day a new law takes effect.
If your vehicle doesn’t have a front license plate, or a rear one for that matter, as of Sunday, you’re looking at a $200 fine. Yep, starting today. (See? Real news you can use right here in this column!)
Which leads to another amazing discovery I made while solving the mystery of the front license plate. (More news coming!) For the past two years, until today, Sept. 1, any motorist in the state of Texas who was stopped for not having a front or rear Texas license plate could not be fined. That’s right. Not be fined.
Legislators in 2011 accidentally removed the punishment portion of the license plate law. (Uh-oh.) The law was on the books, but the fine was inadvertently deleted. (Embarrassing.) That made traffic cops much less likely to make stops for a missing front plate. They could write tickets with no fine. (Where’s the fun in that?)
In Texas, a law enforcement officer is allowed to stop any vehicle if a front or rear license plate is missing. It’s the same as an officer making a stop when a driver runs a stop sign, makes an improper lane change or, everybody’s favorite, drives too slow.
Now, with the punishment tacked back on to the law, the fine for a missing front or rear plate is specifically set at no more than $200.
The mystery of the front plates in Texas came up when I mentioned it in a recent Watchdog report that the license plate law is a personal pet peeve. If Texas requires a front plate, why is the law rarely enforced? The result is a lot of cars without front plates. How come they get away with it? Either enforce the law or dump it.
I see it as a safety tool that helps eyewitnesses and law enforcement identify the bad guys. Front plates double the chance for a clear ID of, say, a hit-and-run driver, a child molester or a killer.
Drivers, including Corvette and Prius owners whose cars don’t come with ready-made front license plate brackets, tell me they are concerned. Hey, nobody wants to drill holes in their beauty’s front hood.
One reader suggested, “Instead of forcing the law, why not eliminate front plates? Lots of states do not require front plates. The extra plate costs the state money. Put the savings in the highway fund.”
Another: “I think if cops would include checking stickers and license plates to the list when they pull someone over it would start to force more people to get current. Right now cops only ask for driver’s license and insurance.”
Car and truck owners without front plates may now be rushing out to Pep Boys for brackets. Or they could be running to their favorite auto parts website for the right make and model number. Yep, it’s my personal pet peeve, but please don’t blame me.
Who then? I looked up the recorded vote this year for House Bill 625, author, Rep. Linda Harper-Brown, R-Irving. The state Senate voted 31-0 for the new law; the House voted 139-4.
I talked to representatives of the San Antonio and Houston police departments who lobbied for it. Summarizing, they said both front and rear plates make it easier and safer for police to do their jobs.
With a money fine back in the law, San Antonio police Sgt. James Jones says he expects more officers to make no-front-plate stops.
“That would be enough to pull somebody over,” he said. “That is a traffic violation.” Officers will check for driver’s license, insurance and any outstanding warrants, he says.
I understand there are people across Texas who will not believe this is happening, people who’ve driven without front plates for years, and yeah, the Corvette and Prius owners.
There’s a bit of urban folklore about front plates in Texas. Considering the bungling in state law that was corrected, that’s no surprise. But let there be no doubt. The law is clear.
As of Sept. 1, 2013, it is required that all registered vehicles, including commercial vehicles, must display both front and rear plates.
“An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.”
Let the drilling begin.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:30 PM
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Re: 2014 diesel production

He's not leery, he just seems to be hedging his bets in case someone does it and he can blame them. There is no liability for him or the dealership - he should be practicing customer service. It would be that is taking the risk and as a Houston native, the cops don't give a crap about front plates. Hell I refuse partially because I've caught someone trying to steal my plate off my car, so I just keep it in my trunk and explain it every time. They don't care.

But I will admit, the fact that they can pull you over just for that keeps me from ever drinking and driving (along with not wanting to waste 10k or kill someone).
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:27 PM
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I feel a little silly asking this question, but obviously I missed it somewhere. So here it goes, what does SFU stand for? I keep seeing it but I have no idea.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:39 PM
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I feel a little silly asking this question, but obviously I missed it somewhere. So here it goes, what does SFU stand for? I keep seeing it but I have no idea. Thanks.
Skittles Farting Unicorn. It was borne from the frustration of the delays in releasing the diesel and wondering if it even existed or was a mythical creature.

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Unicorns farting rainbows and skittles until I see it!

That being said, I'm keeping my fingers crossed (as is my dealer).
And if you go to the post (and/or look up Temerarius) you'll see that he made his avatar to match. It was a long-running joke amongst those of us pulling our hair out waiting interminably for our beasts to arrive.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:53 PM
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Thanks Nautiboy. I knew I missed something.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:43 AM
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In the beginning, there were a core group of us who patiently waited for a year for this thing to release. Most of us checked this site obsessively every day. SFU was brought up, and since that time, that is what the 2014 JGC diesel has come to be known. The Skittle Farting Unicorn. There were other fun things too (don't even ask about the inverted pork rectums). I toyed with getting personalized plates "SFU" but in the end, decided to get regular plates (I figure with personalized plates, you are more obvious to the police - they pull you over once for speeding, and they have your number). This forum helped a lot of us, as we had set up group buys. There was a group buy in DC, and one in Texas. I personally flew to Texas and drove back to Minnesota for such a great deal. These group buys are still in effect, and if anyone wants the info, let me know, and I can pass along the info on either group buy. They are both similar in price, as the DC deal is slightly better, but adds a fee, so in the end, they are very close. 3 of us flew to Detroit (V-tail - the pilot, me - the passenger, and Brainstormer - who met us there), and we met up with Chevyboy and Marlon for a plant tour. It was an awesome trip, and it was great making new friends. It could not have happened without this forum. Great group of guys here that really like to help each other out. Between Milous and Willx, they helped keep our sanity during the year long wait for our SFU's. Chiv kept us entertained with his great pictures. In the end, it was well worth the wait.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:32 AM
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I see yours has left Salem, IL so not much longer for you.
I am a little pissed about this $500 coupon. After calling the rebate center and emailing them as well it seems like it is a mystery how to get that coupon. Join the Jeep web site I was told, didn't result in anything, attend a car show with Chrysler, impossible where I live, etc. I decided what the heck I wrote to the President/CEO of Jeep and asked how do you get this coupon? It will not help me but maybe I can spread the word. This is supposed to be an incentive coupon but no rhyme or reason how that happens and the folks at the rebate center has no clue either.

I am hoping I am maybe a week behind your delivery but if it is late no big deal.

Saw that you finally got KZ'd and it's released.

Mine is in Houston (spring) so maybe, just maybe it'll be at the dealer before the 6th so I can have a weekend with it.
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Hope the 6th holds for you. My guess from day one was 10-14 Jan based on all I have read. I am excited to see this in all likelihood I can't pick mine up until sometime in Feb. I leave the 16th for vac and not back until the 1st of Feb.
If it really arrives on the 14th I might be able to fly there and drive back but cutting it awful close. Told Mark this a month ago and he will store it for me until I get there.
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Hope the 6th holds for you. My guess from day one was 10-14 Jan based on all I have read. I am excited to see this in all likelihood I can't pick mine up until sometime in Feb. I leave the 16th for vac and not back until the 1st of Feb.
If it really arrives on the 14th I might be able to fly there and drive back but cutting it awful close. Told Mark this a month ago and he will store it for me until I get there.
I'm hoping since its in town that'll get delivered by the 4th.

Hopes yours gets here soon enough for you to pick up.
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