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Old 11-18-2013, 02:35 PM
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Great write up. My SO gets home Friday nite and we are off to the dealer on Saturday to look at colors.

As a long time diesel owner I can tell you that winter time fuel mileage mixed will be 20% worse of more than summer driving. I don't know if it is all the added resistance from the drive train or what but I am expecting to see guys posting poorer mileage when cold.

Jeep has a hit on its hands for sure. I have not been this excited when we bought our 13 Outback last year or even my BMW when I picked it up in Munich. I guess because it is a diesel is the #1 reason and unless I keep it a zillion miles will never see the payback.

Again living vicariously through these posts...
All the fills have been with the winter diesel blends. I am actually hoping to see better milage next spring. Time will tell. Good luck with the new purchase
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:41 PM
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Slight shimmy noted above 70 mph, but no rhyme or reason. Some roads having a shimmy, some roads smooth. The one thing I noticed was no shimmy, then I got off the road to gas up. Upon getting back on the same road 5 minutes later, the shimmy came back, but lessened in a short time.
I've also (like you and a few others in JG) noticed a very slight shimmy about 65-75 mph. Like yours, mine is also "road specific" - to a point I'm inclined to believe it's road vibrations making their way to the steering wheel in a more pronounced way because of the higher steering ratio...maybe?
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I've also (like you and a few others in JG) noticed a very slight shimmy about 65-75 mph. Like yours, mine is also "road specific" - to a point I'm inclined to believe it's road vibrations making their way to the steering wheel in a more pronounced way because of the higher steering ratio...maybe?
I have it too, assuming what you are talking about is basically a steering wheel vibration.
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Found my first complaint. We just had a good snow fall here and the temperature is just below freezing but the roads are very slushy. The material used in the inner wheel wells has a profile/surface that the snow is literally bonding to and filling both the front and back of the arches full of snow/ice that is interfering with steering. Had to heat up my garage to about 45 and the snow/ice just won't let go. Going to the car wash tomorrow for some hot water. I have been living/driving in this type of weather for over 25 years and never had a vehicle plug up so fast. Hopefully this is just a one time occurrence, hate to be on a trail 100 miles from nowhere when it happens.

Otherwise it is awesome! Once I get a few more miles on it I will do a full review.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:30 PM
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Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

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Found my first complaint. We just had a good snow fall here and the temperature is just below freezing but the roads are very slushy. The material used in the inner wheel wells has a profile/surface that the snow is literally bonding to and filling both the front and back of the arches full of snow/ice that is interfering with steering. Had to heat up my garage to about 45 and the snow/ice just won't let go. Going to the car wash tomorrow for some hot water. I have been living/driving in this type of weather for over 25 years and never had a vehicle plug up so fast. Hopefully this is just a one time occurrence, hate to be on a trail 100 miles from nowhere when it happens.

Otherwise it is awesome! Once I get a few more miles on it I will do a full review.
I live in Minnesota, and hearing this makes me concerned. My only thought is Rustoleum Never Wet just came out, and if snow becomes a problem. I may put that on the inner wells and see if it works.
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Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Yes, the wheel well liners are some sort of fabric fiber material for what I can only assume is sound deadening. Seems like it would be a candidate for holding snow as it's a very rough/porous surface. As for steering shimmy, zero on mine.

Spray some turtle wax ICE all over the wheel well liners. That stuff is very slick and I doubt any snow would then stick. Just don't get on brakes!
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:36 AM
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Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Been almost a week now and I thought I'd give my first impressions.

Delivery Condition 7/10: Overall, pretty good. No major alignment issues. The rear driver's side door and the gas lid need a small adjustment, but that's about it. I have had some issues with the 8.4 inch uconnect screen though, unfortunately. I'm seeing some blue vertical lines intermittently, and also some weird interference on the screen at times. It's not easy to notice, at first I thought Chrysler was just using cheap LCDs, however, when I did my uconnect upgrade they were plain as day. Dealer has not been great to deal with. They are making me come in twice (on a weekday no less) to resolve it. Once to inspect it and order the part, and another time to install it. I had to stop in there to pickup the EZ-pass transponder I mistakenly left in my trade and they wouldn't take the time to take a look at it to save me having to come in two more times. Overall, night and day difference from what I've experienced from BMW or Audi dealers I'd dealt with in the past who'd come and pick up the car up and leave me a loaner. Some pics here:

Blue Lines on 8.4 Nav?

Interior 9/10: I'm a fan of the interior, very well thought out. Luxurious and very functional, I'm a fan. My only gripe is the copper plastic they used in the center console. Loved the color, and didn't mind it being plastic, just thought they could have used something a bit sturdier/more substantial. The quality of the leather was good, but I've had nappa leather interiors in the past and this nappa feels a bit thinner.

Exterior 9/10: Love it, love it, love it. Strikes a good balance between elegant, mean, and geeky. My only complaint are the tires (which will be rectified tomorrow).

Engine 10/10: Couldn't be happier with the diesel. As others have noted, I did see a bump in performance after hitting 100 miles. I run it 99% of the time in Eco mode and honestly have never felt lacking aside from the minor turbo lag. I came from a low 4-sec 0-60 daily driver before this and I am not going through any type of withdrawl (mmmm torque). I also LOVE the fact that Jeep left a tiny bit of diesel clatter in. I've driven my cousin's X5 diesel and it feels sterile. The Jeep's sound gives it character while not being obtrusive in any way, kudos.

Usability 9/10: It's a joy to drive. It steers well, the air suspension rides like a dream and at the same time doesn't feel top heavy. The chassis is solid as well. The gadgetry I've tested has all worked well. The ACC w/ Stop is going to give me a damn stroke, fair warning, don't use the closest setting unless you posses balls of steel.... The Nav works well (could be a bit flashier), the media functions all work well, and I dig the controls and responsiveness of the uconnect system. Very well engineered.

Overall 9/10: Very happy with the JGC, my last 3 cars have been a mix of 2 german sports sedans and a Hummer H3, and the JGC just completes me Jeep/Chrysler need to work on the QC a bit, I've never picked up a new car with issues like this one. BUT, I'm confident those issues will get resolved, and I'm going to be very happy with this Jeep for years to come.
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That sucks about the nav. Lines on the screen are a 100% no-go. Most likely the ribbon cable connecting the LCD to the PCB is damaged or the connections aren't seated properly.
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I live in Minnesota, and hearing this makes me concerned. My only thought is Rustoleum Never Wet just came out, and if snow becomes a problem. I may put that on the inner wells and see if it works.
Looks like there are a couple of Threads indicating that others are having the same problem with the older models. Will have to look at some type of coating or this may be a long winter.
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Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

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Found my first complaint. We just had a good snow fall here and the temperature is just below freezing but the roads are very slushy. The material used in the inner wheel wells has a profile/surface that the snow is literally bonding to and filling both the front and back of the arches full of snow/ice that is interfering with steering. Had to heat up my garage to about 45 and the snow/ice just won't let go. Going to the car wash tomorrow for some hot water. I have been living/driving in this type of weather for over 25 years and never had a vehicle plug up so fast. Hopefully this is just a one time occurrence, hate to be on a trail 100 miles from nowhere when it happens.

Otherwise it is awesome! Once I get a few more miles on it I will do a full review.
I had a 2011 Grand Cherokee (traded it in for the CRD) with the same wheel well liners. I drove the Jeep through two north Idaho winters of mud, snow, and ice without an issue. Yes, it does build up faster than a metal or plastic liner, but an occasional swift kick always broke it free (the liner is very flexible). It never interfered with my ability to steer.
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Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Great reviews everyone!

I think you've all convinced me to pull the trigger and order today. I've been following this car for coming up on a year now (mostly through this forum), and all these great reviews have pushed me over the edge.

Do any of you that have picked up your CRDs have thoughts on what to look for on delivery, either that you found on delivery or that you wish you had found, outside those suggested in the base WK2 thread? (Forum Link) Obviously the DEF fluid level needs to be on that checklist, but I'm curious if there's anything else out there that might have been missed, especially if it's CRD specific!

Thanks again for all the wonderful information!
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Yeah they should've found another material to coat the wheel wells with other then that old Marshall fields winter coat. It's hellll just getting the leaves outta there.
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