My beauty has arrived:
The vehicle is in great condition. After a few days going over it with a fine tooth comb, there are only two small blemishes. Just a tiny nick in the leather on the left passenger door that is fairly hard to see, and a missing plastic fastener underneath that connects the bottom bumper trim to the plastic skid plate.
Paint is great. Panel/lights/handle alignment is good. Fuel tank and DEF fluid 100% on delivery. I can't say enough good things about Hendrick Jeep in Fayetteville NC. Worked well with me on a trade-in and getting my unconventional method/purchase squared away.
This is a superb vehicle for the money. Friends at work can't get over all of the features.
Fit and finish is superb for a vehicle of any price, let alone this price.
Haven't had a single mechanical/electronic hiccup. Nothing as of now needs to be replaced or fixed.
Diesel engine is quiet and pulls strong. Extremely satisfied with how it drives.
Transmission is like glass smooth.
Adaptive headlights are awesome!
Uconnect 8.4 is a marvel. Everything from changing temps via voice command to XM radio. The 19 speaker H/K is stellar!
110v power converter is a great feature.
You can feel the weight of the vehicle but it isn't a bad-heavy feeling. Drives solid like a tank yet is very smooth and quiet.
Cockpit lighting at night is great.
I was giddy the first time I used stop and go adaptive cruise. It worked amazingly.
Uconnect doesn't play FLAC files. Hopefully something that they can update in a firmware patch.
Summit front lower bumper trim cannot be removed easily. I'm going to have to remove the whole bumper to figure it out. I have to remove the bumper anyway for winch install.
Today I've de-badged the car besides the diesel badge and the rear Jeep logo which will be blacked out. Tip: if you plan to de-badge do it when the car is new and the double stick tape hasn't set. I used a soft plastic trim removal tool in order to not scratch the paint, and those babies just popped off.
Today ordered the off-road wheels, tires, winch, bumper, skid-plates, rock rails and a bunch of other stuff. Credit card is ballooning up nicely.
Overall, I haven't been this excited about a vehicle purchase since my Nissan GTR. Jeep has put out one hell of a product!