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Old 01-22-2011, 08:28 PM
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Hi all!

Just picked up my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 last week. I have to say that this is the coolest and best vehicle that I've ever owned.

It is nearly perfect in every way (minus the frustrations trying to connect an iPhone and iPod to the USB port!)

The adaptive cruise control and blind spot detectors are just incredible! I waited to buy one until this feature was available and was happy that I did!

I searched dealer inventory for 6 months before finding a fully loaded model was available somewhere in Oregon, Nevada, or California.

Amazing how long it took to find an Overland with 4x4, 5.7l Hemi, Quadra Drive II, Adaptive Cruise Control, Off Road Adventure Package, 430N with rear seat entertainment with Sirius TV, etc... (Well these were my must have features). Only thing missing from mine that I wanted was the engine heater but you can get those for $75 off jeep.com.

I just love this Jeep! The turning radius is unbelievable!
I've owned 1997, 2000, 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltds and a 2006 Commander.

I love the extra leg room width on the driver's side. I hated not being able to move my right leg to the right a little more in the older models. Always felt like my right foot was being forced to the left a little.

To make this Jeep "perfect", they would have to fix the iPhone connection issues. Find some way to fill the gap between the back seats and the cargo cover (common guys, I don't want people to see what is back there!). Also, more control over what heating elements turn on when using the remote start. Why can't I turn all the seat heaters on instead of just the driver's seat when it is cold outside? Why doesn't the windshield defroster always turn on when it is cold? Also, where is the coin holder in the center console? There is nowhere to set my iPhone while driving...

I'd have liked to get the Quadra Drive II with the smaller engine. Not sure why it isn't available. I do love the power of the Hemi but the 3000mi oil changes are a pain and the milage would be better on the V6.

Oh well, this vehicle is absolutely perfect otherwise. I'd recommend one to anybody looking for a new car!

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Welcome from across the bridge! What dealer did you buy from?
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