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Old 04-09-2013, 09:37 PM
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Hello from Western, Massachusetts.

I've just joined the forum and the information sharing is really fantastic in the different topic threads. I just recently replaced my 2008 4Runner Sport with a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited - my first Jeep, although my four year old was incredulous about it being a Jeep - pointing out that it had doors and that his Power Wheels Jeep (excellent torque) does not.

We've had a real car turnover at the house - moving from all Toyotas after several years to all Chrysler / Jeep with my wife now driving a 2013 Town and Country. I've been really impressed with the design, quality, and things like sound proofing and suspension as well as pushing efficiency forward with the new engines and transmissions.

I'm excited to learn from and hopefully contribute here on the forums.

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:48 PM
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Re: Hello from Western, Massachusetts.

I hear you on the vehicle turnaround, seems I'm buying a new vehicle every two years or so!



Good luck with your 2014 GC...can't wait until I pickup mine!
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Re: Hello from Western, Massachusetts.

Thanks SnoFire - GCLimited, I see that you've gone for the black as well. What a beautiful metallic black paint. The 2014 is such a pleasure to drive - fantastic ride (I have the mechanical suspension / didn't get the Quadra Lift) and so quiet. Great suspension is critical in New England - with the freeze / thaw, the roads are always falling apart.

Things that I'm surprised about: I got the Limited with the 8.4 uConnect but without the Nav already in it (I'll add it later). But the one without the Nav from the factory doesn't have HD Radio. I'll be trying to find out if there is an HD Radio receiver that can be added as a part.

I was also a little surprised that the CD player is an option and not simply integrated into the system as a standard feature.

My only issue so far is a outside temp sensor that's a bit flakey - I'll have them look at it when I have the dealer install the Nav upgrade. I'm a little concerned about the latter - my request was the first so they're trying to figure out how to do it.

I'm still getting used to the lights on the dial and no the stock like in the Toyotas that we've had - I keep activating my wipers at odd times. I'm sure that I'll adjust.
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Re: Hello from Western, Massachusetts.

Welcome!

we are having a jeep garage meet here in mass on the 18th of may. you should come by and show us that 2014!
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Thanks SnoFire - GCLimited, I see that you've gone for the black as well. What a beautiful metallic black paint. The 2014 is such a pleasure to drive - fantastic ride (I have the mechanical suspension / didn't get the Quadra Lift) and so quiet. Great suspension is critical in New England - with the freeze / thaw, the roads are always falling apart.

Things that I'm surprised about: I got the Limited with the 8.4 uConnect but without the Nav already in it (I'll add it later). But the one without the Nav from the factory doesn't have HD Radio. I'll be trying to find out if there is an HD Radio receiver that can be added as a part.

I was also a little surprised that the CD player is an option and not simply integrated into the system as a standard feature.

My only issue so far is a outside temp sensor that's a bit flakey - I'll have them look at it when I have the dealer install the Nav upgrade. I'm a little concerned about the latter - my request was the first so they're trying to figure out how to do it.

I'm still getting used to the lights on the dial and no the stock like in the Toyotas that we've had - I keep activating my wipers at odd times. I'm sure that I'll adjust.
It would be cheaper to get the 8.4N with the Nav as it will be cheaper then paying the dealer $600 to turn the Nav on. Invoice the upgraded unit is $356. Btw, I got Max Steel which isn't truly black, I got the black interior.
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Re: Hello from Western, Massachusetts.

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It would be cheaper to get the 8.4N with the Nav as it will be cheaper then paying the dealer $600 to turn the Nav on. Invoice the upgraded unit is $356. Btw, I got Max Steel which isn't truly black, I got the black interior.
Yes, you're absolutely right on price - it was a matter of the deal for a certain car - they agreed to cover $100 of the NAV upgrade, so just under $500, but if I were ordering it, yes. I saw that you had the Max Steel on order - really beautiful color. GCLimited has the black noted in his info.
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Yes, you're absolutely right on price - it was a matter of the deal for a certain car - they agreed to cover $100 of the NAV upgrade, so just under $500, but if I were ordering it, yes. I saw that you had the Max Steel on order - really beautiful color. GCLimited has the black noted in his info.
It is nice they will take $100 off to get the nav I stall for you. Good luck with the purchase and have fun with it when you get it!
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Re: Hello from Western, Massachusetts.

Thanks Akimball - I appreciate the invite!
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