Just put a deposit on a 2012 Overland!
Hey everyone, I just put a deposit on a 2012 Overland with the V8 in black with saddle brown interior. It's got the tow package, upgraded audio, and some other bells and whistles.
I've been reading up on the WK2 for weeks and was dead set on getting the V6. The slightly better gas mileage and less maintenance looked great on paper. However, I test drove a 2013 this week with the V6 and was disappointed. It left me feeling like all the wind was taken out of my sails and I went home second guessing buying a Grand Cherokee altogether. It felt like any other vehicle out there with leather and navigation. It didn't feel like a $40,000 vehicle or even a $30,000 vehicle. The next day, I saw that a local Jeep dealer just got in a 2012 Overland in the exact int/ext color I wanted but it had the hemi. I wasn't going to schedule a test drive at first but figured "what the hell" I can just take it for a drive. Well, I fell in love with it. As soon as I pulled out of the dealer lot I asked the salesman if I could punch the gas real quick just to see the pickup. As soon I floored the gas, it sent all 3 of us back in our seats and I was smiling for the rest of the test drive. It was exactly what I was looking for in an Overland.
It comes with the extended 100k b2b warranty so that should cover any hiccups the hemi may have.
I'm a car guy. I had 3 XJ's in the past before switching over to Subaru and had a WRX and a Legacy GT Spec.B which should be sold and picked up this week. I've always wanted to get back in a Jeep and these WK2's are gorgeous, so I made the jump. I plan on doing my own oil changes, plug changes and other basic maintenance. Maybe an exhaust, engine management, wheels/tires, etc.
My wife goes to check it out with me again today since she wasn't able to see it yesterday. Once she gives the green light, I sign the papers.
I didn't have much time to play with the navigation yesterday, but I remember that it looked much nicer than the one I test drove the other day. The salesman told me the model but I forgot what it was. He said he likes this version better because in the other version it constantly redirects you if there's traffic and there's no way to turn that off and can become extremely annoying when sitting in traffic.
While I'm still reading up and doing my homework on the WK2, especially the hemi, I'd appreciate if you could give me some specific things to look for. Not just for long term ownership but even for today when I go to look at it again. It had a few scratches on the corner of the bumpers and a small ding on the hood (acorn? hail?) but that's it. It's got 28k miles on it, tires should last me into next year, brakes were supposedly checked, etc. and they agreed to sell it for $33,400 with 100k warranty and not repair the scuffs on the bumper, or add $500 to fix the scuffs. I'm going to try and push them to give it to me for that price and include repairing the scuffs when I go back tonight.