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Old 05-29-2013, 04:03 AM
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Hi all. Just signed up to this awesom forum. I'm in the market to purchase my first Jeep having driven holdens and ford company sedans for 25 years. I'm wanting to tow a 3tonne boat sometime in,the near furture and a friend of mine said I should check out the grand cherokee overland 6 cylinder diesel turbo. I started looking at the 2013 a few weeks ago but have since discovered that the 2014 is due out in Australia in the next 6 weeks or so. This is my first 4x4 ever that I'm considering. As yet I've actually not even sat in the current 2013 overland as the dealers I've been to don't have one for me to try out. But I'm keen to get into the 2014 seeing as its just around the corner. Any tips for a newbie that I should look out for or consider?

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:58 PM
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Hi, also a new member, and again about to purchase a GC, in the main for the more upright seating position for lower back pain . But a cars has to look good, and 4wd s tat look good are rare indeed.
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Wow .. After reading a few of the posts about the new 2014 jeep grand cherokee overland I'm now totally confused??? I read comments about overlands being re-badged summits??? I thought buying a jeep would be easy? Walk in and order an overland. Pick inside and outside colour scheme. Whack on a tow bar and jobs done. Now I'm worried about contracts,what price I'll end up possibly paying, or whether I'm getting a summit dressed to be a overland? May be easier to order another holden calais???
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Those are 2 different models and you would be best to know what the differences between the 2 models are and what price you would be paying before going to the dealer. Just do your homework and you will be fine.
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As with other newbie posts, the information provided in this forum has been great, along with the passion for jeep. Took the plunge and paid deposit on my14 overland despite lack of spec, insisted on a few caveats on the contracts though! Not sure if this has been posted, but Richmond FC members also get $500 cash back from factory by redemption.
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