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Old 12-29-2015, 08:11 PM
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Re: 14 vs 15 Summit ?????

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^ Understood. But for grins ... go drive one without QL and take it down a road that isn't that smooth. Honestly there's a night and day difference between the two but you have to know what you are feeling for. Most test drives are a fairy tail unless you are serious about what you are evaluating.

A simple search for quadra lift + bouncy will yield dozens of thread about the topic. I've driven mine from coast to coast and its a great vehicle but I won't be getting another QL equipped JGC. Maybe there's just a couple hundred of us that like to complain about it ha ha.
Which means you're either getting an SRT, Limited, or Laredo. Again, the OP is clearly interested in a Summit, so quadra lift is a must.

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Re: 14 vs 15 Summit ?????

My 2012 Overland didn't have QL, the suspension was fine. Both my wife and I prefer the QL ride. And there have been multiple people that have commented on the ride of my GC so I'm assuming they like it too.

Besides, QL makes the GC look like it's sitting better. It also lowers at 55mph.
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Besides, QL makes the GC look like it's sitting better. It also lowers at 55mph.
Yup, and depending on the year, all the time in Sport mode, or once placed in park. I have also found that my 2014 will go into aero mode at 53mph is the minimum that will activate it.
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Re: 14 vs 15 Summit ?????

First...lets talk about the air-shock (Quadra-lift) vs fluid-shock (non-QL) debated:
The discussion is that the QL is not as smooth on irregular surfaces.

Perspective...Im coming from a '12 JKU WRANGLER Sahara....which I named "Serenity" because I thought was smooth and quiet "enough." Its about like riding a good mule...not luxurious, but unwavering confident.

Prior to that...I was in an '03 TJ WRANGLER Sahara which I named "Tigger" because of its bouncy and playful nature. It was about like riding a burro...lets just call that sensation "Insistent sure-footedness".

Prior to that...I am the last of a long line of Suburban aficionados. My family has had 12 dating back to the early '40's. I have personally owned 3 (not all at once). Spacious and comfortable...but the interior was so vacuous that it seemed to reverberate the road noise, and the long wheelbase often felt like it was "loping". I considered it like riding an Andalusian. Just point it in the right directions and rig-up your hammock.

But...along comes the WK2...I've had week-long, 1000 mile test drives in each of the '15 Laredo, a '15 Limited, and now im on Day 3 of owning a '15 v-8 Summit. Which, to continue the equestrian metaphors is similar to riding an American Warm-Blood or an Appaloosa. Not as skittish or schizophrenic as a quarter horse, but I can tell that if I dont stay conscious of it, it could easily become as prissy and high-maintenance as a Morgan.

In short...as far as ride conditions are concerned...each of the WK2 variants have felt like rolling sensory-deprivation chambers compared to my previous mounts, and while Im sure I will eventually find something to complain about...Im not a complainer by nature so Im pretty happy right now with the air-shocks (Quadra-lift).

Now...as for the price debate:
My out the door price was $51,700 for a new '15 4wd, v-8 Summit. And I was happy with those numbers because I thought it was fair to both sides of the deal. Could I have argued for a couple-hundred more here or there...yeah.
But I D-E-S-P-I-S-E negotiating, and at $17 per $1000 financed...it wasnt worth the time or effort to continue the game.

I did get the Chrysler Unlimited Lifetime MaxCare Warranty with $100 deductable for $2500 but I knew that going in because I think that it would be nothing short of retarded to get into a vechile with this many complicated and expensive systems and put as many miles as I do on it...without some impressive coverage.

So....in summary...
I am happy with my vehicle choice.
I am happy with my final numbers.
I am happy with my peace of mind for durability.
And I am happy with the tax depreciation that is allowed for a new vehicle but is unavailable for purchasing a used vehicle.

And thus I have the '15.

Ta-dahhhh!

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