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Old 01-11-2011, 07:25 PM
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

An irreverent and not-exactly-gushing review of the 2011 Jeep GC, offered in a style reminiscent of Tosh.0. Among other gripes, he slams the build quality on parts of the interior, complains about the legroom in the back seat (that's a first), and hates on the power liftgate. However, there are some good video sequences of the WK2 on relatively tame sand surfaces and splashing through what looks like the Michigan shoreline.

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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

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An irreverent and not-exactly-gushing review of the 2011 Jeep GC, offered in a style reminiscent of Tosh.0. Among other gripes, he slams the build quality on parts of the interior, complains about the legroom in the back seat (that's a first), and hates on the power liftgate. However, there are some good video sequences of the WK2 on relatively tame sand surfaces and splashing through what looks like the Michigan shoreline.

The review is horrible and he has no knowledge of the vehicle. His day job has to be a used car salesman.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:41 PM
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

I got the feeling that he didn't really care much about cars and was using the review as a pretext for making snarky comments. The T. Rex line was kinda funny though.

The backseat legroom comment was just unwarranted. Anyone can move a front seat all the way back, recline it, and then comment on the lack of legroom in back.

Just sharing the bad with the good...I'm confident enough in my purchasing decision to accept legitimate criticisms but this one was just goofy.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

I'll agree with the weakest link in the new WK2 being the transmission. But poor interior quality?? Our WK2 overland is a much nicer place to be than our BMW 528i x-drive.

He's an idiot and must have been bored with the assignment. Plus it has a ton of rear leg-room. Perhaps he was confused with the previous generation WK.

He really lost me when he was making fun of quadra lift having 5 settings.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

Another glowing one from Marke****ch...

http://www.marke****ch.com/story/aut...k=MW_news_stmp
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:35 AM
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

In a great showcase of every Jeep made since 1941, the final page winds up with the WK2 which it summarizes as "Arguably the finest SUV on the road today..."

See Wired's Autopia: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/01...-jeep/?pid=509
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

The Truth About Cars just did a follow-up review -- STILL loved it:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...okee-take-two/
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

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The Truth About Cars just did a follow-up review -- STILL loved it:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...okee-take-two/
And as of this weekend, the author is also active on the JG.org WK2 forum.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

Ah, of course. I hadn't made the connection, but he's mkaresh obviously.

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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

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The Truth About Cars just did a follow-up review -- STILL loved it:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...okee-take-two/
Wow, lol at the first sentence.

"Following the disastrous launch of the Chrysler Pacifica, which was supposed to take that brand upscale, Chrysler (the company, not the brand) did a 180 and started developing the cheapest, least refined, and least attractive vehicles sold in the U.S. End result: Chapter 11"
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

Washington Post's Warren Brown on the 2011 JGC Summit:

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"So why applaud the 2011 Grand Cherokee? It's simple. The new model is the best Grand Cherokee in the 27-year history of that model (including those designed under the aegis of the defunct American Motors Corp.). That's a remarkable accomplishment considering the administrative/ownership and financial hell Chrysler has gone through in the past five years, including bankruptcy in 2009.

"The 2011 Grand Cherokee, of which the Overland Summit sits at the top of three Grand Cherokee models, is a testament to the human spirit. It is the four-wheeled equivalent of that big bronze right arm and fist suspended from a pyramidal support in the heart of this hard-knock city's downtown - a tribute to Detroit's Joe Louis, the late, great boxing champion.

"It's difficult to feel anything but pride sitting in the Overland Summit. Chrysler and its people were supposed to have been down and out. They had been used and abused by the Germans, ridiculed by their own countrymen, beaten to a corporate pulp by Wall Street and Washington, and finally sold to the lowest bidder, which happened to be Fiat. The U.S. and foreign news media had voted it the car company most likely to die and stay dead.

"But Chrysler, as represented by the Overland Summit and its siblings, the Grand Cherokee Laredo and Limited, has come back swinging. Fit and finish are among best in class...."

Read on... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...s=rss_business
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:46 AM
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

not so much a review, but a list.. and guess which is the only american nameplate on the list

http://www.windingroad.com/articles/...src=Nextscreen
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