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Re: 2013 or 2014 WK?

Thanks for the input. I owned a big auto salvage yard for 30 years and I also always had an aversion to buying first year major change vehicles. I didn't mention that because I though maybe it was a little dated thinking these days, but apparently some folks still do see it that way. I always knew the new ideas that didn't work out 'cause those were the parts people were always calling me for.
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Re: 2013 or 2014 WK?

First year production problems are not as bad as they once were IMO. Most times a quick flash will cure most problems. The mechanical problems can show up on any given vehicle.

My other vehicle is a 2010 Ram 1500, I have read about tons of problems with the year and model but I have yet to have a problem. Like anything mass produced you will have good and bad, no getting around that.

If that is your major concern buy the max protection warranty, bumper to bumper coverage with road side assistance for 100k. The first thing i told my salesman was that that warranty had to be included when he starts spitting out prices, I hate when you hear a number you like then they start adding to it.
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It looks like in the $30ks the only real difference is the 8 speed, you have to get past $45k before the major differences appear and the diesel becomes available.

Since my instruments/entertainment is already better than anything the '14s offer (and with more flexibility) if what you want is essentially a Laredo then you are better off with the '13 if well under $30k.

Anyone know why on a '14 if you get the towing package (not available on Laredo), you lose the ECO mode ?

ps turns out the V6 only gains about a 5% mpg improvement (EPA) with the 8 speed. Would need to use a lot of gas to break even.
8 speed transmission, higher tow capacity, instrument panel, redesigned lights, these are things off the top of my head that are in the 14's favor. It ended up being a $1200 difference between the two minus rebates and deals. We had to order a vehicle anyway because we wanted a Laredo with qt2 and a tow package with heated seats and remote start, to get these options in black Forrest green required a order either way.
To answer your other question you do not lose eco mode with the towing package.

Ps all of this was about a Laredo E, which is pretty much all you would find, with any kind of discount the price difference between a Laredo and a Laredo E would be about $900.
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the best deal on a 2013 so far has been a Black Forest Green/black int . Any opinions on that color?
Thats pretty much what I have, the black forest green is about two shades darker than my natural green pearl (2011 only), we love it.

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I have the V8 and even in ECO mode, it still performs very well. But that's probably due to all the torque the V8 has over the V6 so drivability would be better.
Thats the V8 though. I thought both the V8 and V6 felt sluggish in ECO mode, moreso the 6 obviously.

I wouldn't worry about first year issues, the 2014 is basically the same vehicle that came out in 2011, sure there are new options and features but its not a first year vehicle.
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