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2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

I thought I'd make my first post. I've basically been hanging out and viewing all the sweet JGC rides on here. I'm so jealous.

I actually had a 2005 Mustang (Black on Black) that was totaled earlier this month (rear ended by a crap 2001 Hyundai). Got my check and immediately went to the Jeep dealership and test drove a 2014 JGC Overland. Every other mid-sized SUV just looked like crap. Just had a baby, so there was no chance on getting another sports car (can you hear my wife slapping hand?). That was it, i was sold. Didn't buy anything that day, but went to the jeep website and saw the new 2014 Altitudes. Went in the next day and put a down payment on a 2014 Altitude (black on black). They said there would be no problem with getting one from another dealer. Well two days later still no Jeep, so I told them to just order one and i would wait (ordered Apr 7th).

Now I'm asking myself why I did this. Its like being a little kid and its Christmas eve everyday...lol

Anyway keep the pics of your new JGC's coming. Its the only thing keeping me going. Will post pics when my ride comes in of course.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:26 PM
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Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

Welcome to jeepgarage, jaw4322!

Waiting is the hardest part - but it is fun, too. Consider yourself lucky - I'll have to wait 'til late August before I can place my order..
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Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

Thanks GCOverland!

Had another question. When i signed the papers to purchase an Altitude it was under the assumption that they would be able to get one from another dealer. Will i be able to renegotiate the price when the Jeep comes in? I ask because it looks like im paying a little more than what i'm seeing others getting, and also getting less (no tow/nav). I also did put a deposit down during the original agreement. Advice is appreciated.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:29 AM
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Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

If they are finding you a Jeep from another dealership there should have been no deposit put down....
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Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

jaw where do you live?

(BTW I also have a young baby, Congrats on yours)
as far as mounting a car seat, we came from a 2011 Charger and always kept the carseat in the center rear facing. On the Jeep WK2 the seat buckle in the center isnt in the fold of the seat its a bit forward and I couldnt get the car seat tight enough in the center (No center latch on the WK2) so I ended up putting the seat behind the passenger seat rear facing which limits the adjustability of the passenger seat.
Car Seat is a Britax Pavilion G4.
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Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

I had the same thing happen -- the dealer said they'd look for the combo I wanted (Overland, Max Steel, Blue/Brown interior, no Drivers Assistance Package), but they couldn't find one in all of Southern California.

So, I ordered it and am picking it up today! Very excited. It only took about 6 weeks from order to delivery, so hopefully it will go fast for you too. I upgraded my Jeep Garage membership so I could see the tracking from Milous. In some ways it was good, but I think in some ways it seemed to exacerbate the feeling of "When Is It Going To Get Here"....

To me, though, it's worth it to get a new build exactly the way I want it. Will post pics by tomorrow!
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Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

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If they are finding you a Jeep from another dealership there should have been no deposit put down....
I know now scooterha...lol Lesson has been learned. I should have done more research/joined this forum first...lol

That being said, anyone with ideas on my current situation?
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Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

Racer83L - I'm in Davenport, IA (approx 3 hrs from Chicago) Thanks and congrats to you as well. Well that sort of sucks. I prefer to have the seat mounted in the middle. Oh well. Also, congrats on the Jeep. It looks sweet. What are your thoughts/experiences so far with it. Not many guys posting about the 2014 Altitude yet.

DynamicLA - That's encouraging. I'm still in stage 2 (2 weeks now). Dont know if i'll get the full tracking, but will definitely donate to the forum, as its been very helpful, and sure it will continue to be. Yes, post pics and your initial thoughts on the Jeep.
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Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

I've ordered a couple of cars in the past. I know how you feel. Just stay off the forums until it arrives. You don't want to read about all the problems, lack of rear backup camera, etc..
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Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

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Racer83LWhat are your thoughts/experiences so far with it. Not many guys posting about the 2014 Altitude yet.
We like it, so far it has been perfect. no odd gremlins or anything.
The seats are amazing. the leather/suede combo looks and feels fantastic.
the 8 speed for us has been flawless.

we added the Nav and are glad we did (dealer activated). only other thing I want is a backup camera, we are waiting for a MOPAR solution like the 2011-2013 has.

The Jeep gets a lot of compliments.
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Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

I'll just leave this here.
Don't worry about the lack of back camera. As soon as Mopar releases their kit for ~200 you can point at laugh at everyone who paid a few extra thousand just to have one.
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jaw where do you live?

(BTW I also have a young baby, Congrats on yours)
as far as mounting a car seat, we came from a 2011 Charger and always kept the carseat in the center rear facing. On the Jeep WK2 the seat buckle in the center isnt in the fold of the seat its a bit forward and I couldnt get the car seat tight enough in the center (No center latch on the WK2) so I ended up putting the seat behind the passenger seat rear facing which limits the adjustability of the passenger seat.
Car Seat is a Britax Pavilion G4.
my white altitude

I have two kids (7 months and 3 years). I have the 7 month old (bought my '14 Limited when he was 2 months) in the center in a Chicco KeyFit 30 - no probs. Just run belt through, pull it all the way out so it locks, then put your knee on the seat base to push it down hard and firmly snug up the belt. Rock solid with no movement.

I have the Napa leather but still should be fine with any.




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