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I plan to buy right away when the banks open 41 20.50%
I plan to wait until I see one at the dealership 58 29.00%
I like it but not ready to buy 33 16.50%
Im not sure if I like it but it is growing on me 12 6.00%
That thing is ugly, I'll stick with what I have for now 36 18.00%
I don't buy the 1st vehicles, wait for problems to go away 17 8.50%
Seriously, who would buy this! It's a minivan 2 1.00%
I'd rather have a V8 1 0.50%
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:27 PM
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I got my Jeep in June/July of 2011. It has just over 30K miles on it, and I have the lifetime unlimited mileage warranty with the $100.00 deductible. The 2014 would really have to floor me in order to get me to trade mine in. I think I'm going to wait and see what new engine platforms come out. I'd love to see a turbo V6, a small displacement V8 option with better technology, they already have the new diesel option out now, and of course the new fabled transmission to come.
It's been a long time since I've been happy with what I have. I've purchased several new cars and admittedly been disappointed by what I thought was a great car or truck. I've owned a few for less than a year and traded them in. I think I don't mind doing a little make up time in the Jeep I have.
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where are the CRD numbers posted?
The main 2014 thread:

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Lol @ the 1mpg difference on the Hemi. So much for that 8 speed tranny being a huge difference maker.

20/28 for the Diesel isn't too bad, but it will still end up costing more to run than the v6.
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The 8 speed does make ahuge difference in the total vehicle experience......not just fuel economy
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Well I had planned to order right away then found out an option I wanted would not yet be available......
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The 8 speed does make ahuge difference in the total vehicle experience......not just fuel economy
In my luxury SUV, the transmission does not play any part in the total vehicle experience. I'd say the 8.4N is going to make a bigger impact than the transmission would to me.

It may make a difference on the SRT, but in your standard fare and luxury type GCs, the transmission isn't really a factor, they're not intended as sporty driving X5 wannabes.
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Re: 2014 GC Poll

I'm leaning strongly toward a '14/'15 when I return to the 'states and ready to buy. I have some time, though. From everything we've seen so far, the styling has taken a turn for the worse. The rear end DOES, in fact, look minivan-ish. I mourn the loss of the flipper glass (unpopular gripe, I know... but I'm a woodworker and would like to buy boards longer than 8' without having to cut them down at the mill/lumber dealer).

With all of that being said, I think the introduction of CRD, 8-speed trans, larger nav screen and TFT instrument cluster more than make up for my gripes.

The styling will grow on me, as it does for most vehicles. When the Porsche Panamera was introduced, I thought it was the biggest atrocity ever - and I've never been a big fan of 911 styling to begin with. But by now, if I was shopping for a 4-door performance car in that price range, I'd be strongly considering the Porsche. Despite the styling (which I no long find AS appalling) its performance on-road can't be beat for the kind of car it is.

The same will hold true for the '14 Grand Cherokee, replacing "on road" with "off-road" or "in incliment weather."
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In my luxury SUV, the transmission does not play any part in the total vehicle experience. I'd say the 8.4N is going to make a bigger impact than the transmission would to me.

It may make a difference on the SRT, but in your standard fare and luxury type GCs, the transmission isn't really a factor, they're not intended as sporty driving X5 wannabes.
Are you saying no transmission on any luxury SUV plays any part in the total vehicle experience, or that the 8 speed would not play a role in your JGC's total vehicle experience because your 5/6 speed is already a good transmission?

If the former, I must disagree. If the transmission is good -- geared well, intelligent, shifts smoothly, etc. -- then you'll have a pleasant driving experience assuming the other aspects of the vehicle are also good. If the transmission is bad, then you'll have a not so pleasant driving experience, or at least not as pleasant as you could have.
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Are you saying no transmission on any luxury SUV plays any part in the total vehicle experience, or that the 8 speed would not play a role in your JGC's total vehicle experience because your 5/6 speed is already a good transmission?

If the former, I must disagree. If the transmission is good -- geared well, intelligent, shifts smoothly, etc. -- then you'll have a pleasant driving experience assuming the other aspects of the vehicle are also good. If the transmission is bad, then you'll have a not so pleasant driving experience, or at least not as pleasant as you could have.
A bit of both really.

The 5/6 Speed transmission has been fine, it shifts when it needs to, doesn't hold gears for too long but is willing to kick down for power. It has an excellent mix of economy (lord knows the Hemi loves to drink gas) and performance (again, it's a 5200 pound monster - not a speed demon).

It depends how you use the car. In my eyes, and for my driving experience with it, I couldn't care too much about the shifting. It's an automatic, I let it do its thing, and as long as it keeps me moving I'm happy. The pano roof, cooled seats, Nappa leather, etc. were all far more important in my driving experience than the transmission.

I didn't buy it to drive it hard, to drive it fast, etc. Had I wanted that I'd probably have bought something sporty, maybe an FX50S or a BMW X5/3, who knows. I bought it to get from A to B in comfort, safety, and style and be able to tow and go up into the mountains and snow to go skiing, camping, etc.
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Re: 2014 GC Poll

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where are the CRD numbers posted?
The almost 6000 post thread on the 2014. Posted By Milous on Wednesday for all motors. 2WD CRD makes 30MPG highway, the 4WD is 28.
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I do find the Pentasar rating interesting but possible. The same MPG for both 2WD and 4WD and the same as the RAM 1500 HFE just seems unlikely. OTOH 25 mpg highway is about what we have been saying for some time though I would still like to see if the torque curve has been modified (with a 8 speed you do not need that wide a torque band).

Will bet that the 30 mpg highway for the 2WD Diesel is going to be advertised big time (with the disclaimers in very small print) and the engineers were told they would meet that mark or fall on their swords. It will be interesting to see the real numbers when the full EPA report comes out.

Bottom line, the GC has now achieved the same MPG rating as my '86 6300lb RV (though with a lot more torques).
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Planning on buying a CRD model the color will be an issue. Mybetter half wants to see colors first then make her mind up, for me something in the gray group will be just fine. Other than that I would most likely order by 1st wknd coming, it would most likely be an overland model
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