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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I read the article about Chrysler having to rehire the bums they had fired after catching them smoking dope and drinking beer on break. Seems they worked in the plant making Grand Cherokees - great !!! That concerns me. Does anyone else feel that way ?

Also, while the hiring of 1250 new workers to make the 8 speed transmission is a positive step for the economy, I'm not sure I want to have a Jeep assembled with a trans produced by newbies. For those of us with GC's in the "process", that seems like a possibility - I don't like it.

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:56 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

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I read the article about Chrysler having to rehire the bums they had fired after catching them smoking dope and drinking beer on break. Seems they worked in the plant making Grand Cherokees - great !!! That concerns me. Does anyone else feel that way ?

Also, while the hiring of 1250 new workers to make the 8 speed transmission is a positive step for the economy, I'm not sure I want to have a Jeep assembled with a trans produced by newbies. For those of us with GC's in the "process", that seems like a possibility - I don't like it.

Many of the new workers are probably laid off auto workers.


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I'm not sure I want to have a Jeep assembled with a trans produced by newbies.
Yes, that was/is my concerned as well. At least it is not a new tranny, just assembled here. I would imagine QA will be all over it (at least initially).

Also something to consider for V8 and CRD the tranny is actually imported (not made by Chrysler). For V6 it is assembled by Chrysler.
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Yes, that was/is my concerned as well. At least it is not a new tranny, just assembled here. I would imagine QA will be all over it (at least initially).

Also something to consider for V8 and CRD the tranny is actually imported (not made by Chrysler). For V6 it is assembled by Chrysler.
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The Jefferson North plant is reportedly running seven days a week to meet demand for Grand Cherokees, after heightened quality standards and issues with the new PowerNet system and other 2014 upgrades resulted in lost output. 2014 Grand Cherokees with Hemi engines and eight-speed automatics have started to appear at dealerships, though full availability is weeks or months away.
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I am so glad the 2014 facelift didn't look like that...
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I am so glad the 2014 facelift didn't look like that...
The picture at allpar.com is of the upcoming 2014 (Small) Cherokee. Yup that's what it looks like!
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My advice to everyone is get the Hemi.
I like your way of thinking. I found the V6 in the 2013 to be underpowered for me.
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The picture at allpar.com is of the upcoming 2014 (Small) Cherokee. Yup that's what it looks like!
I think he means he's glad the Grand Cherokee didn't look like that. Me too because all the time spent researching would've been a waste for me. Had the GC looked like that I would not have bought one.
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For those who have taken delivery of their MY2014, has anyone experienced an odor in the passenger cabin at idle or low speed? It is a sour smell almost like mildew but not always there and goes away when you get up to highway speed. Noticed this from the moment I drove off the lot. I have less than 200 miles on the new Jeep so thinking it might just be something temporary?
I've not experienced anything like this at all. I suggest you immediately change the cabin air filter; might help or even eliminate the bad smell.
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I am so glad the 2014 facelift didn't look like that...
Agreed, I frowned upon the face of the 14's initially and it has finally grown on me. If they put this on the GC, I would have threw up and bought a 13 model immediately.
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