Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #4873  
Old 04-04-2013, 01:20 PM
jbeno's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 11
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Rep Power: 545
jbeno is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Just got off the phone with my local dealer in Walnut Creek, CA. He said he got a memo today saying that diesel orders are being pushed back a month to May. So they'll take orders for allocation in May, and then do production in June. Which means the first CRD models would arrive on dealer lots in July.

Of course, he did acknowledge we could have this same conversation again in 4 weeks
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4874  
Old 04-04-2013, 01:26 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 278
Thanks: 13
Thanked 31 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 1269
amr40509 has a reputation beyond reputeamr40509 has a reputation beyond reputeamr40509 has a reputation beyond reputeamr40509 has a reputation beyond reputeamr40509 has a reputation beyond reputeamr40509 has a reputation beyond reputeamr40509 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbeno View Post
Just got off the phone with my local dealer in Walnut Creek, CA. He said he got a memo today saying that diesel orders are being pushed back a month to May. So they'll take orders for allocation in May, and then do production in June. Which means the first CRD models would arrive on dealer lots in July.

Of course, he did acknowledge we could have this same conversation again in 4 weeks

Thanks for the info.

I wish someone would give us a 'why' to go with 'when'
__________________

__________________
---
2014 Granite / Frost Beige - Limited - Lux II - Off Road II - Block Heater - CRD
Reply With Quote
  #4875  
Old 04-04-2013, 01:26 PM
kaziii's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: New Jersey, Southern
Posts: 235
Thanks: 32
Thanked 42 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 78250
kaziii has a reputation beyond reputekaziii has a reputation beyond reputekaziii has a reputation beyond reputekaziii has a reputation beyond reputekaziii has a reputation beyond reputekaziii has a reputation beyond reputekaziii has a reputation beyond reputekaziii has a reputation beyond reputekaziii has a reputation beyond reputekaziii has a reputation beyond reputekaziii has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Quote:
Originally Posted by skik2000 View Post
I'm willing to wait if the production ends up starting in mid May but anything later and I'll end up going with the Touareg. I probably would have ended up going with the Touareg from the start if the back seats folded down flat. My Plan B wouldn't disappoint me at all.
Take a ride in a Touareg TDI before you say that. They did something very wrong in the paring between the engine and the transmission. My neighborhood has a long 25mph zone and, during a test drive, it was easy to get sea sick on that part, the thing changed gears so much. Unfortunately, there is nothing out there that will be as nice as this JGC CRD. I share your frustration, I have been waiting since they were supposed to release the CRD with the 2013s.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4876  
Old 04-04-2013, 01:29 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 665
skik2000 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaziii View Post
Take a ride in a Touareg TDI before you say that. They did something very wrong in the paring between the engine and the transmission. My neighborhood has a long 25mph zone and, during a test drive, it was easy to get sea sick on that part the thing changed gears so much. Unfortunately, there is nothing out there that will be as nice as this JGC CRD. I share your frustration, I have been waiting since they were supposed to release the CDI with the 2013s.
A dealer lent me a Touareg TDI overnight a few weeks back and I didn't notice any issues.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4877  
Old 04-04-2013, 01:30 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: California
Posts: 82
Thanks: 19
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1056
ClarkKent has a reputation beyond reputeClarkKent has a reputation beyond reputeClarkKent has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I just spent 30 minutes spec'ing out a Touareg as well. It's unbelievable to me that a company that's been building cars for over 70 years can't stick to a simple project timeline. Do you not know how long it takes to design/test/refine/build new models? How can you be off by 4 months? That's not a couple weeks - it's almost half a year.

So, is this the right thread to start a discussion on whether we should switch to Touaregs vs a V6 or a V8?

Touareg doesn't have a lot of the "nice to have" features (all the cool electronics in the GC, reclining / fold flat rear seats, heated rear seats).

V6 seems a bit slow off the line and will probably have some trouble passing slower drivers going up hill on mountain roads (but has comparable mileage).

V8 gives you the power and the features but with ~17mpg.

Thoughts?
__________________
Soon: 2014 GC V6 Limited, Granite Crystal w/ Beige interior, ORA I, RA4, Lux Pkg, Tow Pkg

Day job: Corporate Strategy for a consumer products company
Reply With Quote
  #4878  
Old 04-04-2013, 01:32 PM
SnoFire's Avatar
The Negotiator
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4,867
Thanks: 55
Thanked 135 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 390011
SnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClarkKent View Post
I just spent 30 minutes spec'ing out a Touareg as well. It's unbelievable to me that a company that's been building cars for over 70 years can't stick to a simple project timeline. Do you not know how long it takes to design/test/refine/build new models? How can you be off by 4 months? That's not a couple weeks - it's almost half a year.

So, is this the right thread to start a discussion on whether we should switch to Touaregs vs a V6 or a V8?

Touareg doesn't have a lot of the "nice to have" features (all the cool electronics in the GC, reclining / fold flat rear seats, heated rear seats).

V6 seems a bit slow off the line and will probably have some trouble passing slower drivers going up hill on mountain roads (but has comparable mileage).

V8 gives you the power and the features but with ~17mpg.

Thoughts?
No, this isn't the right thread to start a Toureg or v6 vs v8 debate. Start a new topic for that please.
__________________
2014 GC Limited V6 LuxII/Tow/RA4 Max Steel/Blk Michelin LTX M/S2

Reply With Quote
  #4879  
Old 04-04-2013, 01:35 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: California
Posts: 82
Thanks: 19
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1056
ClarkKent has a reputation beyond reputeClarkKent has a reputation beyond reputeClarkKent has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Quote:
Originally Posted by SnoFire View Post
No, this isn't the right thread to start a Toureg or v6 vs v8 debate. Start a new topic for that please.
Thanks I figured it wasn't but just got carried away in the moment as I was venting / typing.
__________________
Soon: 2014 GC V6 Limited, Granite Crystal w/ Beige interior, ORA I, RA4, Lux Pkg, Tow Pkg

Day job: Corporate Strategy for a consumer products company
Reply With Quote
  #4880  
Old 04-04-2013, 01:45 PM
Vtail's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 540
Thanks: 19
Thanked 101 Times in 61 Posts
Rep Power: 1393
Vtail has disabled reputation
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I've been waiting quite a while for a vehicle that would excite me enough to replace my 2003 Murano. When the Jeep CRD announcements started last year, I thought this could be the one. While I continue to be disappointed month after month with the delays, I still don't see anything else out there that I'd rather buy, especially with my desire to buy American. I'm in a position to wait, but sounds like a lot of people won't wait and Jeep will lose some sales.

The other thing my dealer told me they heard at their Chrysler Production team meeting this morning (besides the ordering delay), is that the diesel will be a short run. Not sure what that means, but I will try to keep the emotions checked and wait patiently to get my CRD order in at the first opportunity.
__________________
Current garage/hangar:
2014 Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel Cherry Red w/Jeep Brown interior
2011 John Deere 1023E diesel tractor
2009 Jetta TDI (better half's ride)
2007 Harley Softail Deluxe
1966 Beechcraft Bonanza "V-tail"
1930 Ford Model A - restoration in process
Reply With Quote
  #4881  
Old 04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: California
Posts: 82
Thanks: 19
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1056
ClarkKent has a reputation beyond reputeClarkKent has a reputation beyond reputeClarkKent has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I wonder if "short run" means that they're going to build a few to fill lots, then switch to other models for a while (and come back to CRD later) or if they're gonna make changes to the model such that the CRD that gets produced in June/July 2013 will be a different design (mechanically) than the CRD that gets produced in January 2014 (for example). I don't want to buy a car they're producing just to save face but they know needs to be re-designed.

Can anyone from the factory shed light on what a "short run" would mean?
__________________
Soon: 2014 GC V6 Limited, Granite Crystal w/ Beige interior, ORA I, RA4, Lux Pkg, Tow Pkg

Day job: Corporate Strategy for a consumer products company
Reply With Quote
  #4882  
Old 04-04-2013, 02:03 PM
mceb's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 386
Thanks: 7
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 938
mceb is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Yea 'short run' kind of scares me too. An exec was was quoted last week in press saying something about expecting more orders then they first thought They are starting to sound like they don't have too good plan here. Strange considering they have been building CRD for export for 2 years, correct?

I'm fine waiting another month if it's just bringing in the ordering time to be closer to the production start in mid-May. If that's the case it's still a July delivery time frame.
__________________
2014 JGC Overland 4x4, V6, White with Blue/Brown Interior
Reply With Quote
  #4883  
Old 04-04-2013, 02:09 PM
chevyboy_711's Avatar
Former JNAP Junkie

 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,244
Thanks: 209
Thanked 503 Times in 176 Posts
Rep Power: 5694
chevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond reputechevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond reputechevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond reputechevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond reputechevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond reputechevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond reputechevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond reputechevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond reputechevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond reputechevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond reputechevyboy_711 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Quote:
Originally Posted by ClarkKent View Post
Can anyone from the factory shed light on what a "short run" would mean?
Short run means very limited production.
__________________
Former JNAP 'World-class' body builder, and JeepGarage informant.

"In life you have two options. You can work toward your dreams, or you can work to fulfill someone else's. You choose."
Reply With Quote
  #4884  
Old 04-04-2013, 02:12 PM
mceb's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 386
Thanks: 7
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 938
mceb is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Quote:
Originally Posted by chevyboy_711 View Post
Short run means very limited production.
What's the reasoning for a short run, to match capacity with estimated demand or some kind of line switchover needed to make CRDs?
__________________

__________________
2014 JGC Overland 4x4, V6, White with Blue/Brown Interior
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2014 grand cherokee, 2014, grand cherokee

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ordering a 2014?? Which model SnoFire Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 36 01-21-2014 01:42 PM
2014 srt 8 ordering timeline? BILLTCAT Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 11 02-11-2013 12:29 PM
Who's ordering the 2014 first? jp467 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 17 02-08-2013 12:49 PM
2014 Ordering RECDOG Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 38 01-30-2013 03:16 PM
2014 ordering.. RECDOG Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 3 01-05-2013 09:46 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community