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Re: 2014 Test Drive Reviews

Finally drove the 2014 in Houston. The 8-speed massively improves the response of the V6 - it doesn't want for power at all and the interiors look much nicer in person.

I can also say that the blue/brown Overland combo is awesome. Both colors are dark so you don't really see a huge difference between the two but it comes together very nicely in the cab. Gauges are so much clearer than on '11-'13s.
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Re: 2014 Test Drive Reviews

EcoDiesel first impressions.


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about 4:30min in, they talk about the Jeep.. the host is possibly taking illegal substances !

First Drive: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Episode 1078 by Autoline - Car Videos on StreetFire
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$56k for an Overland with Diesel? Jeep has out priced itself out of the market. Where the JGC was a cheaper alternate to a LR Range Rover Sport, LR LR4, ML 350, etc., it now sits around the same price.

Don't get me wrong, I love the JGC and was about to order a '14 Overland/Hemi but I really believe Chrysler has let their success get to their collective heads.

*BTW, first post.
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That's list... you can get them cheaper than that. And welcome to Jeep Garage!
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That's list... you can get them cheaper than that. And welcome to Jeep Garage!
Thanks, man. Yeah, I think I'm going to wait for some rebates to fly around, and negotiate like crazy to get it to where I feel the price is fair.

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Thanks, man. Yeah, I think I'm going to wait for some rebates to fly around, and negotiate like crazy to get it to where I feel the price is fair.

If not, just get a lower model

Check the first post in this thread:
2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

And then deduct 1% from invoice. That is the MAXIMUM you should expect to pay... Some folks are getting 2% or better under invoice... on an brand new ordered vehicle.
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That's a great article... Like the difference between video gamers and those who get out in the world to use their imagination, skills and experience to do the real thing.

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He's totally right as well... I've offroaded with many different vehicles but I think the one I had the most fun in was an old piece of crap Toyota pickup that a previous owner had dropped in a jeep transfer case and front end. That thing was a monster. I was following dirt bike trails on it... which actually led to its eventual demise from an encounter with a tree directly in the middle of the trail.
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$56k for an Overland with Diesel? Jeep has out priced itself out of the market. Where the JGC was a cheaper alternate to a LR Range Rover Sport, LR LR4, ML 350, etc., it now sits around the same price.

Don't get me wrong, I love the JGC and was about to order a '14 Overland/Hemi but I really believe Chrysler has let their success get to their collective heads.

*BTW, first post.
I think the price is reasonable considering what you get, 56K is for a CRD Summit with every box checked. With a decent dealer discount you can get a V6 or Hemi Overland Well equipped for 45-46K, which is a good deal for what the car comes with.
The problem is that when vehicles get into the higher price points buyers expect better service from the dealerships. Chysler/Dodge/Jeep dealers are known to have pretty poor service. The dealers need to figure out how to provide better service to people who bought a 50k vehicle than someone who bought a 17k Dart.
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I think the price is reasonable considering what you get, 56K is for a CRD Summit with every box checked. With a decent dealer discount you can get a V6 or Hemi Overland Well equipped for 45-46K, which is a good deal for what the car comes with.
The problem is that when vehicles get into the higher price points buyers expect better service from the dealerships. Chysler/Dodge/Jeep dealers are known to have pretty poor service. The dealers need to figure out how to provide better service to people who bought a 50k vehicle than someone who bought a 17k Dart.
Actually everyone should have the same kind of stellar service. Go to a Toyota or Honda dealership to check that out. Those Dart owners may want to upgrade and move up later in life.

I remember once when I had my current GC serviced. The bill came into a thousand or so. Car was not even washed when returned. Service rep says they don't do that. They give you a coupon for a discount on oil service. I have a German car too. That car gets washed no matter how much is the service.

As other have said, Chrysler has loyal customers, notwithstanding the dealer service experience.
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