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I would love to replace my oem fog lamp bulbs with brighter and whiter to more closely match the headlights. I've read other threads here where it seems that users have purchased what appears to be poorly manufactured bulbs that sometimes work and sometimes don't. Since even the crap is somewhat costly, I would rather pay a bit more for top of the line (maybe Osram, etc) that merely have to be plugged into the fog lamp connectors and be expected to work and last. They don't have to be LED, although that would be nice for low power draw and long life. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks to all of you.
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Re: 2015 High Altitude Owners Thread

HI everyone- new to the group. I hope this is the right place to post this. I was shopping around and the HA caught my eye. Dealer says he has a 2015 in black with a Hemi (which is a requirement). I am looking at leasing and figure a 2015 may net me a better deal. Just looking for any new feedback that folks may have regarding this vehicle- how does the black look in person? Is the HA worth the mark up? is there much difference between the 15 and the 16?

Anyone drive the hemi?

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HI everyone- new to the group. I hope this is the right place to post this. I was shopping around and the HA caught my eye. Dealer says he has a 2015 in black with a Hemi (which is a requirement). I am looking at leasing and figure a 2015 may net me a better deal. Just looking for any new feedback that folks may have regarding this vehicle- how does the black look in person? Is the HA worth the mark up? is there much difference between the 15 and the 16?

Anyone drive the hemi?

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-Hello.
-This is the right place to post.
-I agree a 2015 would probably get you a little better deal than a 2016.
-Don't know anything about leasing...others here do and a search will get you all the info you need.
-Love my HA V6! Previously had a 2014 Summit Hemi, no regrets on the change.
-Black looks great in person. Color is subjective.
-Yes, the HA is worth the markup, IMO.
-Minor differences between '15 and '16. Exterior remains unchanged with exception to different tires for '16. Interior has new shifter to get away from the unusual 2014-2015 electronic lever to a more traditional shifter. This doesn't apply to you since you say Hemi is a requirement, but the V6 was overhauled. 2mpg better all around and better torque curve. Now has start/stop feature. Hemi unchanged as far as I know but got a 1mpg bump probably due to the new electronic steering for 2016. 2015 V8 has hydraulic, 2015 V6 has the electric. Some minor changes to the uconnect as well as some menu changes on the gauge cluster screen.


This is to sum it up in a nutshell, but do a search everything you asked has been covered extensively on this site. You'll love it here.
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Re: 2015 High Altitude Owners Thread

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-Hello.
-This is the right place to post.
-I agree a 2015 would probably get you a little better deal than a 2016.
-Don't know anything about leasing...others here do and a search will get you all the info you need.
-Love my HA V6! Previously had a 2014 Summit Hemi, no regrets on the change.
-Black looks great in person. Color is subjective.
-Yes, the HA is worth the markup, IMO.
-Minor differences between '15 and '16. Exterior remains unchanged with exception to different tires for '16. Interior has new shifter to get away from the unusual 2014-2015 electronic lever to a more traditional shifter. This doesn't apply to you since you say Hemi is a requirement, but the V6 was overhauled. 2mpg better all around and better torque curve. Now has start/stop feature. Hemi unchanged as far as I know but got a 1mpg bump probably due to the new electronic steering for 2016. 2015 V8 has hydraulic, 2015 V6 has the electric. Some minor changes to the uconnect as well as some menu changes on the gauge cluster screen.


This is to sum it up in a nutshell, but do a search everything you asked has been covered extensively on this site. You'll love it here.

Wow - thanks for the quick reply and info. I will have to find out what the dealer is charging me. At this point, if there is a 2015 still lingering around I should have some leverage on a decent deal.

It sounds like there isn't anything revolutionary between the 15 and 16, which is good to know.
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Re: 2015 High Altitude Owners Thread

Dealer quoted a lease for 36 mo's, 12 k miles per year, 2015 HA w/hemi.

3k down, 600/ mo

not sure of the sticker price - does this sound reasonable to folks (I am in the northeast)
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Re: 2015 High Altitude Owners Thread

Yup. This is definitely the right place. Loads of extremely knowledgeable and friendly folks here.
I took delivery of a '15 High Altitude in November. My first Jeep, coming out of an Infiniti FX37. I rented a couple of GC Limiteds over the past two years and was totally impressed. I really didn't care for all the chrome (mirrors, door handles, etc.) and discovered there is the Altitude (based on Laredo) with all the black accents. I found it too basic for my tastes. I then discovered the High Altitude and figured it as a Summit/Overland hybrid, with body colored and black accents. WOW! I needed Quadra-Lift to ease climbing in and out for my wife and better handling, so I had to have 4x4, even in snowy So. Florida, for the air suspension. NO REGRETS. The '16 has a few updates but nothing overly dramatic. Exterior has not changed as far as I can tell. Minor engine tweeking for bump in hp from 290 to 295, torque also slight bump. Start/stop annoyance also added, probably for minor mpg increase of 1-2. Most mfrs are doing this to come closer to epa CAFE requirements. While the 5.7 HEMI is nice and about $3200 premium, I'm not unhappy with the v6. They changed the shifter for 16 to more conventional rather than the quirky electronic one in 14-15 models. I think there have been many complaints from drivers having difficulty finding the right gear. I'm not in love with it but don't have any trouble with it either. There are a few uConnect enhancements, as there are always tech enhancements every year, but I love the tech in my '15. They changed the oem tires for '16 but I don't think this is a big deal. My Forteras seem fine to me, although some users are changing them out very early. I think they do this simply because they can. Otherwise, I would say, if you can negotiate a sweeter deal on a '15, go for it. While I don't lease and can't speak regarding numbers, since you are leasing you don't have to be concerned with resale of an older model year when you sell it later on. All of this is merely the opinion of a first time Jeep owner.
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Yup. This is definitely the right place. Loads of extremely knowledgeable and friendly folks here.
I took delivery of a '15 High Altitude in November. My first Jeep, coming out of an Infiniti FX37. I rented a couple of GC Limiteds over the past two years and was totally impressed. I really didn't care for all the chrome (mirrors, door handles, etc.) and discovered there is the Altitude (based on Laredo) with all the black accents. I found it too basic for my tastes. I then discovered the High Altitude and figured it as a Summit/Overland hybrid, with body colored and black accents. WOW! I needed Quadra-Lift to ease climbing in and out for my wife and better handling, so I had to have 4x4, even in snowy So. Florida, for the air suspension. NO REGRETS. The '16 has a few updates but nothing overly dramatic. Exterior has not changed as far as I can tell. Minor engine tweeking for bump in hp from 290 to 295, torque also slight bump. Start/stop annoyance also added, probably for minor mpg increase of 1-2. Most mfrs are doing this to come closer to epa CAFE requirements. While the 5.7 HEMI is nice and about $3200 premium, I'm not unhappy with the v6. They changed the shifter for 16 to more conventional rather than the quirky electronic one in 14-15 models. I think there have been many complaints from drivers having difficulty finding the right gear. I'm not in love with it but don't have any trouble with it either. There are a few uConnect enhancements, as there are always tech enhancements every year, but I love the tech in my '15. They changed the oem tires for '16 but I don't think this is a big deal. My Forteras seem fine to me, although some users are changing them out very early. I think they do this simply because they can. Otherwise, I would say, if you can negotiate a sweeter deal on a '15, go for it. While I don't lease and can't speak regarding numbers, since you are leasing you don't have to be concerned with resale of an older model year when you sell it later on. All of this is merely the opinion of a first time Jeep owner.
Great and useful info! Thanks.
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3k down, 600/ mo
Putting a down payment on a lease doesn't change your cost...you're just prepaying capital cost, rather than paying it monthly. It's best to evaluate lease deals with zero down payment outside of necessary fees and taxes for the transaction.
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Putting a down payment on a lease doesn't change your cost...you're just prepaying capital cost, rather than paying it monthly. It's best to evaluate lease deals with zero down payment outside of necessary fees and taxes for the transaction.
Thanks -you are right. I should have mentioned that the 3k down is taxes + fees up front (and I assume 1st payment)
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Putting a down payment on a lease doesn't change your cost...you're just prepaying capital cost, rather than paying it monthly. It's best to evaluate lease deals with zero down payment outside of necessary fees and taxes for the transaction.

Same concept on a conventional loan.


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Same concept on a conventional loan.
what? a larger down payment absolutely lowers your monthly payments. maybe i misunderstand what you're saying?
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