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Thanks for the insight "STEEL," but I gotta agree with Bones & Overlanding on the assessment, sorry ! Dammit, why can't the Locals order one up so I can go SEE 1st hand ? So Far, that video by MikesCarInfo on YouTube in HD gives a pretty good feel for what it ACTUALLY looks like ! ? I'm "torn," officially befuddled . . . think I'm gonna cry . . .

I think the negative comment was about fake-suede in the 2017 Trailhawk.

The 2016 75th Anniversary Laredo is Gore-Tex fabric that is breathable, repels water and doesn't stain.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gore-Tex


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Old 04-05-2016, 12:49 AM
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Well, there goes your pictures.
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This is fake suede. It's some artificial crap that feels like rat fur. Many auto manufacturers are using it now under different names. Had it in my Ford SHO and if anything drops or spills on it it's impossible to clean and does not wear well.
Alcantara is manufactured suede. It's made to wear better and last longer than suede although there are some made better than others. The stuff used in my Altitude is definitely lower quality then the material used in my previous Audi.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:58 PM
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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This is fake suede. It's some artificial crap that feels like rat fur. Many auto manufacturers are using it now under different names. Had it in my Ford SHO and if anything drops or spills on it it's impossible to clean and does not wear well.

I totally concur, this fake suede is not comfortable in the least based on our experience at the NY Auto Show, rat fur is an understatement


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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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I think the negative comment was about fake-suede in the 2017 Trailhawk.

The 2016 75th Anniversary Laredo is Gore-Tex fabric that is breathable, repels water and doesn't stain.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gore-Tex


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Oh Boy, now you've probably gone & done "it"! Milous & I, and a few others had "discussions" about this - uhh, "gore-tex" / "mode-tex"(?) subject a few months ago . . . didn't go so well, best I recall . . . :roll eyes:

Personally I am VERY aware of what Gore-tex is - as my "name" implies, I am
an avid long time FlyFisher - and many of todays modern waders (Simms in particular) use IT or a facsimile of it ! ! ! I AM hoping that the seat inserts on the 75th are indeed of this material ! And that is all I care to say as I like MOST of the good folks here - Rocking the boat is better left to crazy kids on boats with adult supervision of course, hee hee ! :thumbs:

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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Hey gyus, about a week ago I was wondering here about future 2017 Sports Appearance Package on Overland (like M package on a BMW) . Bunch of guys here have said that this will never happen because, see there is a SRT. Yes there is a SRT, but how many people will take SRT for daily driver???
Now look at this - 2017 Sports Appearance Package on 300S!!!

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No...you wont. They dont sell a 300 srt here
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Is rat fur taking over the shifter debacle ?
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Hey gyus, about a week ago I was wondering here about future 2017 Sports Appearance Package on Overland (like M package on a BMW) . Bunch of guys here have said that this will never happen because, see there is a SRT. Yes there is a SRT, but how many people will take SRT for daily driver???
Now look at this - 2017 Sports Appearance Package on 300S!!!

2017 Chrysler 300S – Murdered Out Modern Muscle Fights Malaise

We may get lucky one day......
I have heard people say this before, but wouldn't a High Altitude kind of fit that category? It does in my book anyway, and is the perfect balance of luxury with the more aggressive look and a sportier feeling air suspension compared to the Overland and Summit. Not only that but is priced at regular Overland level...much cheaper than an SRT.
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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You or the dealer could just trade hoods with a stock vehicle. Might be easier.
Don't do that if it's a metallic! I had a GTI that had a door swapped and it never looked right because when the two cars were sprayed the flakes layed up at different angles. It looked fine from 90 degrees but when looked at from different angles it didn't match, :-(
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Not only that but a dealer will never do that lol.
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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I have heard people say this before, but wouldn't a High Altitude kind of fit that category? It does in my book anyway, and is the perfect balance of luxury with the more aggressive look and a sportier feeling air suspension compared to the Overland and Summit. Not only that but is priced at regular Overland level...much cheaper than an SRT.
I have looked into the High Altitude, but it is not really my taste. It is Overland with 2011-2013 style left-over rims painted black and black logos. I actually like the chrome on my 2014 Overland and I prefer my rims better. Now I can get HA with more sportier rims, different steering wheel, different interior trims. Something to look more like SRT, but not quite so it doesn't take the SRT buyers away. I guess I am looking for more street, sportier look, but keep air suspension, upgraded audio (HK is great) and sport seats. Also HEMI 5,7 is a lot better vs 6.4 for everyday driving....I will buy it in the moment. I am sure there a lot of guys out there like me that are crossing this Jeep with BMW X5 for example. I would not take this nice Jeep off road, but I want to enjoy it on the street, and pull my boat. X5 can't tow my boat, and not to mention QD2 with ESD is great!!! And I keep my WJ Overland to play with it if asphalt gets too boring.... Hope Jeeps does something in the future to keep buyers like me around
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