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Old 11-12-2011, 11:26 AM
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

I ordered it in my 2012 limited. Like someone said in five years all cars will have it, I don't plan on getting another for some time. (after I replace my srt next year)
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Does anyone know if this feature (acc) can be added later? I really wanted it on my overland but it is the only feature it lacked from the factory.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

i hadn't planned on getting it because i didn't want to spend the extra $1100 but i ended up adding it. i've only had my JGC for a few days so i haven't tried out the ACC or other stuff yet. i've only tried out the blind spot monitoring. i *really* like it. i'm still going to turn my head and look but this just gives me added confidence.

i think they are worthwhile features.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

I don't use cruise control much at all so the ACC was not important to me. I would have liked the blind spot monitoring feature but you had to get both features as a package. I thought the $1300 price was too much for something that I have done without for 40 years and have no problem turning my head to check the blind spot. I told my salesman that Jeep should have offered it as seperate options instead of bundling them together. He agreed and said a lot of people felt the same way. He also agreed that it was a overpriced option. I did not get the option and have no regrets.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

i say it's worth it since it's combined with blind side - but i am curious if it sets off people's radar detectors? i know when i have my escort solo2 and i get close to an audi suv it does go off all the time.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

I know my escort 8500x has gone off a few times beside the town and country's with BSM.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

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I don't use cruise control much at all so the ACC was not important to me. I would have liked the blind spot monitoring feature but you had to get both features as a package. I thought the $1300 price was too much for something that I have done without for 40 years and have no problem turning my head to check the blind spot. I told my salesman that Jeep should have offered it as seperate options instead of bundling them together. He agreed and said a lot of people felt the same way. He also agreed that it was a overpriced option. I did not get the option and have no regrets.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

Whats another $1,200 on a $40,000 car? Absolutely get adaptive cruise package!!Thats one of the main points of the latest and greatest cars to get all the latest toys and features.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

I have had my JGC a little over a week. I have the ACC package and I think it's great, well worth the money. I consider myself a safe driver but I do like having that extra set of "eyes." The adaptive cruise works better than I anticipated, it is definitely something I will look for in every vehicle purchase hence forth.

Blind spot monitoring is good. I have survived for the last 18 years of driving without these systems, but they are definitely nice to have. I actually experienced the rear cross path detection for the first time yesterday, up until then I didn't even realize I had it. I remember reading about it, but never paid much attention to it or what it truly did. I happened to be parked, to my right a lifted truck that did not allow me to see anything to my right. The system alerted me to a car's presence that I would not have seen otherwise unless I had a "ground guide" standing in the rain behind me directing me when it was safe to back out.

If I didn't have the system, I could only hope that I would have seen the vehicle in time. Sure you can live without them, after actually using them, I don't think I would ever want to. You could always say the same things about: power seats, power windows, radio, climate control/auto climate control/dual climate control, heated and or cooled seats, windshield wipers, airbags, abs, traction control, roll mitigation, V8 engine, MDS, 4 wheel drive, etc...

Everything that I listed above, we could and have at some point in time live without in our "cars." For instance, I once thought the any type of traction control was worthless and if you had it in your car you should stay at home instead of driving in winter weather. After owning a vehicle equipped with ESP, I can tell you I never want to own a car without it. Sure I drove cars without it, made it just fine - no accidents. I simply believe in the systems now and I see their benefit.

The same goes for the whole ACC package...
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

We originally didn't want the ACC package, but the only WK2 we could find on the ground, built how we wanted, had it as an option. I have to say, for the extra $1100 (invoice price), I think it is well worth it. I used to never use CC before, but I find myself using ACC all the time now. Also, the blind spot monitoring is very convenient and the rear cross-path detection makes backing out of some areas a lot easier/safer.

To sum it up, we originally didn't want the "nanny package", but after driving with it for awhile, we wouldn't purchase another WK2 without it.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

Its a toy plain and simple....... save the extra coin IMO
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

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Its a toy plain and simple.......
Exactly, so why wouldnt you want it? I LOVE all the bells and whistles on newer cars.

You only hear of people regretting not getting it. I cant say I have heard of someone complaining that their car has blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise. Like I said above, its such a small amount in the grand scheme of things considering the Overland is a 40+ thousand dollar Jeep. Not only that, but fully optioned Jeeps will be more sought after. For me personally, if I decide to buy a used WK2 adaptive cruise package is a 100% must. I will not even consider one without it. Just another thing to think about I guess.

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