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Old 12-15-2014, 06:38 PM
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Re: Anyone regret getting a Summit

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I got your point clearly...and I actually don't disagree with you. It would be nice if those options were available. I'm just mentioning that Jeep didn't feel the same way as you do relative to the Summit. They chose to market it differently.
You need to go back and watch a few commercials they market summit in their commercials driving through streams, driving on sand at the beach, driving in deep snow, driving on off road trails, just make sure not to get stuck if you drive your summit the way they market it in commercials.
Not just the way I feel this has been brought up many times by many summit owners.

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Re: Anyone regret getting a Summit

Do I regret getting a summit???

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Re: Anyone regret getting a Summit

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You need to go back and watch a few commercials they market summit in their commercials driving through streams, driving on sand at the beach, driving in deep snow, driving on off road trails, just make sure not to get stuck if you drive your summit the way they market it in commercials.
Those commercials always make me laugh due to the fact that while they're showing a Summit they're usually sportin' the current Chrysler lease rates for a Laredo.
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Those commercials always make me laugh due to the fact that while they're showing a Summit they're usually sportin' the current Chrysler lease rates for a Laredo.
You know I agree MD I noticed that when I first saw those commercials coming out and I thought that was a bit deceptive.
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Re: Anyone regret getting a Summit

Yea, I'm a Summit owner. I've already resigned to the fact that my next one in a few years will likely require me to do some modding...something that's not "normal" for me, other than changing things like lamps to LEDs on my current one. Tow hooks are essential to me for general utility and for the potential need in muddy horse show parking areas.
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Re: Anyone regret getting a Summit

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You know I agree MD I noticed that when I first saw those commercials coming out and I thought that was a bit deceptive.
Yes it is, they all do it. Gotta love advertising, huh?
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Yea, I'm a Summit owner. I've already resigned to the fact that my next one in a few years will likely require me to do some modding...something that's not "normal" for me, other than changing things like lamps to LEDs on my current one. Tow hooks are essential to me for general utility and for the potential need in muddy horse show parking areas.
True.

However, I, for one, can breathe a sigh of relief because my Summit is a much better starting platform to mold into my desired vehicle than my second choice, which was a Toyota 4Runner. Many of the things I wanted in my new vehicle simply aren't available mod options for a T4R.

Do I miss the fact that we have poor choices for skids and rails compared to the T4R options, and that adding the tow hooks on a Summit requires a steady hand to avoid making it look like a hack job? Sure. However, there is an incredibly long list of things I would have had to give up if I went with the T4R over the Jeep.

Speaking for myself, I would be facing the prospect of mods no matter what choice I made. Like you, I had never contemplated modding a vehicle before. At least the Summit has more potential to meet my ideal.
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I purchased a 2014 Summit Diesel recently. I had a 2012 Summit before. I kind of regret getting a Summit over an Overland due to the bumper and rocker panels. It looks great and all but I'm afraid to do anything with it. I think it's too nice.
No. You can just do what I did and get a Summit for all the great features and then just heavily modify it for off-road use. Best of both worlds.
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Re: Anyone regret getting a Summit

Roadkill, I didn't mean to sound so negative about mods...I was only trying to point out that modding isn't a normal thing for "me". I'm a woodworker and equestrian by avocation, not a mechanic. But I'd surely do what I needed to do. I prefer the Summit in every way and would "cheerfully" handle adding the tow hooks on the next one if I needed to do that.
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Re: Anyone regret getting a Summit

Definitely don't regret the Summit option. It is a great vehicle and I love the Deep Cherry with New Saddle interior. I don't use all the gimmicks and options it has, but it is wonderful off road and on trips. The pano sunroof is always open to the skies. I guess us owners of the 13 models are lucky they still had tow hooks before Jeep unwisely chose to delete them. The total skid package I installed gives me the peace of mind off road.
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Roadkill, I didn't mean to sound so negative about mods...I was only trying to point out that modding isn't a normal thing for "me". I'm a woodworker and equestrian by avocation, not a mechanic. But I'd surely do what I needed to do. I prefer the Summit in every way and would "cheerfully" handle adding the tow hooks on the next one if I needed to do that.
That's how I feel about it, too. I'm no mechanic, but I do learn quickly.

Especially with the great writeups people post around here. I'll be bolting on some skids myself in the next month or two, thanks in no small part to the other people on this forum who already did it themselves and shared tips on how to do it. After that, who knows? Rails?
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Re: Anyone regret getting a Summit

I think jeep saw that there was a big take rate of the loaded overlands and that people are also willing to buy 60k cayennes and x5s. Jeep wanted a piece of the upscale market.


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