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Old 12-28-2012, 05:19 PM
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Re: Are you addicted to bells and whistles?

Not even in Park or turn off the car?
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:16 PM
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Oh, forgot one thing I could really have use for is the auto high beam.
I probably have it on my '07, but I'm not sure...
I hate so much when a car in the opposite lane blinds me with its high beams that I just cannot resolve to put my headlights on auto and see what happens, just by fear of inflicting my high beams on the poor sod that will come in the opposite direction.
After having owned the truck for 3 years I should really try it one of these days... :-D
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:08 PM
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Re: Are you addicted to bells and whistles?

I am addicted. Honestly - without this never ending list of features on the Grand Cherokee, it probably wouldn't be my vehicle of choice in the first place.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:36 PM
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Re: Are you addicted to bells and whistles?

The only bell and whistle I need is power windows, if that is even in that category anymore. Actually, one other thing is the back up camera, this is my first time with it and with our tiny back window it really comes in handy.
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Re: Are you addicted to bells and whistles?

At first, all I needed was power windows/locks. Then I added nav and leather to my current ride and those have landed on my must have list. Then my in-laws have a sunroof in their car and I have added that to my list. What made it worse is when I test drove a 2012 fully loaded and now I want the same on the 14 we're planning on getting. I have to resist testing an SRT8 or else that will hit my list next.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:25 AM
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Re: Are you addicted to bells and whistles?

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I hate so much when a car in the opposite lane blinds me with its high beams that I just cannot resolve to put my headlights on auto and see what happens, just by fear of inflicting my high beams on the poor sod that will come in the opposite direction.
Honestly, I find that most of the time, the auto-high beam is pretty conservative and also switches as fast, if not faster, than I could manually for oncoming traffic.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:58 PM
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I'm addicted to what I feel I need in a vehicle. My list of must haves when purchasing this overland was as follows-

Hemi engine
Sunroof
Nav
Silver in color

My list of wants-

Leather
Back up camera
Pano sunroof
Overland package


In the end my only regret with this vehicle is that I didn't get the pano. Really wanted that option, but didn't need it and couldn't find it at the time.

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Re: Are you addicted to bells and whistles?

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Things that have become a requirement for me:

HID headlights
Integrated GPS
Leather interior

that's about it. anything else is just for fun or the wife "has to have it"
Here's my list of MUST HAVES in the new vehicle I was looking for:

HID headlights
Sunroof

That's it. Didn't care about leather, didn't care about the electronic seats, didn't care about the stereo. I figured the more electronic doo-dads there were the more chance that something would go wrong. However, I ended up getting a Summit because of the saddle interior and I suddenly found things I wished I had. The first thing was electric folding mirrors and the second were headlight washers. So, what came out the next MY? Yup, you guessed it, those two exact things I thought the truck was lacking.

So am I addicted to all the bells and whistles? Actually, yes, I am. Love them all and suddenly I want more.

Oh, so get this. I parked on a city street maybe a month after I purchased the vehicle. I parked it for a couple days. I get back to the car and saw from a distance that my driver side mirror looks funny (driver side was to the sidewalk) I get to the car and saw the mirror was hanging by wires. Someone had bashed the mirror so hard that it cracked the housing and made the mirror come out. Luckily it's still operational and I was able to epoxy the housing together. The only bad thing is that the mirror vibrates when I play music loudly. If I had folding mirrors or had pushed the mirror in I doubt that would have happend.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:29 PM
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Re: Are you addicted to bells and whistles?

I switch between the '12 WK2 and my '90 vert almost daily. Major difference is I need to use the fob to unlock and a key to start the 'vert. Only real difference is that the speedo in the 90 is easier to see OTOH when I gat a phonecall in the '12, it can be answered with the button on the stering wheel. Of course I do not need a rear view camera with the '90.

Do use the same 7" tablet for musc/GPS/etc in both just need wireless in the '90 and an AUX plug in the '12 (may just add an AUX plug to the '90, have one in my '86 RV).

As to bells and whistles, when I ordered my '70 GS, the option sheet ran two pages, had to order to get a 4-speed and a/c.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:25 PM
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Re: Are you addicted to bells and whistles?

100% yes i am. I can't deal with no remote start, no heated seats, no gps, no touch screen media system, no auto headlights/wipers. These are all requirements to me which is why I go Overland when i get in a Jeep.
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Re: Are you addicted to bells and whistles?

I totally am. I started out looking at Wrangler Unlimiteds. I found out that they came with the 430 or 730 nav radios, like my wife' s Challenger, and I had to have it. Couldn' t find one, so I bought a Wk2 Laredo with the 430n and keyless enter and go and quadratrac 1 4x4. It was more than I ever expected, except that I had also test driven an Overland. I couldnt get the features out of my head. I went back to trade for it, but it had sold. I ended up finding a Limited that was equipped exactly the same, and I pulled the trigger and traded. My favorite feature, the power liftgate.
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