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Old 12-17-2010, 09:21 PM
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Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

Just got home from picking up my new JGC with the tech package. Wow! there's so much going on, it'll take me days to take it all in. However, thanks to earlier reports from other JG users, I had an idea what to try with the tech package.

The ACC is great (as other's reported). I set it for 70, when I I got on the interstated, and it paced the car in front of met very well. I was worried the ACC would require scrolling through the EVIC. But, no - there are classic CC buttons on the steering wheel, so I'm getting the hang of it quickly. There's even a button for the 1-2-3 near/far setting, so you can tweek it as you go.

The only other tech-package feature I experience, so far, was the blind-spot monitoring. It give more confidence to make a lane change. I turned the chime option on (off, from the factory) and it only chimes when you use your turn signal. Was worried every car that passed me would set it off. The yellow tiangle does illuminate when a car is in your blind-spot, even without your turn signal. Overall, I think that's the best configuration for that feature.

Sheesh! I didnt intend to start posting a review, but there's my start. Myabe more later (with pics)

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Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

Well my ordeal with the GC is over. After having a good converstaion with my dealer and no level of confidence that he would be able to get me the Jeep I ordered in the next 2-3 weeks, I got a call from another dealer here in town (I spoke with him last week or so).

He informed me that yesterday they rolled off the truck a new WK2, Mineral Grey + Tech + 5.7 V8 + Black interior with 20" wheels and Pano sunroof (7 mi on it). I drove out and absolutely fell in love with it. Ironically, he knew that I had ordered a saddle model so he had sitting next to is a Wrangler that had Saddle interior for me to see. He informed me that the Wrangler saddle was not the exact same color but it would give me a good reference point on what it would look liike. Believe it or not, I preferred the Mineral Grey/Black better so I snapped it up.

The new ride is sitting in my garage and I can't tell you how happy I am to have the entire ordeal over. I will post pics tomorrow when I can get some in the daylight.
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Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

Well last week I was in paint with an estimated ship date of 12/10. Today I call just to follow up and last update was that I was in Trim with estimated ship date of today...but it had not shipped yet.....

Doubt I will get it by the new year or even few weeks after with the shipping and all.
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Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

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Well my ordeal with the GC is over..........

The new ride is sitting in my garage and I can't tell you how happy I am to have the entire ordeal over. I will post pics tomorrow when I can get some in the daylight.
Sorry to hear you bailed on your order but you had to do what you had to do. I will be talking to my dealer Monday. If you are still around I will let you know how it turns out. Checked around all day yesterday, nothing in what I want within 500 miles, very disappointed.
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Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

As you guys saw, I found the exact vehicle that I ordered sitting on a lot in NJ -- the result of an abandoned customer order incidentally. He offered me about the same deal, and the cost of flying out and driving it back is going to come to less than what it was going to cost me to rent a vehicle for my christmas trip.

I've got one order still pending, but it's not as urgent so for the time being I'm willing to hang onto hope.
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As you guys saw, I found the exact vehicle that I ordered sitting on a lot in NJ -- the result of an abandoned customer order incidentally. He offered me about the same deal, and the cost of flying out and driving it back is going to come to less than what it was going to cost me to rent a vehicle for my christmas trip.

I've got one order still pending, but it's not as urgent so for the time being I'm willing to hang onto hope.
So you're NOT going to NJ for the road trip? I thought it was a done deal even down to the decision whether to bring the iPad or the iPod!
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The new ride is sitting in my garage and I can't tell you how happy I am to have the entire ordeal over. I will post pics tomorrow when I can get some in the daylight.
Good for you. I am sure you will be very happy with the black leather. I know I am.
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Sorry to hear you bailed on your order but you had to do what you had to do. I will be talking to my dealer Monday. If you are still around I will let you know how it turns out. Checked around all day yesterday, nothing in what I want within 500 miles, very disappointed.
no worries Yukon, I am actualy very happy with my decision and dont worry I will still be here. . I really hope you get your ride soon, for me , I just got to a point where I didnt want to wait any longer. We are headed up to Vail on Tuesday and I really wanted to have my new ride for the climb up the mountains. I figured ordering in Sept would give me penty of time but I was wrong. It was funny, as I could not sleep last night, I went down to the garage at 3am just to sit in the new WK2 and soak in that awesome new tire/care smell
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Good for you. I am sure you will be very happy with the black leather. I know I am.
The black and mineral grey with the 20" wheels just felt more sporty to me then some of the other combinations. Last night about 10pm I hopped on the freeway and cruised down to Colorado Springs (about an hour) and back just to get a nice long ride on an open freeway. I am loving the V8 and glad I made the switch.
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It was funny, as I could not sleep last night, I went down to the garage at 3am just to sit in the new WK2 and soak in that awesome new tire/care smell
Doesn't everyone do this? I fail to see the humor.

Nothing better than sitting at the helm of a new vehicle in your own garage, cold beer in one hand, owner's manual (or iPad app equivalent) in the other, stereo on low, playing with switches and controls and acting like a kid with a new toy. One of life's simple pleasures.

You guys are selling me on the black leather interior.
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I went down to the garage at 3am just to sit in the new WK2 and soak in that awesome new tire/care smell
After almost two months of having my Overland I still stop in my garage on the way to my laundry room just look at it for a few seconds. I have had two other GC's 04 and 08, but there something about this one that I can't get enough of. This is one fine looking Jeep!
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