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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

If you were within a couple thou of a used Overland, I'd consider springing for it if I were you. Much nicer interior and more features.

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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

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My opinion is that the Limited offers the most value and flexibility for folks who do not want/need the higher trim levels. Laredo is nice, but has very limited (pardon the expression) options. Limited is what the old Laredo X used to be.

Agree 100%. Limited was the only way to get: Diesel, QL, 7200 lb tow, steel roof, and no 8.4 gameboy.


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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

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Agree 100%. Limited was the only way to get: Diesel, QL, 7200 lb tow, steel roof, and no 8.4 gameboy.


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I wanted a "Steel Roof" too. Cost me a small fortune because it locked me out of some REALLY nice features. Like upgrading the headlights. They ain't just for cool looks either.

And that "8.4 game boy", gets you a backup camera. By dumb luck I got that one right, because I wanted the HD Radio. It was an absolute bargain option on the limited.

That Backup camera is awesome for backing up the ball right to the hitch with no assistance, no getting in and out and no trailer hitch bruises. You can see the ball in the camera. And if you point the center line of the guide lines at your hitch it will line you up perfectly. I use it all the time.
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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

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I wanted a "Steel Roof" too. Cost me a small fortune because it locked me out of some REALLY nice features. Like upgrading the headlights. They ain't just for cool looks either.

And that "8.4 game boy", gets you a backup camera. By dumb luck I got that one right, because I wanted the HD Radio. It was an absolute bargain option on the limited.

That Backup camera is awesome for backing up the ball right to the hitch with no assistance, no getting in and out and no trailer hitch bruises. You can see the ball in the camera. And if you point the center line of the guide lines at your hitch it will line you up perfectly. I use it all the time.

It's always a pleasure to read alternative views from those with differing needs. Glad my comments enlisted yours.

Regarding the backup camera: ParkView is listed as standard equipment across the board for all models, with either 5.0 or 8.4. Isn't this a federally mandate thing now?Granted, the resolution of the 8.4 and it's numerous other benefits may be worth the additional cost, but personally, they just don't get me past the obsolete 3G connectivity of the 8.4 systems.
I routinely tow a number of different style trailers, with differing vehicles types. What I've found is that trusting my 72 year old eyes to dis-parent video systems is just too new school for me. Eyes on the ball for me.

Headlights: For my needs, the additional cost of the packages required to get them, just don't make economic sense. My commute is 8 + miles on forest service roads before getting to a main hard surface

Finally: HD radio? What could possibly sound better than the sweet music of an engine? Especially a diesel running in it's torque band.



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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

I own a 2013 Laredo(hers) and a 2014 Limited(mine). I added Katzkin leather and heated seats and a pioneer head unit with backup camera to the Laredo and The Limited is by far the best route to go. It may cost more but down the road you will enjoy the Limited much more.
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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

I would go for a used Overland. No reason to think you shouldn't be able to find a '14 with approx 40k miles for $30k, you absolutely should be able to.

Requirements for me:

HID headlights
8.4" UConnect
Leather
Remote Start
4x4
Adjustable Seats w/ lumbar
Backup Camera
Minimum of the 9 + 1 stereo

I found all these and more in the Overland. I just couldn't get over the black plastic trim over the wheel wells on the Limited. I looked at the Summit but didn't like the grey trim running boards. So I settled in on the Overland and absolutely love it. No regrets whatsoever.
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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

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It's always a pleasure to read alternative views from those with differing needs. Glad my comments enlisted yours.

Regarding the backup camera: ParkView is listed as standard equipment across the board for all models, with either 5.0 or 8.4. Isn't this a federally mandate thing now?Granted, the resolution of the 8.4 and it's numerous other benefits may be worth the additional cost, but personally, they just don't get me past the obsolete 3G connectivity of the 8.4 systems.
I routinely tow a number of different style trailers, with differing vehicles types. What I've found is that trusting my 72 year old eyes to dis-parent video systems is just too new school for me. Eyes on the ball for me.

Headlights: For my needs, the additional cost of the packages required to get them, just don't make economic sense. My commute is 8 + miles on forest service roads before getting to a main hard surface

Finally: HD radio? What could possibly sound better than the sweet music of an engine? Especially a diesel running in it's torque band.

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That's great your 72 year old eyes can see through the back of your Jeep. My mom cheaped out on that option. I lived without a backup camera for many years and I'm sure I could again, but I certainly wouldn't want to. Today, a used Limited, with or without it won't affect the price. It's just a matter of finding one with it.

It may be standard now on all trims, I don't know, it certainly should be. But we are discussing a 2014 that didn't have it on all trims.

Find a single member that has the backup camera and thinks it's a waste of money. Even members with x-ray eyes like to rest their eyes now and then. Geesh.
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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

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I would go for a used Overland. No reason to think you shouldn't be able to find a '14 with approx 40k miles for $30k, you absolutely should be able to.

Requirements for me:

HID headlights
8.4" UConnect
Leather
Remote Start
4x4
Adjustable Seats w/ lumbar
Backup Camera
Minimum of the 9 + 1 stereo

I found all these and more in the Overland. I just couldn't get over the black plastic trim over the wheel wells on the Limited. I looked at the Summit but didn't like the grey trim running boards. So I settled in on the Overland and absolutely love it. No regrets whatsoever.
You can get a Limited with all of that too. But they are not very commonly configured that way, but that is all standard on the Overland.

Most of that list you can find on a Limited though. But one key one that won't be common is the HID lights. Which are VERY nice to have. I think that only comes with the Luxury Package on the Limited.

Overland also comes with Pano Roof and Trailer Hitch.
Factory hitch is better too because it includes a few other goodies for towing.

If you need/want most of the features the Overland is a good deal too.

Check out Kelly Bluebook to see what you can swing.
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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

To add on the backup camera usefulness, ever back out of a parking space with 2 tall vehicles on either side of you? You can't see crap with either way 90% of the time, The fish eye backup camera can see a lot with its wide Field of View. That way you can avoid potentially backing up and getting hit by a unobservant driver or pedestrian.
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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

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You can get a Limited with all of that too. But they are not very commonly configured that way, but that is all standard on the Overland.

Most of that list you can find on a Limited though. But one key one that won't be common is the HID lights. Which are VERY nice to have. I think that only comes with the Luxury Package on the Limited.

Overland also comes with Pano Roof and Trailer Hitch.
Factory hitch is better too because it includes a few other goodies for towing.

If you need/want most of the features the Overland is a good deal too.

Check out Kelly Bluebook to see what you can swing.
You are correct, it just comes down to a hard to find fully optioned Limited vs base Overland. If you have any preference in color or mileage it will make the Limited even harder to find. Larger selection of Overlands means more options on which one to purchase and and ability to walk away if the seller won't meet your budget.
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Re: Buy a Laredo & upgrade or buy Limited

For what you're planning, the Limited is a better base to start with - for the power seats if nothing else (and much easier to start with the heated leather seats, plus steering wheel, and get the factory hitch all ready from the get go).

Depending on what other options you're looking for is when you might have to think hard about Limited vs Overland. Options loose their value fast, so an overland may be a better deal, especially since you get the HID lights, cooled/vented seats, parking sensors, power column, power hatch, air suspension and everything else standard instead of looking for a specifically optioned Limited.

Personally, I probably would have optioned out a Limited, but happy with the Overland I stumbled upon locally. The leather dash, folding mirrors and painted flares are stuff you can't get with an optioned Limited.


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But one key one that won't be common is the HID lights. Which are VERY nice to have. I think that only comes with the Luxury Package on the Limited.
Maybe it's a Colorado thing, but I see lots of Limiteds with the HID lights (Lux package). Granted, they could be 2014, 15 or 16's as you can't really tell them apart very easily, but they're not rare around here.

That being said, I too would look for an Overland. If you really plan on keeping it long term, and you're getting the Maxcare, you'll be happier years from now that you got the best one you could afford.
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