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Just get rid of the 1980s parking brake.
I would prefer there be at least one mechanical device preventing me from hitting things in an emergency.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:03 PM
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Re: Changes for 2015?

Don't know about you but ever since rear disc brakes became the norm I haven't felt like an emergency brake would stop me from hitting anything except extended time between brake jobs (due to the ease of driving around with the e-brake on).
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:20 PM
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Re: Changes for 2015?

Back many many years ago was coming home from work in DC Friday summertime rush hour traffic. I was driving a 78 Rabbit and damn brake pedal went to the floor and double damn we arent slowing no brakes. So I tried the hand brake and it worked along with downshifting the manual box. I was lucky that in bumper to bumper stop and go traffic that I made the 30 minute ride home w/o hitting anyone. Master cylinder died and despite the fact it was a dual master cylinder I had no brakes. I also hate the foot operated emergency brake because you never know when you might need to pull the handle for a bootleg turn.

One day I might try and see if my GC will stop with just the parking brake.
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The parking brake isn't a bad idea an electrical parking or one that you can pull up somewhere around the center console would be good. The one on the side near the firewall is cumbersome, the only thing I should be doing is resting my foot on the raised foot rest which they didn't include in the 2014s.
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Re: Changes for 2015?

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Would be nice to see a hybrid powertrain option. I have the V6 and with slow rush hour traffic see 16MPG or lower still.

I have been considering upgrading from my limited to something with the technology package but plan on waiting in out a few years to see if they come out with a hybrid.

Also may test drive a loaded Cherokee trailhawk. It comes with all of the tech options etc for 10K less than a GC with those features and the smaller size should mean better gas mileage.
NO HYBRIDS!

If you want gas mileage, get the diesel or something else. The diesel will get better gas mileage than a hybrid would, anyways.
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Re: Changes for 2015?

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The parking brake isn't a bad idea an electrical parking or one that you can pull up somewhere around the center console would be good. The one on the side near the firewall is cumbersome, the only thing I should be doing is resting my foot on the raised foot rest which they didn't include in the 2014s.
I have a raised footrest/dead pedal, do you not?
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Back many many years ago was coming home from work in DC Friday summertime rush hour traffic. I was driving a 78 Rabbit and damn brake pedal went to the floor and double damn we arent slowing no brakes. So I tried the hand brake and it worked along with downshifting the manual box. I was lucky that in bumper to bumper stop and go traffic that I made the 30 minute ride home w/o hitting anyone. Master cylinder died and despite the fact it was a dual master cylinder I had no brakes. I also hate the foot operated emergency brake because you never know when you might need to pull the handle for a bootleg turn.

One day I might try and see if my GC will stop with just the parking brake.
Yep, drum rear brakes if I recall. Don't think they got discs until '85 GTI.
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Maybe I should scoot my seat up
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Re: Changes for 2015?

Electronic brake-force distribution
Optimizes stopping distances and control under all vehicle loading conditions by regulating braking pressure, front-to-rear.

Electronic parking brake (EPB) with Safe Hold
Console-lever electronic parking brake supplants conventional pull-handle/push-pedal system; can be activated while driving (pull up switch and hold); can be released automatically by engaging forward or reverse gears with driver buckled in and door closed; also features Safe Hold, which stops the vehicle using the motor on caliper (MOC) at each rear wheel if driver unlatches seat belt and opens door without placing vehicle in park.

Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus
Radar and camera technology combine to determine if frontal impact appears imminent. If so, system pre-fills brakes, then transmits audible and visual warnings for driver to intervene. No response triggers brief brake application as tactile alert; if driver remains unresponsive and frontal collision risk remains, brakes are applied to slow vehicle before impact. System can bring vehicle to full stop if speed is reduced below 20 miles per hour.

LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus
Alerts and assists driver with corrective action; leverages electronic power steering (EPS) to deliver subtle steering-wheel input when system detects need for course correction.

ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist
Ultrasonic parking sensors on bumper guide driver into parking space. The system automatically controls steering-wheel angle, driver controls, gear position, brake, and accelerator. Parallel parking possible on either side of vehicle; for perpendicular parking, vehicle backs itself into space.

ParkSense front and rear park assist systems with stop and release
ln reverse, at low speeds, ultrasonic sensors detect stationary objects. If imminent collision is detected, system will provide a momentary, autonomous brake pulse, then release. Below 4.4 mph, system will bring vehicle to a stop before releasing.

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Old 01-11-2014, 04:23 AM
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Re: Changes for 2015?

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Electronic brake-force distribution
Optimizes stopping distances and control under all vehicle loading conditions by regulating braking pressure, front-to-rear.

Electronic parking brake (EPB) with Safe Hold
Console-lever electronic parking brake supplants conventional pull-handle/push-pedal system; can be activated while driving (pull up switch and hold); can be released automatically by engaging forward or reverse gears with driver buckled in and door closed; also features Safe Hold, which stops the vehicle using the motor on caliper (MOC) at each rear wheel if driver unlatches seat belt and opens door without placing vehicle in park.

Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus
Radar and camera technology combine to determine if frontal impact appears imminent. If so, system pre-fills brakes, then transmits audible and visual warnings for driver to intervene. No response triggers brief brake application as tactile alert; if driver remains unresponsive and frontal collision risk remains, brakes are applied to slow vehicle before impact. System can bring vehicle to full stop if speed is reduced below 20 miles per hour.

LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus
Alerts and assists driver with corrective action; leverages electronic power steering (EPS) to deliver subtle steering-wheel input when system detects need for course correction.

ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist
Ultrasonic parking sensors on bumper guide driver into parking space. The system automatically controls steering-wheel angle, driver controls, gear position, brake, and accelerator. Parallel parking possible on either side of vehicle; for perpendicular parking, vehicle backs itself into space.

ParkSense front and rear park assist systems with stop and release
ln reverse, at low speeds, ultrasonic sensors detect stationary objects. If imminent collision is detected, system will provide a momentary, autonomous brake pulse, then release. Below 4.4 mph, system will bring vehicle to a stop before releasing.

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Thanks, Milous! If you can say, will these all be options, or standard across the line?
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Thanks, Milous! If you can say, will these all be options, or standard across the line?
These are new/updated features that will start appearing on various 2015 model year Chrysler vehicles. Most, if not all are anticipated for the 2015-2016 Grand Cherokee. There may be slight variants on the features for different vehicles. Don't know yet what will be Standard/Optional, those decisions are still being made as production is still 6 months away.
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Re: Changes for 2015?

Now that I've had my SRT for about a month or so. I know it is a great bargain but...

1.) How about adding another stalk to the column? A single stalk is a bit weird.
2.) Reconfigure the Adaptive Cruise Control with the Normal Cruise control somehow. Perhaps on that extra stalk.
3.) Relocate the damn CD player from the center console to....anywhere friggin' else as long as it isn't in the front cabin. Under a rear seat, under the driver's seat. Anywhere else. Sure some people still play CD's but make them pay for the privilege. Perhaps offer it as an upgrade (to Australia). God it takes up hella room.
4.) Offer real roof rails. I paid +$80k for this thing C'mon. The things on it now remind me of what I put on the bottom of my skateboard as a kid. Gorilla Ribs?
5.) Offer door pockets that you can actually put sh&t in. My microfibre towel fits perfect however.
6.) Consistent lighting. Interior, exterior, fog lights, whatever. Match it up.

Last but not least.....

7.) Bring back the liftgate, tailgate, flipper glass, or a combo of any two. That.would.be.awesome.


Now that I think about it, bring all this stuff in 2017. That's when my lease is up.
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