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Re: Considering '14-'15 JCG Overland/Summit - Reliability?

I have a Summit V8 since June 2013 and has 56,000 mi on it. There is no major mechanical problem with the car. All problem occurred are electronic related. The recent problem is the car went out of electricity after not driving for two days.


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Re: Considering '14-'15 JCG Overland/Summit - Reliability?

Have you considered the SRT?
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Re: Considering '14-'15 JCG Overland/Summit - Reliability?

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Have you considered the SRT?
Yes, but I simply do not want to spend that much on a vehicle again. I also currently own a Nissan 370Z I am selling, so while the SRT would be a perfect replacement, I am looking for something a little more "in the middle."
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Re: Considering '14-'15 JCG Overland/Summit - Reliability?

I like the Summit I drove. It was a nice looking car and the bronze color was very attractive. The dealer wanted 57k for the summit as tested, the SRT wasn't that much more and will retain it's value for a longer period of time. The thought of getting more bang for my buck is what swayed me.

I actually went from trying to keep my 11 year old DD in running order, to joking about buying a new car and about 2 weeks later putting down a deposit on a Jeep which I picked up a couple weeks later. Don't just think the SRT will be that much more expensive. It all depends on the dealer and your intentions.

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Considering '14-'15 JCG Overland/Summit - Reliability?

^^I don't really agree. To get a similarly equipped SRT (HK Sound) you're looking at 70k +. A diesel Summit (which would retain its value equally as well being a diesel) tops out at $60k. And Summits have probably the biggest discount out of any trim of the GC. IMO, the SRT has the smallest discounts. Those are my observations having purchased 1 WK and 3 WK2's new. One in Arizona, one in California, one in New Mexico and one in Colorado. So I have shopped around extensively for these things.

Besides the SRT comes with higher maintenance costs (over the Hemi, diesel is probably similar), higher fuel bill and higher insurance premiums.

Not knocking the SRT at all, just stating it is quite a bit more expensive.
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The summit and SRT are very different vehicles also, I wanted to get SRT instead of Summit but the problem was with SRT you loose all the off road ability. V8 summit was the next best and you keep off road ability which I wanted and a little pep. SRT is an onroad monster and way to go if you don't need or want the off road ability or mind the 70k price tag.
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Re: Considering '14-'15 JCG Overland/Summit - Reliability?

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The summit and SRT are very different vehicles also, I wanted to get SRT instead of Summit but the problem was with SRT you loose all the off road ability. V8 summit was the next best and you keep off road ability which I wanted and a little pep. SRT is an onroad monster and way to go if you don't need or want the off road ability or mind the 70k price tag.

I have the same thinking so I end up getting a V8 Summit.


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The summit and SRT are very different vehicles also, I wanted to get SRT instead of Summit but the problem was with SRT you loose all the off road ability. V8 summit was the next best and you keep off road ability which I wanted and a little pep. SRT is an onroad monster and way to go if you don't need or want the off road ability or mind the 70k price tag.
I agree with these statements. While my preference would've been to buy the SRT, the true cost is significantly higher vs. the Summit. The MSRP between each is not the "true" cost. You must take into consideration the available rebates and how much the dealer is willing to discount it from MSRP. While my Summit had an MSRP of (rounded) $56k, the adjusted buy price was closer to $46k. An equivalent SRT (Pano, HK, trailer and leather) would've had an MSRP of $74k and a buy price of $69-70k.

For me the Summit is good enough for a DD. Yes I would prefer the performance and the appearance of the SRT but it's not worth it to me paying the additional $14k. For my needs, I would rather have a performance vehicle that I can take to the track or enjoy on back roads. An SRT, while capable, doesn't fit that role. Though an SRT would be an excellent choice if you could have only one vehicle and had the budget.
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Re: Considering '14-'15 JCG Overland/Summit - Reliability?

All good points. Should I decide to switch to a Jeep, I might consider a used '15 SRT that has a good service history (meaning I do not see evidence of recurring problems)--have seen a few around for a price that I could stomach. Off-road performance doesn't matter to me, I just drive on the road and tow a boat during the summer.
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All good points. Should I decide to switch to a Jeep, I might consider a used '15 SRT that has a good service history (meaning I do not see evidence of recurring problems)--have seen a few around for a price that I could stomach. Off-road performance doesn't matter to me, I just drive on the road and tow a boat during the summer.
Just make sure it has factory tow if you have a larger boat...
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Just make sure it has factory tow if you have a larger boat...

I agree! If you plan on towing anything at all, it's best to make sure you just get factory tow from the get go.
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I agree! If you plan on towing anything at all, it's best to make sure you just get factory tow from the get go.
All Overlands I've seen and obviously the Summit have it. Why Jeep doesn't advertise the Overland as having it is beyond me, but the factory tow components are listed on the build sheets of every Overland I look at.

Two brand new Summits on the dealer lot today had loose fender flares. Compared to Overlands and other models, they are larger and appear to be attached differently. Are loose fender flares only an issue on Summits and SRTs? Overland looks to be just clips whereas Summit is clips and adhesive tape?
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