Originally Posted by NetworkTV
Well, I'm not sure what their beef is with "Power Equipment". The only issue I have with the power equipment is how much of it doesn't have a manual override for when power isn't available, such as the rear gate (which you might need to open to get your jumper cables out) or the passenger seat, which is sitting over the battery.
As far as the "In Car electronics", that I can buy into. I'm very disappointed with how poorly thought out and useful the Uconnect system is, from the GPS to the lack of useful on road apps to the lack of ability to download updates wirelessly. Further, the lack of ability to customize more things is lacking. It seems like they spent more time incorporating things you pay a monthly fee for along with telling you how dangerous using the system is, than actually making the system really useful.
Based on how much more the 8.4N system is than the base system, I feel like I got jacked. Unless the system improves measurably in the coming years, I will not be suckered into making the upgrade on my next vehicle.
Assuming all the rest goes well, that will hopefully give them a good decade to become better. Hopefully the fit and finish will improve, too. The paint isn't exactly a class A job, either. I'm pretty well OK with everything else, though.
I bought my 2015 GC and opted to go with the base Uconnect system based on Jeep Garage rants of the Uconnect 8.4. I like the simplicity of the base system and althought the smaller screen was a pain at first, i've gotten used to it. My wife influenced me as well...she didn't want to have another tech challenge. Use my iPhone for GPS.
BUT . . . Chrysler needs to upgrade their systems. Agree it's an industry problem. They need to buy a company OR ... Ford invests $182 million in cloud-based software comp