After having completely decided on not getting an SRT due to being priced outside what I was willing to pay for one, I got serious about getting an Overland.
Shortly after that I decided to get a Black Overland Summit with the V8. It took me a while to find one as they were in short supply in my area and it seemed that I was not the only one looking for that. Out or five dealerships listing what I wanted, I managed to get to one that hadn't sold theirs. I worked out the deal over the phone. I reluctantly traded in my '02 GC Limited and on the 19th I came home with my new WK2.
Having had it for a little over a week, I am in awe of this beast. It is hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned. The '02 was great, but this Summit is on another level. I love the black with the chrome rims, the saddle leather, the vented seats, the RHR nav system, the Quadra lift system, and on and on. I am extremely happy with it and I had a perpetual grin on my face for a week.
My coworkers love it; my neighbors love it, wow. One thing I find interesting is that the BMW, Range Rover, Mercedes crowd is also quite interested in it. This new Jeep get looks from them, some slow down and take a good look at it. One neighbor who has owned a Mercedes and now owns an X5, came over on the first day I had it and was just beside himself about how nice it was. When I come to a busy stop light and I am at the head of the line, I can see people from all the other sides just looking. It is one beautiful, head turning car.
The ride is phenomenal. I get a luxurious ride that handles really well in town and on the highway in the auto mode. I have not played with the sport setting yet. I have been getting around 13 in the city and 22 on the highway. The adaptive cruise control is something to experience.
That's my story. Thanks for reading.
This is a picture of my old jeep and my new jeep on the day of purchase.