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Old 02-24-2011, 11:00 PM
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

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Not many people commented about ride comfort of the QL. Ride comfort is one of the main reasons I'm considering buying the WK2. I've driven both the 4x2 and 4x4 Overlands and didn't notice much of a difference in ride comfort...both were very smooth on the road. How well the suspension can handle the pot hole and metal plate ridden patchwork city roads here is very important to me in this purchase decision. I'm just sick of my sport suspension and drive 99% of the time on these awful city streets. I was planning on getting the 4x4 and hence QL but a lot of people keep asking me why since I probably won't go off roading and it rarely snows in the south. I figure its stupid to spend $45k on a Jeep and not be able to drive it on the one day a year when it does snow, of if the opportunity to go off road arises. The only thing that worries me now is that one friend who is in the car business told me that 4x4s typically ride rougher than 4x2s. Obviously this would be bad for me. Like I said earlier I didn't notice a difference between the two on my test drives but they were short. So, again, can anyone comment if they think the QL will make a difference in ride comfort over pot holes? Honestly the roads are so bad here I don't think anything can ride well over them.
For someone in the business to make such a general statement about 4X4's riding rougher points out one of the major flaws in the current industry, arrogance! People think that because they are "in the business they don't need to do research, they already know everything. If he cared to actually learn about the vehicles that put food on his table he would understand that the 4X4 system on a modern SUV uses half shafts and CV joints, just like every FWD car on the market. The 4X4 and 4X2 WK2's ride virtually the same in my experience. My 4X4 Overland with QL's has the handling and ride that exceeds my Touareg, my friends X5 and is a close rival to my Cayenne. That says a lot when you consider the cheapest of these competitors is $15K more expensive with less equipment. I have taken it over RR tracks and pothole ridden roads that used to cause the Touareg to rattle parts off and it just motors right through it with barely a wobble. I can say with 100% confidence the QL Overland 4X4 is a match for any luxury 4X4 SUV in the market today and that includes Land Rover, BMW, Porsche, Audi and VW. GM and Ford don't have a dog in this hunt and the Asian companies luxury offers are crossovers, not SUV's.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:18 PM
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

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For someone in the business to make such a general statement about 4X4's riding rougher points out one of the major flaws in the current industry, arrogance! People think that because they are "in the business they don't need to do research, they already know everything. If he cared to actually learn about the vehicles that put food on his table he would understand that the 4X4 system on a modern SUV uses half shafts and CV joints, just like every FWD car on the market. The 4X4 and 4X2 WK2's ride virtually the same in my experience. My 4X4 Overland with QL's has the handling and ride that exceeds my Touareg, my friends X5 and is a close rival to my Cayenne. That says a lot when you consider the cheapest of these competitors is $15K more expensive with less equipment. I have taken it over RR tracks and pothole ridden roads that used to cause the Touareg to rattle parts off and it just motors right through it with barely a wobble. I can say with 100% confidence the QL Overland 4X4 is a match for any luxury 4X4 SUV in the market today and that includes Land Rover, BMW, Porsche, Audi and VW. GM and Ford don't have a dog in this hunt and the Asian companies luxury offers are crossovers, not SUV's.
Hey thanks for the info, that was exactly what I wanted and very helpful. But let's not take my comment about my friend out of context. I never said he was an expert and neither would he. He admitted to me that he had never actually been in the new WK2 as he mainly drives Fords. No arrogance there. I was just checking this enthusiast forum for opinions since I consider YOU GUYS who own the vehicle the real experts.
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

I would only buy a GC with QL. Period. It's what gets the Jeep into the same league as the air suspension-equipped LR4 and Touareg. Both are unit-body on frame designs that perform extremely well off-road while providing on-road performance and comfort.

The ride is noticeably different between a steel and air-sprung GC. Anyone who says differently has clearly not driven both for an extended period of time. I have. In fact, there are multiple reviews at your disposal on this site stating the same.

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If you want a high wagon, get the Laredo. If you want something a lot better, skip the Limited and get the Overland. Less boxes to "tick" and you get everything that costs more across the street at the competition.

My two cents.

Good luck!
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