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Old 04-07-2014, 11:15 AM
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I'm open minded.

My wife and I were discussing moving up to a MY15 Grand Cherokee this fall. I was thinking about a Limited with Luxury and Hitch packages and Navigation. She said that she'd go for the difference for an Overland for my birthday. Since our off-roading is limited to dirt roads, I guess I can live with the low profile tires and the rims are sharp!

Please convince me:
1) The white stitching on seat bolster and steering wheel do not turn a blotchy grey with use.
2) Yes, I know that "air suspension" has been used in cars for about 100 years and an old poll here shows that the vast majority of respondents have no issues with it, BUT the reliability in the WK2 stills scares me. Help me through my Quadra-Lift phobia.

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Old 04-07-2014, 12:24 PM
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Once you get the overland you're going to wonder why you waited so long. The quadralift is an awesome feature....well worth the cost of the upgrade.

I can't speak for the long term but I doubt the stitching goes gray on you....

You will be glad you made the leap, I promise.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:56 PM
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Re: I'm open minded.

I agree with dub'...QL is great and the extra stuff you get/can get with the Overland trim level is very nice. When you are going to make a major investment in a vehicle to drive for a bunch of years, get what you want and will/may enjoy as long as you can financially justify and afford it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:02 PM
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Re: I'm open minded.

Best advice lifetime MaxCare if non diesel or 8 year 120K miles if a diesel. I keep things a long time and that gives me significant peace of mind for what I consider a very reasonable price...
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:22 PM
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Re: I'm open minded.

Limited has white stitching too. I have a 2012 Overland and Quadra Lift has been perfect since new for 2.5 years now. The leather dash and leather upper door trim and real wood make the interior really nice, and the complete color matched paint lower fascia looks good on the 2014/2015 Overland.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:54 AM
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Re: I'm open minded.

What color combination are you looking at? I test drove an Overland a few weeks ago and the ride difference between the Laredo/Limited and Overland is a world of difference. This is the best comparison. If you had a 2005-2010 Grand Cherokee and stepped up to the 2011-presant you noticed a HUGE difference in handling, smoothness and drive ability. It's a night/day difference between the Limited and Overland. Shoot for the Overland man, you'll love it.
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Thanks everyone. I'll have to drive an Overland.
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Re: I'm open minded.

We started out looking at Overlands and ended up with a Limited with Luxury II, Tow IV, 8.4 w/NAV and 20s. We basically have an overland without QuadraLift (which we didn't care about), the leather dashboard and a few exterior stylings. We paid cash for the car and we wanted to save a couple thousand bucks and put it toward MaxCare. We were coming out of a 1997 JGC without QuadraLift and didn't feel we needed it.

We are very happy with our purchase.
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I had a 2013 overland with QL. I now have a 2014 Limited with Lux2, tow and diesel.

Quite honestly, I like my lower model 14 better. It doesn't have the 20s, QL, QD2, stitched dash, ACC, or the hemi, but I see no difference in the ride in the regular suspension, the seats in my Limited look almost identical minus the piping, and the QT2 is much more capable then one would think.

I am more than happy without those features and don't even miss them. Sometimes I wish I had the ACC, but quite honestly Jeep's system isn't close to being as refined as the ones in my previous German cars. Save the thousands of extra dollars and go on a nice vacation or buy yourself a new tv or home theater.
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Re: I'm open minded.

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Thanks everyone. I'll have to drive an Overland.
You don't need to get the 20 inch wheels.
The Overland is available either with 20s or 18s.
The 18s come with the off road packages.

It would be nice if the 18s came with Michelin MS/2 instead of the Latitudes, but I guess that might cost an extra $.05 per vehicle.

The V6 gets slightly better gas mileage and is adequate.
The Hemi gets a better drive train, surprisingly good mileage, and is effortless.
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The Hemi gets a better drive train, surprisingly good mileage, and is effortless.
Preach it, brother! I love my hemi. So glad I went with it over the V6.
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Re: I'm open minded.

I traded my 2014 Limited V6 in for a 2014 Overland V6...so far so good...fingers crossed!

The "Pros" for the Overland (over the Limited) is the standard 8.4AN radio, ventilated full leather seats, puddle lights, HIDs, chrome tow hooks, power retractable outside mirrors and power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, Pano roof, auto high-beams, and the cool QL suspension.

The only bitch I have so far about the white stitching is the reflection I get on the front windshield in the daytime...it's right at eye level for me.

So glad I didn't pay the extra $3,000 for the thirstier V8, which also "requires" higher octane/more expensive fuel. The V6 has plenty of power for my needs, especially since I will rarely tow with it.
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