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Re: Just got 2014 JGC Overland...

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This is not uncommon at all and I wouldn't be the least bit upset. All those miles were likely put on at the plant.

At the factory the car drives on a rolling platform for wheel alignment, then possibly onto a rolling dyno to check engine performance, then is driven to the final inspection and shipping protection section, then is driven to the holding area away from the factory, then is driven onto the train, then is driven off the train at shipyard, then driven onto the boat, then off the boat, then onto a truck, then off the truck at your dealer.

A lot of variables to consider.
My 2014 was purchased the day my dealership took delivery of it. I didn't even special order and there was all of 2 miles on it before I test drove it, then purchased. I was impressed there was only 2 miles, but maybe they didn't test mine enough for quality control?
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Re: Just got 2014 JGC Overland...

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This is not uncommon at all and I wouldn't be the least bit upset. All those miles were likely put on at the plant.

At the factory the car drives on a rolling platform for wheel alignment, then possibly onto a rolling dyno to check engine performance, then is driven to the final inspection and shipping protection section, then is driven to the holding area away from the factory, then is driven onto the train, then is driven off the train at shipyard, then driven onto the boat, then off the boat, then onto a truck, then off the truck at your dealer.

A lot of variables to consider.
Duh!!! I should have looked closer at the label that is on the drivers door window glass. See photo. My dealer said they received the vehicle with 29.8 miles on it, but I figured they were just saying that to cover someone taking their first 2014 WK2 for a test ride or two. Now I feel like a dope.

Also my Jeep went from the finish build to status KZ in 1 day so I hate to think what gets done on some folks who have had their Jeeps in quality control for weeks. They must be dsaasembling and reassembling the entire vehicle.

Now as for quality control. The center console trim to the right of the shifter handle and the little storage area (USB/CD Card) door forward of the shifter isn't fitted properly. That's why I asked elsewhere on how to remove the shifter handle. Also even though I only put 18 miles on the Jeep driving it home from the dealers, it seems like the steering wheel isn't centered when going straight down the road. Guess thats going to require an alignment check. Probably happened when they were putting on the 28 miles while bouncing around Detroits roads.

But I have noticed some definite improvements from my 2012 Overland. I'll make a list as I get more miles on it.

I think its better off if they don't do a QC on a new vehicle.
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Re: Just got 2014 JGC Overland...

Nice looking ride. But I am confused. I saw a post with some ugly ass front end on a 2014 Cherokee? thought it was a typo... and it turned me off yearning for the diesel model...... now I see this, the front end is totally different... WOW... stopped looking at Rams and now back to these..... thanks.
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Re: Just got 2014 JGC Overland...

Sounds like you were looking at the Cherokee and not the Grand Cherokee?
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Re: Just got 2014 JGC Overland...

Looks good! I went to the dealership looking to get a deal on a 2013 Overland and drove off in a 2014 Overland. Loving it so far!
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Hdub, what made u go with the 2014 since they were probably dealing more on the 2013?
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I put the 2013 mopar slush mats in my 2014 jgc overland. They fit perfect. Dealers have them or can order them. Fyi
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Re: Just got 2014 JGC Overland...

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Hdub, what made u go with the 2014 since they were probably dealing more on the 2013?
Upgrades on the 2014 (both style and transmission) sold me. We got a good deal since my wife gets the Affiliate Rewards discount through her employer -- also didn't hurt that she preferred the '14 over the '13.

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Re: Just got 2014 JGC Overland...

Did the dealer replace your headlights? I have the same issue with moisture build up. Dealer said Chrysler won't change them unless the moisture dosn't go away after a few minutes. They even showed me a Chrysler Bulletin relating to this.

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Hi, just got my 2014 JGC overland and thought i would take some time and post some pics and give some feedback.

this is my 4th jeep in a row, had an 89 cherokee, 2005 JGC limited, 2011 overland and now this one. i must say that i thought my 2011 was the best, scale of 1 to 10? i thought it was a 9. after having my 2014 for 3 days, and 600 miles, my 2011 wasn't a 9. maybe 6? This is the best JGC ever.

Now with that said, I do have some input.

-the new navigation system with the interactions is incredible BUT the gps system itself for use of directions is terrible. the routing that it gives you for how to get from point a to point b is silly. maybe i have it on the wrong setting but so far, not impressed. LOVE the phone interactions, works great with the iphone. love the heated seat and steering wheel, the AC and everything else. directions are just horrible.

-my headlights after the 2nd car wash had MOISTURE built up on the inside o the lens. not happy about that but dealer will take care of. ironically i had the same issue with my 2011 but not this fast, and not this obvious. i had a film on the inside build up slowly. on the 2014, it took 2 car washes. grrr.

-i got the white with beige interior. Also had the same color in my 2011. I couldn't figure it out right away, but as it turns out, the carpet in 2011 were dark brown that hid everything. 2014, the carpet is light beige and shows EVERYTHING. no big deal, just something to point out for the tan interior folks.

-the dash is AWESOME! LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT. can't say enough about how awesome it is.

-the air condition vents. i don't remember, but i swore in my 2011 that the vent adjustment dials lit up at night. they are pitch black. i swore that the X for vent closed lit but maybe its my own crazy talking.

-getting used to the shifter is tough. i find myself going into neutral sometimes. its amazing how 2nd nature having the gearshift in an actual "position" was to me.

-i got the v8 hemi. major power, love the "speed" if you will... (last 3 were v8's) but with the 8 speed trans and in "ECO" mode, sometimes it feels like it is really searching for a gear. also, using the paddle shifters to accelerate it interesting because there is 8 gears to choose from! its not obvious what gear to be in as it was in the 2011 (only 5 to chose from!)

also, i have to hand it to the windshield. got hit HARD today with a stone or something, was cursing up and down until i got pulled over to check out a paint scratch or windshield crack, but i swore that took bullet. ha.

don't miss the non flipgate tailgate at all. it actually is less door jams to keep clean and really tightens up the rear hatch.

i really like the rims, but only like them on the white... didn't really like the overland rims on any other color. they are quite dark to me.

LOVE the folding mirrors. LOVE the shark fin antenna.


all in all, i love this truck. best one yet. just thought i would share my observations from the eyes of a very VERY picky but loyal jeep owner. enjoy to all, and best of luck to all new and current 2014 JGC owners....

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Did the dealer replace your headlights? I have the same issue with moisture build up. Dealer said Chrysler won't change them unless the moisture dosn't go away after a few minutes. They even showed me a Chrysler Bulletin relating to this.
Actually I haven't had the time to take it back to the dealer and quite frankly I forgot about it because it hasn't happened again....

Just hit 5000 miles so I have been spending a lot more time inside the truck then walking around the outside!
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Hi, just got my 2014 JGC overland and thought i would take some time and post some pics and give some feedback.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but - your steering wheel is on the wrong side!!
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