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Re: Limited vs Overland

I racked my brain for a couple of months going back and forth between the Overland and Limited. The "Cool" factor and Off-Road functionality of the air suspension was a definate plus but I just couldn't get rid of that nagging feeling that something might go wrong. Especially since I do a lot of cross dessert runs in the middle of Summer. I also was not a fan of the panormic roof or the leather dash. I know, I am odd ball that likes the standard sun roof. Something about that cloth cover on the pano seemed cheap. I also preffered the all leather stearing wheel in the Limited. I do believe that the spring suspension has a more "connected" feel to the road but that might just be all in my head. Another thing to consider in either case is the 20" don't do well off-road. So, between the pano roof and interior I finally decided on the Limited and have been happy with my decision. A lift kit and I'll really be happy.

BTW, for your shopping comparison, mine is a 2012 Limited 4X4, HEMI, LUX, 730, 20", Tow (everything minus ACC) $39,850 +TTL.

I know you'll be happy either way.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:26 PM
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Re: Limited vs Overland

I was having the same debate but was told by several people not to worry about the air suspension because they have been using the same system in mercedes for several years. I went with the Overland Summit and I have had no trouble with my air suspension and love the ride of it.
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Limited.
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Re: Limited vs Overland

I'll go for the limited trim since I don't like wood on the steering wheel.
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Re: Limited vs Overland

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I also was not a fan of the panormic roof or the leather dash. I know, I am odd ball that likes the standard sun roof.
I'm even weirder - I like to have no sunroof at all.

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I understand that the warranty will cover the expense of the possible air ride problems however another concern would simply be the hassle of constantly taking it in all the time for work.
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... I got the extended warranty which will cover the air .. so no worries..
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I share the concern about the air suspension but thats what a warranty is for.
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Dont worry about the air suspension the car has a warranty, and if you want more get the extended.
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...get yourself extended warranty through http://www.chryslerwarrantys.com .

I'm think more I'm on the OP's side... When it comes to reliability, it's often much less about the cost, and much more about the hassle of dealership visits.
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Re: Limited vs Overland

I got the Overland. Lowering the suspension to park mode makes it a lot easier to load my kayaks onto the roof rack.

I've never liked sunroofs before, but I really enjoy this pano roof.

I would get the 430N instead of the 730N if you have a choice. The 430N uses the better Garmin NAV and has more disk space for music, while the 730N has been plagued by software bugs for over a year.
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^this...the stitched leather dash really gives the car an upscale feeling and i think even with the luxury leather you don't get the piping on the seat which adds a sense of class...

same position as you, but couldn't see spending nearly the same fo ra limited optioned out the same way (minus the QL). I was sold on the overland once I saw the leather dash and piping and now that I've used the QL, I'm really glad I have it. Best of Luck!
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Re: Limited vs Overland

one more thing to consider is resale. Higher trim = better resale value down the line. Regardless of what options your limited will have it will still be a limited.
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Re: Limited vs Overland

Loving my Overland.
It was the trim level, leather dash, wood wheel, etc, that sold me.
I wanted it whether it had the air suspension or not.
But now that I have it, I like being able to put it low for my passengers,
raise it up in deep snow, or when launching a boat, or doing maintenance,
etc, etc.

I do like the pano roof, and liked that the only option I needed to add was the Adaptive cruise control, and the Hemi. Everything else was included.
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I got the Limited with Hemi, luxury, adaptive cruise and offroad package 2. I don't like the Overland trim, wood grain and wood steering wheel. Even fully loaded its a few grand cheaper than the Overland. Tough decision for you as I spent the last few weeks going through various builds until I finally settled on Limited. Good luck!
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Overland. Very nice: 9 months on it so far. Use the QL - had the same debate prior to purchase. Splurged on the O-land, because I really liked the lux leather and wood trim --- to each, their own - I suppose...
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Re: Limited vs Overland

I was originally apprehensive about the air suspension system as well, but then I remembered that U-Haul trucks have had air suspensions for years, and the city buses have the same lowering and raising air suspension ability as well. Mercedes has put alot of R&D into it, and when I had it on my ML 350, I never had any trouble either. This air suspension system is not new. It's just new to us as an option. My WK2 Overland has performed very well. In fact, there's street that I take home everyday that's 45 mph, which means I'm usually traveling at 50 to 55 through there. the road dead ends into a must left or right three way intersection. So they have painted arrows and cross lines that seem to be "raised" on old black top that is worn all around it, and small pot holes and cracks everywhere. When you're hard on the brakes coming onto all that, it jars and unsettles every vehicle I've ever driven over that, except this Overland. Even under hard braking over those and a quick left hand turn at the end never disrupts the ride or tramlines. The first time I went over those I was hooked. This truck was built to ride.

And I love the stitched leather dash. An earlier poster mentioned how it just really classes the interior up along with the leather seats. I completely agree. I have friends that have $80K SUV's mention how nice the Jeep interior is compared to thiers. That to me is a real compliment to Jeep as we all know our trucks cost half that! The Overland is just a great value for the money.
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